Friday, October 10, 2008

Pregnancy Update, 8 Weeks and Counting / Recuento del embarazo, 8 semanas y contando

Well I went to have an ultrasound yesterday and it was short, sweet, and to the point. I had Diego take a pic of me before we left because I don´t have many pictures of myself pregnant. I would love to have a picture of my mom when she was pregnant with me. Anyways the tech said that things look good. She said that our baby girl is a little small and that my amniotic fluid is O.K., but not great. (I have had low amniotic fluid with just about every pregnancy.) She said that if she continues with this growth that she probably won´t weigh more than 3 kilos, which is about 6.6 pounds. I´m still a little baffled as to why Diego and I have small babies! Looking at us you would think that we would have 10 pounders! Ryan has been our biggest at 8 pounds. She scheduled me to come back in a month to check my fluid so hopefully things get better. She told me that I need to rest...yeah right...I have to walk everywhere and have 4 kids...that´s going to happen. We´ll keep everyone updated. We are very excited to meet our baby girl, but not as excited to rush to get a passport for her so that we can come home. It´s a lot of paperwork and we have to go to another island since there isn´t a US consulate on this one, but it is only a 45 minute ferry ride. Hopefully she comes in enough time!!

Ayer fuimos al tocólogo para que le hicieran una ecografía a Melany. Fue entrar y salir. Diego le hizo una foto a Melany antes de ir porque no tiene muchas fotos del embarazo y además a Melany siempre le habría gustado tener una foto de su madre embarazada de ella. Pues, la enfermera dijo que todo iba bien. También nos informó de que la bebé era un poco pequeña y que aunque el líquido amniótico estaba bien, no había demasiado (Melany ha tenido un nivel bajo de líquido amniótico en todos los embarazos). La enfermera dijo que si la bebé continuaba así no pesaría más de 3 kilos. Todavía nos sorprende el hecho de que tengamos bebés tan pequeños. Mirándonos cualquiera pensaría que nuestros hijos nacen pesando 4 ó 5 kilos. Ryan ha sido el más grande de todos por ahora (3.700). La enfermera nos dio cita para dentro de un mes y así verificar el nivel del líquido amniótico y ver como van las cosas. Le dijo a Melany que necesitaba descansar...sí hombre...con lo que caminamos aquí y 4 hijos, no creo que eso vaya a ocurrir muy pronto. Les mantendremos informados. Estamos muy animados de conocer a nuestra bebé, pero no tanto como de tener que apurarnos para conseguirle el pasaporte americano para volver a casa. Es un montón de burocracia y tenemos que irnos a Gran Canaria ya que en Tenerife no hay ningún consulado americano (pero solo es un viaje en barco de 45 minutos). ¡Esperemos que la niña venga con tiempo suficiente!

8 comments:

Tania Jabonero said...

Felicidades!! por vuestro quinto hijo!! tambien felicidades por vuestro aniversario a pesar que es atrasado!!!
Tienes un familia preciosa!! hablaste con Asensio?

Callie said...

Cute prego lady! Can't believe you are that far along already! Hope everything goes good.

The Webb Family said...

All I can say is "Lookin' good Melany!" Get that rest now!! ;)

Andrea said...

What a cute momma! I don't think I have ever seen you pregnant. I hope everything goes well! Yeah, and good luck with getting rest...

Jenn said...

You look good! I love the new photo in your header. Aitana looks thrilled...

I can't believe how fast your pregnancy has flown by. Much faster than mine, I tell ya.

Anyway, get some rest, and have a cute baby soon (but not too soon).

Amie said...

Yea! Time is flying!!! 1.Can't wait for you to come home! 2.You look AWESOME!!!!! 3.We miss you guys!

katie said...

No way, you only have 8 weeks left. You look great. I would have asked the doctor how many kids she had. Get some rest, yah ok. Good luck Mel. I'll be watching for the announcement.

mindy jo said...

YOU ARE BEAUTIFAMOUS DARLING! CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that baby with TONS of hair i'm sure! ;)