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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

32 week scan

We just got our 32 week 3D scan report and everything is right on track. Rotunda will courier a CD of the scan, so we have to wait a few more days for the 3D images we did get some 2D images with the emailed report but we could not make anything out! Our baby shower is next weekend so we will be able to show everyone the 3D images of our baby WAM. To say we are excited at the moment is an understatement, we just cant wait to meet our baby!

A single, live intrauterine pregnancy with longitudinal lie and cephalic presentation is noted.
Foetal cardiac activity and limb movements are observed. FHR: 146 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 19.8 cm.

The lower uterine segment is normal. There is no evidence of incompetent os. The cervical length is 4.8 cm.

Various foetal parameters are as follows: BIOPHYSICAL PROFILE SCORE:
BPD: 8.4 cm. 33.6 Weeks. FOETAL BREATHING 2
HC: 30.3 cm. 33.5 Weeks. FOETAL TONE 2
AC: 28.0 cm. 32.1 Weeks. GROSS BODY MOVEMENTS 2
FL: 6.3 cm. 33.0 Weeks. LIQUOUR 2
FL/AC: 23 % -- NO IUGR. EBW: 2041 gm. +/- 204 gm. TOTAL SCORE 8/8

No obvious foetal anomalies are detected.
(Third trimester scan is not ideal for diagnosing foetal anomalies.)

Following epiphyses are visualized: femoral (Approx. gest. age --- > 32 < 35 weeks).

There is no evidence of a nuchal cord. Umbilical artery S/D ratio is normal.

BY ET, THE GA IS 32 W. 2 D. EDD: 22.11.10.
BY FIRST USG (3.4.10), THE GA IS 32 W. 1 D. EDD: 23.11.10.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Almost 31 Weeks

We cannot believe that tomorrow will mark the start of our 31st week. By all accounts everything is progressing well and our SM will be due a 3D scan very soon, which we can not wait to receive.

The nursery is completed and we have started to pack bubs bag for overseas, this is extremely difficult. Pre-baby WAM, Will and I have never been the lightest of travellers and packing for bub is proving to be very difficult… If anyone has any tips of what we should take (essentials or things you wish you had packed) please help and likewise things we should not bother taking. I think this will be the first time we travel with a shared suitcase…. Baby WAM has already claimed a suitcase of his/hers……

Will is extremely busy at the moment and working seven days so he is really quite tired. I am still attempting to get leave from my employer and this is in the hands of my professions union and the anti-discrimination commission, not really the most relaxing time and not really the stress that we need at the moment. Hopefully however this will set a much-needed precedence in my statewide organisation and pave the way for other males and couples pursuing parental leave and surrogacy leave.

We have our Indian VISA sorted but have not bothered with booking flights as yet we are still watching prices however (what did other Aussies do book one way or return flights?), will more than likely book after our 3D scan and see what this says, we are aiming to leave on the 1st November (all going to plan). We have ordered an Indian SIM card also and that will arrive this week so we will have an Indian phone number ready for when we depart . Still have not booked accommodation but will more than likely wing this when we know for certain when we are going, definitely know where we would like to stay.

The Faith to Vishwas boys arrival really hit home this week how close we really are with the birth of their beautiful little girl Vivian Grace highlighting to us things can happen at any time.

We will keep you posted after our next scan!!!