Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tyler Update

Things have been going pretty good so far.  I was looking forward to being discharged from the hospital this morning, but that is not happening right now.  Everything is great with me.  Tyler has jaundice and his level is not high enough to treat, but too high to send him home right now.  They are concerned because he has a completely different blood type from me which puts him at a higher risk for jaundice to get worse.  Also, he has now lost 10% of his birth weight.  All babies do lose weight, but they get concerned if they hit the 10% or more mark.  So they want to re-test his levels at 4pm today before deciding what to do.  We also started to supplement his feedings with formula this morning in the hopes of that helping reduce the jaundice.  So now we are waiting around until this afternoon to see what his blood results show.  I am dying to get home!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Tyler Luke Croissant

Tyler Luke Croissant was born on Thursday April 26 at 11:44am.  He weighed 8lb 4oz and was 20 inches long.  Tyler and I are both doing well.  We will probably be in the hospital until Sunday.  I am at Franklin Square Hospital and in Room 132.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

First T-Ball Game

Tonight the boys had their first t-ball game.  The whole team did really good.  The boys had a blast!

Zak hitting the ball

Ryder hitting the ball

Tyler Update

My blood sugars have started to drastically drop over the past few days.  According to the high risk OB, this could mean my placenta is starting to deteriorate.  My fluid level is good so that shows it is still working though.  After she talked to my regular OB they decided to move my scheduled c-section date to Friday April 27!  So looks like Tyler will be born around 8:30am on Friday.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Growth Scan

Well, I will be 38 weeks along tomorrow. I can't believe it! The beginning of this pregnancy went by so fast, but the last few weeks seem to have been going in slow motion. Today I had one of my twice weekly NST followed by my last ultrasound.

The NST was slightly different today than other times. I was still having contractions just as I have been every other time the last few weeks. But today Tyler didn't seem to move around as much as he normally does. The nurse had to stimulate him a bit, but he did move around and his heart rate seemed to be fine they said. I told them I had noticed him not moving a ton, but I have found if I rub/push on 1 part of my belly he always seems to react. They said as long as I feel him moving throughout the day then it was good. So of course I find myself poking his little knee all day long making sure he responds.

I love having ultrasounds done because I get to see Tyler. Today it was really hard to see anything really good because of how squished he is. I wasn't able to get any pictures today because he is just way too curled up to really see anything worth printing out. The poor baby has no room to move or go anywhere anymore. He is head down, very low down. One really cute thing I did get to see is that he has a full head of hair. The tech pointed out to me all of the hair waving in the fluid, it was really neat to watch. His butt is pushed out right at my belly button and his little knee is where I rub him to get some type of movement response from him. Everything on the ultrasound looked good including my fluid level. Today Tyler was measuring 8lb 7oz which is 96% for a baby at this stage in pregnancy. His head and leg length are measuring about 1 week ahead (39 weeks) and his tummy was measuring about 2 weeks ahead (40 weeks).

After the ultrasound I met with the high risk OB to talk about the ultrasound, NST and my recently blood sugars. She said the measurements on the ultrasound can be off by 1 pound plus or minus. She thinks Tyler might be a little bigger than the estimated weight because they had a hard time getting really good measurements on his head and leg length because of how low he is and how squished he is. The last few days my blood sugars have been dropping low all day long even when I eat. So we talked about that and she explained that more than likely means my placenta is starting to deteriorate and not function 100%. In a Diabetic it is the placenta that causes us to require more insulin during pregnancy so seeing my numbers drop so drastically means the placenta is no longer functioning at 100% which means I now require less insulin. She said since my fluid level was still good and Tyler's heart rate was good that it should be fine for now. She did say to make sure I keep track of his movement and if he stops moving I need to call. We are going to lower my pump settings for now though. She said as long as my NST results on Thursday and Monday next week are fine then we can wait for the scheduled c-section on May 2 (Wednesday next week). We also talked about my scheduled c-section date. Since it isn't until 1pm she wants me to wake up and eat breakfast at 5am that morning to try and avoid low blood sugar issues. The regular OB instructed me not to eat or drink after midnight so I am supposed to tell them when I see them this week (Wednesday) that the high risk OB does want me to eat. She explained that eating 8 hours before the c-section is perfectly safe so hopefully the regular OB will agree.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I just wanted to post a quick update for anybody who is reading the blog. I am now 37 weeks along which means I am now technically considered full-term! I stopped my weekly shots of progesterone and the daily medication for contractions that I was on about a week ago. I continue to have my twice weekly NST and once weekly OB appointments. I have been contracting every 2-5 minutes for the last week, but am only 1cm dilated at this point. Apparently, they want me to dilate more or have my water break before doing the c-section. These constant contractions have definitely caused me lots of pain which in turn has caused all of my patience to go out the window. This weekend I started to have issues with swelling which has gotten worse today. My blood pressure is borderline so we are watching it closely. I do have my scheduled c-section at 39 weeks set for May 2 at 1pm so that will be the latest Tyler would be born.

This morning the boys had a WIC appointment so I got new weights and heights for them. Zak is now 35.5 pounds and 41 inches tall. Ryder is 36.5 pounds and 42 inches tall. Ryder now weighs a little more than Zak because of the weight he gained from his ADHD medication that we stopped a while ago. They will get WIC checks through August, but then they will no longer qualify after they are 5.