Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Brooklyn Update: On the Move

Today's non-stress test and ultrasound were mostly low-key with no dramatics.

(That is, if you don't count my hormonal breakdown in the middle of the OB office when I realized I got my appointment time wrong and they wanted me to reschedule. Needless to say, my tears and a whole lot of begging still got me in before noon. We even made a new 3.75-hour appointment time record!)

So besides that, Miss Brooklyn cooperated, and we passed our non-stress test. Our ultrasound, however, showed that she is indeed a busy bee and is back to a breech position. Yes, she managed to do a complete 180 in the last 3 weeks, so we may be back to that C-section after all. Only time will tell if our wiggle worm will go back "into position" or if she's ready to stay put.

The good news is that she is clearly moving around just fine in there. Plus, my mind has now been "prepped" for either type of delivery, so it's in God's hands. He knows which is the safest delivery route for her, and I am happy to do either. At this point, I just want her to be born so I can hold her! (Although a prayer or two for her to wiggle back would be nice... :)

Her ventricles were measuring a little larger (which helps determine the amount of excess fluid in her brain), but the increases were small and were in line with normal growth. Both ventricles are at about 21 mm. So while we have surpassed the dreaded 20-mm mark -- which some say is cause for concern -- we are trusting that God will protect Brooklyn's brain. However, please keep praying for the fluid to decrease. How awesome would it be to see that miracle happen?!

She is still a little peanut (about a week behind "schedule") but is up to 4 lbs and 7 oz. She is facing away from my belly, which means her spine is literally pressed up against my belly button for the whole world to bump into. I swear this child wants to give me more gray hair. But then again, she fits right in with her big sisters. We make them spunky around here!

My next OB appointment is next week, but I have no idea when I will have another ultrasound. I did manage to get a quick profile shot out of the technician this time, but I didn't want to push it since I was already on borrowed time.

34 weeks

(In case you can't make it out, the photo shows her looking up -- you can see her nose, lips, chin and little bit of her chest. That may be her arm over her head...not sure.)

So that's the latest. Keep praying, please! Only 5 more weeks to go!


Jenny said...

I am visiting from A List Maker's Life. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie said...

Praying for you and your family!

I look forward to "meeting" your precious little girl.