Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Grow Baby, Grow!

Tyler and I couldn't wait for our appointment on Monday because we were anxious to see how Max was doing and if he has gained much weight. Well, Monday was "weigh day" and things went well. It was a good appointment and Max seems to be doing very well and is continuing to gain weight. Two weeks ago he weighed 3lbs 2oz, and now they think he weighs 3lbs 15oz. We are hoping he will continue to rapidly gain weight over the next few weeks. The more he weighs at birth, the better, and the sooner they can do surgery if it is needed.

He continues to grow symmetrically and there are still no signs of hydrops. His heart rate was 59 and he was very active. The umbilical cord doppler is continuing to improve and we are very excited about that. We were told that it would not improve, so you can imagine our elation that it has been drastically improving over the last two weeks. This is important because it has to do with the amount of resistance in the umbilical cord. The less the resistance, the better the blood flow is to Max. When we were first diagnosed, our levels were 2-3 times the normal limit. Now, the levels have improved to almost normal! We are very pleased!

Overall, it was a great appointment. We have another BPP on Monday and then see the cardiologist on Friday. We will let you know how things go.

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