A picture is worth 1000 word s

Between running a family of five, a photography business, and a part time job; there is not much time left to sit down and write about all the happenings of our adventures. So I will let the pictures do the talking ...Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Half way!!

I'm officially 1/2 way through my pregnancy! YAY
I can feel her kickin around a lot now, she's very active! She now weighs about 10 1/2 ounces and is 10 inches long, about the length of a banana and the size of a cantaloupe.
In my ultrasound I could see her swallowing and smacking her lips it was really cute!
Everything looked good, she has a nice strong heart and healthy looking brain and all of her insides and measurements looked good. Except they were a little concerned that her left kidney was enlarged. The Dr. said it didn't look like any of the serious concerns from what she could see but they sent the ultrasound to a radiologist to look at it more in depth and make sure. We also scheduled a follow up ultrasound in 4 weeks to take another look. I am a little worried, but I'm trying to stay positive and hopefully it's nothing but after doing some research on the Internet about it I am really frightened! It could mean that she has cysts, they develop in the kidneys which make them less able to filter blood effectively and ultimately causing kidney failure or it could be hydronephrosis, where there is an obstruction causing the kidney to be unable to pass urine. Urine blockage may damage the developing kidneys and reduce her ability to filter. The blockage may also raise the risk that she will develop a urinary tract infection (UTI). Recurring UTIs can lead to more permanent kidney damage. In the most severe cases of urine blockage, the amniotic sac is so reduced that the lack of fluid threatens the baby’s lung development. Or it could mean nerve disease; urination requires coordinated nerve signals between the bladder, spinal cord, and brain. Spina bifida and other birth defects that affect the spinal cord may interrupt nerve signals and lead to urine retention in newborns. I'm probably freaking myself out with all this but I am REALLY worried now :( I did find this though! So this is what I'm hoping for!! Most problems are minor. The most common finding is dilation or
widening of the central kidney area where urine is collected. In many babies it
fixes itself before birth and in others, it gets better in the first year of life without treatment. I'm really trying hard not to worry too much about it until we find out what it really is


Tyler & Ashley said...

I am so excited so excited so excited!!! I can't wait to meet here!!!

Another Diva Day said...

Uh Shai, I think you are freaking yourself out! Do that research AFTER you hear the doctor say it is definitely a problem. Keep the good energy flowing and have faith that you will be blessed. I love you all.

Crystal said...

I hope her kidney problem works itself out, but you probably shouldnt google things like that anymore. That would completely freak me out. Love all the pics, and your little belly

fantastic funk said...

You're both in my prayers, I'm sure your little girl will be just fine! The pictures are so cute, I'm so excited for you :)