Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Boy Update!!!

Precious...isn't he?!

 Thank you for all your prayers for our little guy! We had our level 2 ultrasound yesterday morning and it went VERY well!

Although baby boys' kidneys are still dilated, there is no other sign of anything else wrong. 
{No blockage, no low fluids}
The perinatal that talked to us after the ultrasound was extremely helpful and told us that there was one of two reasons for the dilation. It could be a small kink in the ureter tube, where it meets the kidney. Since babies kidneys start in the lower front of their body, the ureter tube is long and windy, so it might also take the urine a long time to makes it's way down to the urethra. As the baby grows, the ureter tube stretches straight as the kidneys move up towards their right spot. It could also possibly be a mild case of reflux. The doctor said he might have to take antibiotics after he is born, to prevent reflux. This is the most she is concerned about! {Praise God!}
 She said he won't need a surgery on his kidneys and everything else looks great, so the most I have to worry about is getting a newborn to take a few drops of antibiotics a day. {I can deal with that!!}

Oh....and the biggest problem I have to worry about is having a BIG baby.
Baby boy is one ounce short of 3 lbs. already. The average 27 1/2 weeks baby is 2 1/4 lbs.
All my babies were on the smaller size, since they were born early, but if they would have been full term babies, I am not sure I would be on #4!

Chase 34 weeks - 5 lbs. 11 oz. (he was a big 34 weeker!)
Abigail 36 weeks - 5 lbs. 12 oz.
Makenzie 38 weeks - 7 lbs. 8 oz.
(all my babies would have been about 9 lb.s full term...woah!)

They said I am measuring about 28 weeks 6 days.

I can honestly say, my worry is finally gone and I am just praying for a healthy baby boy.
 I have another level 2 ultrasound at 32 weeks, to check his kidneys one more time and his size too. 

Thanks again for all the prayers! We appreciate them all!


Linds said...

oh Kelly I'm so so so glad for you! That's exactly what happened with Connor's 2nd ultrasound. He didn't even need antibiotics... just taht follow up kidney ultrasound to ensure everything was OK. Connor did struggle with major reflux, I wonder if that was an indicator at the time (no one told me that when I had the ultrasound done???). he was on Zantac for a while, and still struggles with reflux every now and then (he's 14 months now), but that is manageable. SO glad for you!

Erin said...

SO happy things turned out well :) It can be SO scary to not know what certain things mean on ultrasounds. Praying for a healthy little one still :)

Joeylee said...

So glad to hear that everything is ok. What a big relief. He's a cutie

Ashlie said...

So glad you got GREAT news!!!! It's always such a relief.

Andi said...

That's incredible news! I'm so, so, so glad to hear it. Can't wait to see little man when he makes his arrival.

Anonymous said...

praise god i say too! so happy for you all!

Heather said...

Yay! Praise God! Giant sigh of relief. And he totally has Kenzie's mouth! :)

Mommy3 said...

So happy to hear the good news!!!! :) Sarah was born at 37 weeks and weighed in at 7lbs 3oz. :) All the nurses kept saying she was a big one for a 37 weeker :).

Jamie said...

Glad to hear the good news!! I've been praying. And I love big babies! My son was born a few days shy of 36 weeks and was 10 lbs., 10 ozs.!! Yikes!

Paige said...

What wonderful news! I have not been able to read in so long but i amso glad to hear that all is well! Praise God!

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

I'm so happy it went well. Continuing to pray!

Candice said...

My sister in law is pregnant, due 2/6. The baby boy's kidney has been dilated for quite some time. The doctors are not concerned that it is anything serious. They are just monitoring it and said they "will deal with it when he's born." They also said it's pretty common.

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