January 28, 2009

Baby Update

I realized I haven't posted an update for awhile regarding Baby's kidney. I had another ultrasound on January 14, and over a week later I finally learned the results. Basically, there has been no change, which means his kidney is still measuring within the "normal" range, but on the high end. So they still want to monitor it. That means more ultrasounds, sigh. It's not that I don't appreciate the opportunity to see that the baby is OK, but driving 45 minutes each way to the base hospital, plus finding child care for the kids, plus having to endure a full bladder while a tech presses on my belly...let's just say that at this point, it's more troublesome than thrilling!

The good news is that the OB informed me that if there is a problem with an enlarged kidney (which is fairly common in boys), then usually it will resolve itself. Even if it doesn't, they will simply continue to monitor the situation after birth. No major surgery required, no drama, no need to worry.

So I'm not. :-) As Jesus said, "Each day has enough trouble of its own!"

5 comments:

The Litwillers said...

You have to do the ultrasound full bladder? I thought they had done away with that everywhere by now.

Beverly said...

Not at Nellis AFB!!

Ski said...

I was going to guess the due date as March 22 as well. Then you have two dual birthday's in your house.

Anonymous said...

March 22 would be a good day. That was my dad's birthday. I have a new grandson. Our son Bryan and his wife Jennifer had a 5 lb 9 oz baby boy on January 25.A few complications because he was 4 weeks early but he is doing better and he is a cutie. His name is Caleb James. Karen Skaggs

Beverly said...

LOL to Ski--yes, you realized I was going for the shared birthday theme with my guess! There are 2 other possibilities, neither of which thrills me: Sharing a birthday with Kenna (Feb 27), which means he would be over a month early, or sharing a birthday with Tobin (Apr 13), which means he would be 2 weeks late!! Ted's birthday seems to be the best choice of the three!