Sunday, January 30, 2011

Status Quo

We had another appointment on Friday. We started off with an ultrasound and then a consult with the doctor.

No big news to report as there wasn't too much change one way or another with Baby A. He still has fluid around his kidneys, but we found it encouraging that it didn't get a lot worse. The doctor was certain that there's nothing wrong with Baby A's bladder and that it is functioning, it's just something above the bladder that's not. What that means is that if we would have tried the risky procedure they gave us the choice of doing, it wouldn't work. That was good news!

Other good news to share: both boys are growing about the same rate. Baby A is 2 lbs. 8 oz and Baby B is 2 lbs. 6 oz. So, as an OB nurse who is a friend of ours pointed out at 27 weeks, I already have almost 5 lbs. of baby PLUS an extra placenta in there! :) I can only imagine how much bigger both the babies and me are going to get.

The coolest part of the day was the picture that you see below. Baby B has once again decided to flip so he is now breach (again). Because of the flip, it made it easier for the gal doing the ultrasound to see his face and she turned on the 4D ultrasound and we got this picture which I think is both neat and kind of creepy at the same time. She tried to get one of Baby A's face, but Baby B literally had his butt in front of Baby A's face. I tell you, Baby B is going to be a pistol! :)

We go back in two weeks for just an OB appointment. In a month, we'll have a busy morning because we'll be heading to Blank Children's Hospital for a consult with a Pediatric Kidney Specialist to go over some different scenarios about what might happen after birth with Baby A. After that, we'll head back to Mercy for an ultrasound and OB check.

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