My sister-in-law Sharon suggested that I get them to take the baby early because of this, and at first I didn't think I wanted to do that because having a premie really scares me, but now I'm kind of thinking that's a good idea. Since it will be my third C-section the risk of a uterine rupture kind of scares me. It's really SOOO rare (and usually only happens during labor, which I likely won't be in), and I shouldn't be scared, but the thought of my uterus stretching so much so early on concerns me. If my doctor is concerned that I would go into preterm labor, then he may suggest taking the baby early. So we'll see. I guess bedrest might be another possibility (I really don't know), but I can't even think of that right now. :-P
I'm having another sonogram in two weeks, and they'll assess how much amniotic fluid I have. There are several birth defects that Isaac could have that would cause excess fluid, but I'm trying to stay positive that it's just a fluke like it was with Levi since he ended up being fine. Most of the causes have to do with the inability to swallow. At this point he should be drinking and peeing the amniotic fluid, keeping the fluid in balance. But if there were a problem with him swallowing (like pyloric stenosis), then this could cause polyhydramnios. There are also more severe causes, but I'm optimistic that it's not any of those. I did take a Quad-screen test and was cleared. And my glucose test was yesterday, so hopefully I'll be cleared from that, too.
**Sigh** Well, for now I just have to wait 15 days for my next sonogram (hopefully they'll do a 3-D), and try not to think of worst-case scenarios. At least I have a valid excuse for my crazy amount of back pain, round ligament pain, and shortness of breath! :) So if you think about it, please say a little pray for little Isaac and me. Thanks!