Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And now my worry shifts ...

I'm definitely anxious for tomorrow's ultrasound. I knew it was coming but didn't start being a bit nervous until this week started.

At 26 weeks, baby boy was at the 40th percentile for growth.
At 30 weeks, baby boy was at the 30th percentile for growth.

Now at 34 weeks, ~if~ he loses another 10%, things start to happen. If he's in the 20th %tile, my doc may or may not put me in hospital for monitoring. And he'll want to take baby soon, 37 weeks being latest. If he's in the 10th %tile, we're looking at a more immediate evacuation - being in the next week - or however long he thinks it'll take to make sure his lungs are good enough to be on the outside.

In looking at my pics, I don't see much change in size, so right now, I'm worried. Tomorrow's appointment isn't until 1pm, so I won't be updating until tomorrow afternoon.

38 comments:

margelina said...

I hope everything is fine with Karl. I'd say try not to worry, but that's a big "yeah, right!"so I'll just pass along some good thoughts your way!

MrsSpock said...

I hope everything goes well and Karl's growth is holding steady...

jenn said...

Man oh man momma. I'm sorry you have such a worry filled day. I'm really glad your little girl is okay & sorry you have to go through more worry for your little man. I am hoping & praying with you that he is at least still at 30% & at best has jumped up somewhere higher...

Thinking about you all- xoxo

Kirsten said...

I'll be thinking of you & Karl tomorrow; all the best!!

Amanda said...

I'm thinking of you both. Sending lots of big-boy thoughts!

Cate said...

Try not to worry, I'll keep you and Karl in my prayers. I really hope he's holding steady if not going up, but holding steady would be good.

JamieD said...

You are in my thoughts, Nancy!!

Denise said...

I hope Karl has been growing well in the last 4 weeks. Apple and Banana are sending him good growing vibes!

Jenera said...

I have been thinking about you and the baby a lot the last couple days 'cuz it's getting so close to the end. I'll keep you in mind tomorrow and think good thoughts.

::hugs::

Jen said...

Nancy~

I will be thinking about you tomorrow. I hope Karl is growing right on schedule. Hope your visit goes well.
(((HUGS)))

Motel Manager said...

I'm glad your little girl doesn't have meningitis, and I will be keeping my fingers crossed that K. is doing all right on the growth front.

When I was at my OB last week, incidentally, I overheard her on the phone with a patient who has this same thing -- I felt very in the know on the subject thanks to you. :)

Sending good thoughts your way....

Lilith Silvermane said...

~hugs~ Ok.. Please Please call, write.. something. If you need anything... starbucks... cookies... Let me know. Even if you need someone to distract the kids...

It will be fine, Karl is a strong young man... and he's going to be waving at you Mommy!

Kelly said...

Good luck tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you & Karl!

Elana Kahn said...

Good luck! I'll be thinking about you tomorrow!

Kymberli said...

I'm thinking of you and Karl. I hope he shows enough growth that you'll be able to carry him a while longer without medical intervention.

theclam said...

Sending good percentile vibes (not that i know what it means cos I've never had a baby, but none the less sending them...)

Will be waiting for GOOD news tomorrow pm...

xxx

Geohde said...

I won't add to your confusion with my own point that ultrasound biometry really is a plus/minus a sumo wrestler a crap shoot about size. Really, it is. In my honest to betsy doc hat on.

xx

J

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping Karl is holding steady. Will be looking for that updated post!! Crossing fingers and toes and thinking good thoughts.
~~HUGS~~
Velma

tobacco brunette said...

Shit, Nancy. You've got a lot going on. I'm thinking of you today and hope to read lots of good news from you this afternoon. Hang in there, sweetie.

XO

Jewels said...

Aw man - I didnt realize he was so tiny - Tiny's cute unless there sick. You'll be in my thoughts and Prayears today Nancy - I hope all is well and your little man is putting some meat on his bones.

calliope said...

sending you & Karl lots of love and hoping like a mofo that everything is GOOD!!
xo

IdleMindOfBeth said...

Praying that you & Karl sail thru the appointment this afternoon!

Monica Fayth said...

Hoping everything is good news. Can't wait for the update. Prayers coming your way.

JJ said...

Im definitely thinking of you today--hoping that little man is doing well. Thanks so much for your comment--misery does love company. Hoping our little men get here safe and sound!

Brett and Audra said...

I know it's easier said than done, but I hope you can get some rest today and Karl will have beefed up by tomorrow! We'll be thinking of you and him

Hollie said...

Thinking of you and Karl and hoping he is growing big and strong.

nancy said...

J - yup, I totally know the +/- an entire sumo wrestler thing, but it doesn't do anythng about the fact they are using these percentiles to determine if/when they are taking him out. If it was all dependent on just one u/s it would be more, um, invalid? but they're basing it off of weekly u/s plus the every 4 week growth. Still can be totally wrong, but if I see 20% today, it's happening. Oy.

Sarah R said...

I'll keep both of you in my thoughts! I'd send you a high-calorie hotdish to eat, if I could. I am totally kidding, LOL!

To A T said...

I hope everything goes well today and he stays on target! I'll be thinking about you today!

nancy said...

Sarah - ~giggle~ A hotdish. The thing is, I am gaining, but it seems just like my ass/thighs are the recipients. Ugh.

Kaci said...

Thinking of you & Karl today - I hope he's growing well. (((hugs)))

Miss Tori said...

Thank God your daughter doesn't have meningitis (sp) it's such a nasty ailment.

Will say a prayer for Karl that all goes well with today's scan.

{{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Jen said...

I really really hope everything goes well today. And having to wait until 1 p.m. is hell. Ugg.

But I hope his growth is good and strong, you have to keep him in a little longer.

And next week, weather permitting, I'm going to a press conference downtown at 8:30 or something. But I will wait till your appointment to plan something with you. You've got bigger things to plan than me!

Melody said...

Thinking of you this afternoon and hoping Karl has had a lovely growth spurt and can be kept inside safely a bit longer. Love to you.

Wordgirl said...

I'm with everyone here Nancy -- this chorus of voices and hopes and wishes -- sending you the best vibes in the world -- hoping your worry eases...

XO

Pam

Mandy said...

first of all thanks for all the support this week, I needed it. I wish I could say don't worry, but that is a waste of words. Just know that the doctors are the professionals and they are going to do what is best for you and the baby! I am praying for you both!!

m said...

Nancy, wishing you well. Hoping everything goes ok at tomorrow's scan. I can't imagine Karl being anything but a toughie. Hang in there.

Bree said...

Hoping the best for you and Karl. Maybe some kee-ray-zee growth spurt, even. Come on Karl!