Friday, October 3, 2008

Please Pray for Our Family

I've been having a kind of rough day today and could really use any moral support that you all could offer.

This morning I got a call from my mother-in-law that DH's grandmother passed away last night. She had been suffering from diabetes complications for a long time and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday so it wasn't totally unexpected but we're still going to miss her.

Then at my OB appointment this afternoon, my doctor found that I'm measuring quite small for the baby's gestational age. Not only that, but the measurements hadn't changed at all since my last appointment a month ago. So she has referred me for an ultrasound to make sure that the baby and placenta look okay. Unfortunately, the first opening the clinic has is not until Tuesday afternoon :-(

The good news is that the baby's heartbeat sounded strong and she's been moving about quite a bit. Also, my DS also measured very small for his gestational age and was only 5 lbs. 12 oz. at his full-term birth. He's still a little peanut (almost 3 but is the size of a typical 18 month old). Our pediatrician has run a bunch of tests on him & has not found any medical problems. As she has reassured me, "Somebody's got to be in that below-the-3rd percentile on the growth curve." So hopefully that's the case with this new baby, too. I just wish that I didn't have to wait 4 days to have the ultrasound.

Sorry to ramble on, but I just wanted to ask you to please keep our family in your prayers :-)


Love2Learn Mom said...

I will pray - waiting is SO hard!

Kirsten said...

I'm sorry about your husband's grandmother's death.

You might want to check what your husband's birth weight and length were, if you didn't already. Rapid fetal growth is promoted by paternal genes (ones that have the methylation pattern of having been in the sperm instead of the egg). Good luck.

Crimson Wife said...

DH was only something like 5 1/2 lbs. at birth but my mother-in-law smoked during her pregnancy (this was back in the mid-70's). So it's hard to know how much of his low birth weight was due to the smoking and how much to other factors.