Thursday, May 17, 2012

{ baby update }

After dealing with construction and finally figuring out that we were given the wrong address, we made it to our appointment.  Baby was his same squirrelly self and after watching him dance around and not really playing along for some pictures, Mike and I know that once he is born we're in trouble.

Baby's measuring 3 days ahead and is a whopping 1lb 3oz at 21weeks and 3days.  (average is 12.70 oz - 15.17 oz)  However, his left kidney is still enlarged.  He was diagnosed with Pyelectasis, which is according to OB Focus is defined as:

"Enlargement of the part of the kidney that collects urine (the renal pelvis) from 4 to 10 millimeters in diameter is called fetal pyelectasis or “renal pelvic dilatation”. Dilation of the renal pelvis to greater than 10 mm is called severe pyelectasis or hydronephrosis" 

At this time Baby's kidney is measuring at 8mm and we were told it will probably not fix itself in-utero.  We're going back in 6 weeks and if the kidney is measuring the same or higher, we will be sent to see pediatric urologist to have a game plan put in place for when he is born.  If it has gone down to 7mm or under, we'll still be monitored but their hope at that time is once he's born, it will fix itself.

Regardless what the kidney measures in 6 weeks, Baby will continue to grow and develop right on schedule.  I'm crossing my fingers that the fluid in his kidney will go down or at least stay where it is now.  They weren't able to tell us if the fluid in his kidney has increased from the previous ultrasound because they didn't have the measurement in front of them.  (but you darn well know that when I go and see my regular OB that I'll ask)

While I'm still a bit nervous about all this, at least we know where we stand.  Nothing will be done until Baby is born.  All we can do is pray, hope for the best, and get a game plan in place for if Baby's condition worsens.  It is concerning only for the fact that if it's not addresses early enough, Baby could have some kidney damage.  In the mean time, I'm trying to focus keeping him growing and looking forward to the extra peeks we'll get at him.

Here are some more pictures we got today:

{ the tech tried for a good 5 minutes to get a good 3D picture of his had other ideas }

{ profile }

{ another profile :: his hands are by his lips }

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