first of all, sorry I didn’t update yesterday, I didn’t realise anyone would be waiting for my blog post but as 3 people have messaged/told me they were waiting for news I thought I’d better do a quick update…. I didn’t have the headspace to sit and write yesterday, but am feeling a bit better after a pretty decent nights sleep.
so yesterday’s scan showed no hydrops…. we finally passed that last big milestone that had been playing on my mind…. 30 weeks and 3 days was the exact day in which my beautiful girl was diagnosed with hydrops – even though in hindsight she’d probably had it for quite some time by then – so seeing our little rainbow fluid free in scan yesterday was amazing, and it felt (briefly) like we were doing good, that the “highest risk period” was over…..
at that point I even could’ve excused the rude sonographer, who hadn’t bothered to look at my notes before we had gone in, so she had to ask me why I was there and why I was having extra scans…. this SERIOUSLY annoys me more than it should…. but that’s a whole different rant that I don’t quite have the energy for today!
So, after the scan we went back to the waiting room while she did the scan report, after what seems like forever she called us back to explain that baby’s growth had once again dropped and it was now measuring below the 10th centile, so off to the consultant I went….
I saw a lovely midwife then waited for a dr, after seeing the scan report there was a bit of debate between the dr and consultant as to whether to give me steroid injections yesterday in order to prepare for early delivery, but eventually they decided to give baby 2 weeks to “catch up” because the Doppler on the placenta was fine and baby is active…. so the plan is that I’ve got to monitor movements closely for the next 2 weeks and if baby hasn’t moved back to at least the 10th centile by the next scan then they want to give me steroids that day and discuss delivering that week…. 😬
this journey to our happy ever after is worse than any rollercoaster, the highs and lows are absolutely insane. Really need to hope that baby has a growth spurt in the next couple of weeks now and can stay put a few weeks longer….
we always knew this pregnancy was going to be tough, we just hadn’t anticipated it being in a completely different way to the others…. still, I’m lucky, I have my amazing hubby, family and some very supportive friends around me and the Drs are doing all they can to keep this baby safe…..
motherhood was never meant to be easy or simple anyway right?!