Well this Wednesdays AFI, NST, and Ultrasound was FINALLY a GREAT DAY! Don't get too excited - there were no earth shattering changes, but any good news or improved news is a great day for me! :)
The NST looked fine and the AFI - well - my number went up again which isn't ideal but not a HUGE deal, either. It just means I need to be very, very careful with what I do so that we don't go into labor on our own. That would be a very bad thing with my blood thinner situation.
Then on to the ultrasound ... really nothing looked a whole lot different there. Arms/legs still extremely behind but all organs looking in perfect shape. And for the first time EVER, Bailey co-operated and let us see her spine good (she is normally laying on it so we can just see the sides). It looks awesome and has ZERO breaks as far as we can see! WOO HOO! The other good piece of news? Her thoracic measurement was a BIT better. The Doctor said not to get our hopes up and that she was still going to say it was the same as it has been - no better, no worse - because of the position Bailey was in. However, the number actually came up just a bit better - with her chest capacity being a little under 50% filled this time! ANOTHER GREAT THING!
The best part, however, was more of a feeling. I don't know how to explain it and it probably will sound very weird, but I got to meet with the Doctor that they have switched me to for the delivery. She has done our ultrasound reviews a couple of times so we had met before but now that she is actually doing my delivery, too, we talked about that for awhile. Of course we had to go over all the details about what they will do if Bailey doesn't make it and how it will be handled so we will have at least some time with her, etc, etc but then she went on to say that she really feels that that isn't going to happen. She feels a little more optimistic that they will be able to save her - at least at first - and that is something that has not been said for a very long time by anyone in that office. I also have a much better feeling about things. Maybe it is just wishful thinking, maybe it is hope .. but it is something .. mothers intuition?
As always, thanks for your prayers, thoughts, and words of love!
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