BIG week ahead

4 Nov

Last week I had 2 doctor’s appointments, 1 on Monday and 1 on Friday.  My doctor was on vacation the prior week so instead of coming last Friday I came on Monday instead.  We like to keep the Friday routine because Henry is able to attend as well.  Anyway, my Monday appointment went well.  I wasn’t feeling the baby all that much so we moved it from the afternoon to the morning, but everything checked out well.

On Monday:

Weight gain: 14 pounds  total (no change since my last appointment)

Baby’s HR: 136

My BP: 110/70

My platelets have actually come up from 126 to 149, which is almost in the normal range

Baby’s weight: 2.35 kg or 5.1 lbs

This is one of our concerns at the moment; the percentile of baby girl has dropped from the 46% to the 35%, which we watch for growth restriction either due to my size or my placenta indicating a possibility for pre-eclampsia

On Friday:

Weight gain: again 14 lbs total (I’m eating so much too)

Baby’s HR: 136

My BP: 110/70

From Monday we learned that my red cells are low, and lack iron so I was lucky enough to get an intravenous iron shot – gotta admit, it was a little weird watching him inject my vein with pure iron which is black ( I couldn’t feel it though)

Baby’s weight: 2.4 kg or 5 1/4 lbs

So currently the baby is in the 27th percentile and hitting a plateau with her growth.  I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon so check on her again, however the Doc has already had serious conversations with me stating that I will be induced either this coming Thursday or Saturday

It’s a little nerve racking, for many reasons.  The baby is small, but healthy and will grow much better outside of the womb – I understand this.  But knowing when the baby is coming is a little strange.

I’ve been having BH contractions like crazy and they are getting more and more uncomfortable and I’m already 60% effaced, so my cervix is a good candidate for an induction.

I’ll keep you all in the loop with what happens tomorrow.  I could be having this baby in just 3 short days…eeek!

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4 Responses to “BIG week ahead”

  1. Juli November 4, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    Good luck! Wishing you and baby girl a safe and happy delivery!

  2. Cheri November 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Thinking of you Tara… doctor knows best and I’m sure it’ll all be fine. Let us know when baby decides to arrive. Love Cheri

  3. Heather November 4, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Keeping you and baby girl in my prayers this week, Tara. Everything will work out just fine. The doctor does know best and you’ve done all you can to ensure she is healthy and ready to make her entrance into the world. Can’t wait to hear the exciting news!

  4. Jen November 5, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Sending you many thoughts and prayers!!! : )

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