Yesterday we hit 25 weeks-another great milestone. The weekend was pretty uneventful although Baby Girl continues to make finding her heart beat a challenge for the nurses. I also enjoyed having the room to myself even if it was short lived. They are replacing some floors so space will be tight the next few weeks.
Today we had a routine u/s. Baby Girl is growing well and now weighs in at 1lb 10oz. In true Mellem fashion her head is a few days ahead of the rest of her. She may have a lifetime of trouble finding hats that fit. Unfortunately the u/s showed very little fluid but this did not come as a surprise. I constantly remind myself that each u/s is only a snapshot in time and her fluid levels most likely fluctuate. She did have fluid in her stomach which tells me she has had some fluid near her face to swallow.
The biggest excitement of the u/s is that Baby Girl is now head down. This means she is less vulnerable to a cord prolapse and I am now allowed out of bed for short bits of time. I can actually walk to the kitchen and get my own water! Being allowed more movement further reduces my chances of developing a blood clot. I am currently on two heparin shots a day to prevent DVTs but this added protection is beneficial. I was also cleared for one 20 minute wheelchair ride a day. Anneliese is thrilled by this and did not want the walk to end. As we were returning to the floor a little boy saw her on my lap and asked "did you just have her?" Can you imagine that delivery????
Mondays tend to be my hardest days. The excitement of hitting a new week gives way to the reality of getting through the next stretch. I am trying my best to focus on the present and not think too far ahead. This attitude adjustment is a work in progress and I am not always successful. As of right now I am glad that Monday is almost behind me and February will be over soon. The doctors on rounds today gave Baby Girl a little pep talk trying to convince her to stay in until April. Their main argument is that diamond is the best birthstone. Indeed!
Again thank you to everyone for your kind thoughts and prayers. It is all much appreciated!