Friday, April 20, 2007

Week 30 Ultrasound

Tigger's Chubby Cheeks
Pooh Smiling For The Camera

We pulled double duty today for office visits. We first went to the OB for our 30 week check-in. Nothing new here to report. We mainly wanted to make sure that the doctor was aware of everything that has been going on over the last couple weeks with the IV fluid surge. The "bad news" is that the last dictation and ultrasound report the OB had from the perinatalogist was from April 3rd. The "good news" is that the perinatalogist ran into the OB in the hospital on Monday of this week and updated her on our situation. The OB was still her upbeat self, with a lot of "at-a girl"s and "no worries"s, but it did appear that she was a little more understanding about the boys' situations.

Next, we had another appointment with the perinatalogist this afternoon. The babies are looking GREAT on the heart rate monitors. Randi had a couple of contractions while we were hooked up, and neither of the heart rates decelerated significantly. When we got on the ultrasound machine, both babies were showing excellent movement and acted like normal 30 weekers. They were both showing regular practice breathing, and Pooh even had a case of the hiccups. Although we did not do a growth scan, Pooh finally looks like he is gaining some baby fat. The downside is that Pooh was showing intermittent to consistent reverse end diastolic flow again. Randi will be going back into the hospital tomorrow morning for more IV fluids to see if we can buy ourselves some more time. As for how long we can keep this up, I think the doctor said it best today when he stated, "We will take as much time as God gives us and maybe steal a little from the devil too." We will try to update everyone after Randi finishes with fluids tomorrow. Thanks again for your continued prayers and nice comments and emails.


JenMom said...

Great report--HAPPY 30 WEEKS!!! I am so thrilled for you.

Jennisa said...

Can't believe you are at 30 weeks! What great news! You are to be commended for all you have gone through! I can only imagine how your arms look with all the poking that they are doing! OUCH! Keep growing them babies!

Dennis, Rose and our Clan said...

Happy 30 weeks!! Take each day!! I am so thrilled to see 30 weeks! Prayers for a great day tomorrow too!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you!!!