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Puffly Update

The Puff has decided to cooperate with medical professionals. I am so proud.

He is no longer in a breech position.

His heart looks "perfectly normal," all the blood is flowing in the right directions and his valves are all the right size and where they should be and moving the way they should be.

He currently weighs 2.2 lbs. (1 kilo) and is in the 59th percentile for growth according to his gestational age. Which means that he is not growing too fast and that my blood sugars are doing well.

I have to go back to the OB every two weeks now. And starting next month I will be going in twice a week for fetal monitoring. The Puff has to get an ultrasound in four weeks to check on his weight and size.

Oh, and according to the perinatologist his head is "huge". I am assuming that is the official technical term for it. *eep*

Oh and we are getting closer to a name. We have a "short list".



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Feb. 8th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
You know, Rebecca is a very nice name.
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
It is but maybe not so much for a boy ;)
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
I guess everyone has to have priorities. *le sigh*

Feb. 8th, 2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
If she wanted to name him, Rebecca Jessica I'd pay for the therapy later... ;)
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)
Oh, and according to the perinatologist his head is "huge". I am assuming that is the official technical term for it.

Six years in medical school, and THAT'S what they come up with?!!!??? eep indeed!

I'm glad things are going well with your pregnancy and that you're narrowing in on a name for the little guy! *waves to Puff*

Stay well ;D
Feb. 8th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)

I guess this is the only sitaution where it would be nice to be told your kid is a pea-brian.

*looks all worried*
I;ll say EEEEP for you too...
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:08 am (UTC)


what names are you thinking about?
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:26 am (UTC)
Given your condition, is the quack planning an early delivery?

Feb. 8th, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
Actually no.
I have been told that they will not do anything unless myself or the Puff is in danger. And I can ask to be induced at 39 weeks.

They did say if the Puff is over 9 pounds they will offer me a C-Section, but it is still my choice.

I was pretty impressed.
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
We were advised that there's a risk of unexplained fetal death just before term where the mum has diabetes (Debbie had gestational Diabetes and was on Insulan). our quack advised to deliver early either by inducing or C-section.
Feb. 8th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well they have me coming in twice a week for blood pressure checks and fetal monitoring to make sure there is no stress on me or the Puff starting 32 weeks. And I have to do the whole kick chart thing, which he has no problem getting his quota in right now! I was informed that babies with diabetic moms are often behind in the development of thier lungs which is why the don't want to induce or operate early if they don't have to. Different quacks have different approaches I guess.
Feb. 8th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Holding thumbs for you and puff
Feb. 8th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Good news poppet! What's the short list of names?
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
yay for names! Eep! for huge heads!

Mine was born via c-section a week early and weighed almost 9 pounds. When the doctor pulled him out, he said "Jesus!" So, you know, that's not at all scary when you're strapped to a table and numb from the waist down.
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
I have heard that!

I guess we shall just see when the time comes around. I would like to do natural birth as long as it will be safe for the Puff, but I am not going to freak if they need to do a C Section.
Feb. 8th, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
I don't know if natural means vaginal or if it means without drugs, but if you are going to try to go without painkillers, I can't say enough good things about water. I labored for a few hours in the tub and it was the easiest of the entire thing (36 hours total). So if you have that choice, give it a try.
Feb. 8th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I have read some good things about the warm water stuff and the hospital I am going to has nice hot showers in the labor and delivery rooms.

I would rather do all natural with minimal amounts of drugs. I would rather not have an epidural and I have been advised by a few moms who have done both with and without the epidural that they would chose NOT to have it the next time around.

I guess it is all going to boil down to a) if they feel it is safe for me to do a vaginal delivery and b) just how hard my labor is and when I wimp out and ask for the drugs. :D
Feb. 8th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
I don't know,I'm just so used to thinking of him as the Puff now.

It's great to hear that things are going well.
Hang in there, you and Puff Daddy have much to look forward to!
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the puff is beginning to cooperate for you, it will be the first and probably last time that happens. *smirk*

Both my girls averaged above the 95th percentile all through Julie's pregnancy's. This of course resulted in two little girls being born at 9lbs 6oz (on time) and 9lbs 2oz (two weeks early) respectively. Both of whom were delivered through the doctor provided sun roof.

And when we start guessing names, should we keep the Potter-verse in reference???????

Feb. 8th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
No Potter Names on the short list right now.

Of course I reserve the right to change my mind all the way up until the last minute. :D
Feb. 8th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Huge head? That does not bode well. Because of the diabetes are they encouraging a c-section?

ANYWAY -- I'm glad to hear he is cooperating... total weight off your mind, eh?

*hugs you*
Feb. 8th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
They said they would offer me a C-section if he looks like he will be over 9 lbs. but that it would still be my choice at that point.

And the doctor said that it isn't so much the head that they worry about, it is the shoulders that can be the problem and there is no real predictive measurement for that.

And yes it was very much a relief to know that his heart was okay since he was at a higher risk for cardiac defects with my being diabetic.
Feb. 9th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad everything is working out. Its so odd, you're the second person I've heard of that has/had a breech baby. My RL friend Amy is having a csection in March for her little girl, who is breech. Sections, IMHO, are the best thing in life, but I have a reallllly low tolerance for pain.

I do love 'Puff' it's adoreable, but likely to get him beat up in the future. heehee. Of course, Grint and Rupert are wonderful names...lol but I'm biased.

He's going to be beautiful and you're going to be a fabulous mum! Congrats, honey!
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