Last Thursday we had what we thought would be a normal appointment with our high risk doctor, that unfortunately turned into a two day hospital stay and now strict bed rest. Apparently, my hyper-tension is now affecting the baby, in the way of low blood circulation between myself and him. From last month, he actually got skinnier, rather than chunkier, as he should have, meaning that he just isn't growing the way he should. I stayed in the hospital for constant blood pressure monitoring, as well as fetal heart monitoring, where we realized that though the baby is not growing well, he is definitely a mini-soccer player and has a great heart rate!
For now, I am on strict bed rest until delivery, with twice-weekly doctor's appointments and once weekly ultrasounds to track the baby's growth. Already, with bed rest, my blood pressure has gone down significantly, so we're praying that's all it takes to make our little man get bigger. If he doesn't show growth, we have to be transferred to a bigger hospital in Albuquerque, 4 hours away, until they decide to deliver the baby. Worst case scenario is that he just won't grow in utero and I will be forced to deliver him very early. We are just barely at 26 weeks, my due date is not until August, meaning it is way too early for Baby Snow to be here! Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Bed rest is not much fun, but I'll do whatever it take to keep that little man inside for as long as possible!
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