So this morning I met with my regular OB. Cali and Cortney went with me and I think he really put us at ease.
He said that I can hope for a totally normal baby...something I didn't even think was a possibility at my appointment with the specialist. He explained that that is the perinatologists job. To give you all the bad news and that is just how they have to talk. He said it could be a number of things and that it might be born with some disabilities some worse then others some better then others, but that it could also be nothing.
He said that I WILL be having the baby at 36 or 37 weeks. That gives me 12-19 more days. YIKES that is soon.
He said that because the rest of the baby looks so good, he is really optimistic. He said usually there are more things wrong if the baby has something really wrong.
He said that the baby is measuring small 29-31 weeks instead of 34.5, so even with out the underdeveloped cerebellum they would be delivering him early.
He said I might still be able to have the baby at my regular hospital delivered by him (he said we will know more monday the 14th)
I then went over to get an ultrasound and a non stress test. He came in and talked to me again and said both tests looked just how they wanted.
Then it was over for blood work (they were looking to see if I maybe got some certain type of virus that could cause birth defects).
It was a long exhausting time at the doctor (and always goes over into lunch time so I AM STARVING).
I feel so hopeful. I feel way more relaxed.
I am still preparing myself for all scenarios but I am not letting fear get the best of me.
I haven't been sleeping too well though...I can't stop waiting to feel the baby move.
I can really feel your prayers and I appreciate them so much. Yesterday and today have really been amazing for me.
Sometimes you forget that so many people love you. :)
I have more ultrasounds and non stress tests next week. Monday and Thursday.
Then another doctors appointment on Monday the 14th and I think that is when they will tell me when I am having this baby. I was so worried about having a December baby...I guess that isn't one of my worries any more.
p.s. I put our router in a bag of rice overnight and it works now!!! How awesome is that??
Also...we have no running water over here. I guess we gotta get that fixed pretty soon. :)
3 days ago