Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Dr update- 31 weeks

Had my high risk doctor appt today- nothing has changed with my contractions or cervix since last week so that is good news. He says I could last a few more weeks or I could go into labor today- there is just no way of telling. He is going to have me go ahead and get the steroid shots tomorrow and the next day to help develop the babies lungs. I feel better about going ahead and getting them, also, as it just seems like waiting until I go into labor would be too late. He said babies over 3 lbs that have had the steroid shots should do great in the NICU so that was good news.
His only concern is over our smaller baby "c". She is having some umbilical cord issues and doesn't seem to be getting as much blood flow, etc.. through it. Since it has been 2 weeks since they were last measured he wants me to come back Monday (after I have had the shots) to measure and check on her development. As of the last measurement she was a good size and only a little bit behind the other two so he just wants to make sure she isn't falling more behind. It is very common in triplet pregnancies that one of the babies has some placenta/cord issues and falls a little behind. He said it's not anything major to worry about, and at the worst if they check her on Monday and there are significant issues they will just go ahead and deliver the babies- and they should be just fine.
Pray for our little baby "c" and I'll let you know what happens on Monday!

3 comments:

redifu said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for the updates. I pray for your girls daily-many times in the middle of the night when I wake up and can't sleep. They will be blessed to have wonderful parents to love and take care of them. Can't wait to hear when they arrive! Love, Gail

mark and missy said...

Hey guys,
We're praying for all your girls right now, and we're saying extra prayers for baby girl c! I cling to the promises you reminded us of earlier that "He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Thank for keeping us updated- we look every day and pray!
we love you guys!

Mike and Susanne said...

Everytime the phone rings, I think maybe it's mom telling us that you're having the babies! I'm glad that they are staying in there a little longer (way to go, Kim's cervix!) We're praying for all the babies...especially that baby girl "c" gets a good share of the food! we love you guys!