Now for the non-stitching news.....I had another ultrasound done yesterday to measure the Little One's growth and no big surprise that she is still measuring small for her age. She is measuring in the 12th percentile where as the Dr would like to see her at about 50th percentile. She weighs just about 3 pounds 5 ounces....not close to the 4 pounds as the Dr was hoping she weighed.
After the ultrasound I was ushered into another room to be hooked up to the fetal monitor. Then the nurse says Dr S (Dr. H was in surgery at the hospital) will be in shortly to speak with you about the ultrasound. I got a knot the size of Texas in my stomach. I just knew he wasn't going to have good news for us. I was right, the news wasn't good. Apparently the blood flow in the cord is not doing good. Every time her little heart beats the blood flow temporarily stops which isn't good. So I was given a shot of steroids to help mature her lungs and then I was sent home until Dr. S could confer with Dr. H to see how to proceed from this point. A few hours later I get a phone call from Dr. H telling me to grab my suitcase and head to the hospital to be admitted.
After I got hooked up to the fetal monitor Dr. H came in and spoke to us about the situation. It will be better for the Little One to be delivered as soon as possible. Dr. H did want to get one more round of steroid shots in before delivery so it looks like tomorrow morning we will finally get to meet her. On one hand I am terribly excited to meet her but on the other hand I have a knot the size of Texas worrying that something will go wrong. *sigh* The next 24 hours will go by extremely slow!
Dr. H is pretty confident that she will do fine once she it out of the womb. I will be 33 weeks along so hopefully she will only have to spend a couple of weeks to a month in the NICU. At least I have been down this road before so I kind of know what to expect.
I will post more as I know more. Plus I am kind of tired right now...you know how much those nurses actually let you sleep when your supposed to!