33 Weeks, 2 Days

Had my 33-week ultrasound Friday, and got some good news! My placenta previa seems to have resolved itself and baby Violet is head down in go position. It looks like we’ve overcome one hurdle.

Unfortunately, we’ve found a new one.

My fluid levels are only at an 8, which is just below low normal range. I’ve been tentatively diagnosed with oligohydraminos. I shouldn’t have Googled it because there are some scary consequences, and some scary reasons it might be happening, which I won’t go into here.

For now, I’m concentrating on three things.

  1. My doctor didn’t seem too overly worried, so perhaps my anxiety is premature.
  2. I’m being closely monitored in case anything goes wrong – I have another ultrasound this Wednesday, plus I start weekly non-stress tests next Saturday.
  3. Plenty of women in my gestational diabetes support groups on FB have experienced this. Some resolved themselves, and some warranted early delivery, but most of them turned out OK.

These things give me hope.

Thank goodness for the long weekend. We are cleaning, relaxing, getting sleep and hydrating. (Sonic ice is sooooo good. I’m chomping on some right now.)

There’s some evidence that maternal dehydration could be at play, and I will be the first to admit I am often a bit dehydrated. Hopefully Wednesday it’s back up, or at least hasn’t gotten worse.

Little girl is moving and seems healthy, and I’d like to keep it that way.

I did learn that my OB will typically induce at 39 weeks, sometimes 38 with GD, so my countdown is officially 5-6 weeks to go instead of 7+. Of course, any major setbacks at any one of my scans, appointments or NSTs might warrant her coming even earlier – so I’m trying to prepare for anything.

I’m so ready to meet her, but first and foremost I want her to be happy and healthy.

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