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Monday, August 30, 2010

Looking Good!


The long awaited scan report has arrived and everything is on track! The fluid levels have gone down and is now on the high side of NORMAL, our Doctor has said that everything is fine and there is nothing for us to worry about. (We will try!!)


REAL TIME USG OF THE GRAVID UTERUS REVEALS:

A single, live intrauterine pregnancy with longitudinal lie and breech presentation is noted.

Foetal cardiac activity and limb movements are observed. FHR: 124 B / M.

The placenta is localized on the posterior uterine wall, extending up to the fundus.

There is no evidence of placenta previa. It shows grade 2 maturity.

Liquour quantity is on the higher side of normal. AFI is 18.0 cm.

The lower uterine segment is normal. There is no evidence of incompetent os.

The cervical length is 4.2 cm.

Various foetal parameters are as follows:

BPD

7.2 Cm.

29.1 Weeks.

HC

26.4 Cm.

28.5 Weeks.

AC

24.0 Cm.

28.2 Weeks.

FL

5.5 Cm.

29.2 Weeks.

FL/ AC

23 % -- NO IUGR

EBW: 1278 gm. +/- 187 gm.

Following foetal organs are well visualized and do not show any obvious malformation.

* Spine * Brain *4C Heart *Kidneys * Stomach * Bladder * 3 Vessel cord * Eyes * Nose * Upper limbs

* Lower limbs.

It should be noted that because of foetal movements, position and quantity of liquour, all the foetal organs may not be visualized optimally in one scan.

IMPRESSION: A SINGLE, LIVE FOETUS WITH BREECH PRESENTATION.

BY LMP, THE GA IS 28 W. 0 D. EDD: 22.11.10.

BY FIRST USG (3.4.10), THE GA IS 27 W. 6 D. EDD: 23.11.10.

BY PRESENT USG, THE GA IS 28 W. 6 D.

MILD POLYHYDRAMNIOS IS NOTED. NO FOETAL CAUSE IS DETECTED.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

28 Weeks

We are now 28 weeks and hopefully all is going well. We are currently waiting for another scan to see how our SM and baby WAM are progressing. We are concerned to see if the polyhydramnios has settled and our fingers remained crossed that all is ok and progressing well.

Has been a difficult period at the moment and the past two weeks feel like they have been the hardest in a while. Seems like we are constantly asking questions but they are never all being answered. We know that everything important is being taken care of by our clinic and have faith that they are doing everything required to keep SM and baby WAM safe. Just wish that we had more of an instant feedback system to allay our concerns.

I am starting to feel like we are going to have a baby but do still find it difficult to believe and have troubles giving in completely to the experience. Will has completely surrendered to it all and sometimes I feel like I am raining on his parade. I have however started to read my first baby book and this excites me but also presents a huge learning curve!

I am currently trying to get parity with my leave rights at work so that we can access parental leave which is a bit stressful and feels like another hurdle however I am committed to obtaining equal rights and hopefully all goes well.

Our nursery is currently bursting at the seams we can't help ourselves and every time we are at the shops we leave with something else.

We have set a date for our baby shower and will be sending out the invites very soon.... We are slowly getting things done around the house before we go, but sometimes feels like one job crossed off two jobs then go on...

Hopefully we will have our scan results shortly and will be able to see how things are going.

WAM

Sunday, August 15, 2010

No gestational diabetes.

Just a short post to say we have got the report back from our surrogates blood sugar levels test and there is no gestational diabetes.

She has been to see Dr Soni, she wants to see our surrogate again in a week to make sure all is going ok.

I have asked Dr Ramesh if we should be worried about the extra amniotic fluid and she has said “NO”. (Easier said then done)

We will get another scan in a week to read the amniotic fluid levels again.

Fingers crossed!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Nursery



We have been working hard the last few weeks changing one of our spare rooms into the new nursery, I love this room it looks out onto our garden and has a great feel to it.

The cot and change table we got second hand on ebay, we have done them up and now they look like new. Michael’s mum made the curtains which we think look fantastic. We have had a cabinetmaker come and build a new built in wardrobe and have had air-conditioning installed.

The net over the cot is great, it will keep out any mossies and also our cat Milly!

The d├ęcal on the wall came in about 150 separate stickers, we had a great time putting it together on the wall.

We LOVE shopping for the baby, every time the big stores have a sale we are there trying to get a bargain.

We are stocking up on formula, nappies and wipes so we are ready for our new arrival.

We can’t wait!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mild Polyhydramnios!!

We got our 24 week scan today and baby WAM is doing great however our surrogate has got mild polyhydramnios with an AFI of 21.9cm, this means there is an elevated amount of amniotic fluid around the baby. This can be caused by many things, one of them being gestational diabetes, our surrogate is having a blood test tomorrow to rule this out.

Our doctor does not seem to worried about this and has said it is a mild case and some times the fluid goes up for no reason, also the scan report has found no foetal cause for this problem.

Has anyone experienced or know anything about this?

Scan report

REAL TIME USG OF THE GRAVID UTERUS REVEALS:

A single, live intrauterine pregnancy with longitudinal lie and cephalic presentation is noted.

Foetal cardiac activity and limb movements are observed. FHR: 168 B / M.

The placenta is localized on the posterior uterine wall, extending up to the fundus.

There is no evidence of placenta previa. It shows grade 2 maturity.

Mild polyhydramnios is noted. AFI is 21.9 cm.

The lower uterine segment is normal. There is no evidence of incompetent os.

The cervical length is 5.4 cm.

Various foetal parameters are as follows:

BPD

5.7 Cm.

23.3 Weeks.

HC

18.7 Cm.

24.3 Weeks.

AC

20.3 Cm.

25.0 Weeks.

FL

4.5 Cm.

25.1 Weeks.

FL/ AC

22 % -- NO IUGR

EBW: 747 gm. +/- 109 gm.

Following foetal organs are well visualized and do not show any obvious malformation.

* Spine * Brain *4C Heart *Kidneys * Stomach * Bladder * 3 Vessel cord * Eyes * Nose * Upper limbs

* Lower limbs.

It should be noted that because of foetal movements, position and quantity of liquour, all the foetal organs may not be visualized optimally in one scan.

IMPRESSION: A SINGLE, LIVE FOETUS WITH CEPHALIC PRESENTATION.

BY ET, THE GA IS 24 W. 1 D. EDD: 22.11.10.

BY FIRST USG (3.4.10), THE GA IS 24 W. 0 D. EDD: 23.11.10.

BY PRESENT USG, THE GA IS 24 W. 3 D.

MILD POLYHYDRAMNIOS IS NOTED. NO FOETAL CAUSE IS DETECTED.