Baby Jude Update


Well, we’re getting down to the wire here and I think everyone including the little (actually big… I’ll get to that in a bit) guy in my belly is anxious and ready for thie big day, whenever that will be. I’m sure of it by the 103948 kicks I receive daily. I shared a few weeks back that I went in for an ultrasound to see if my placenta previa had fixed itself (very common) and thankfully it had. All is well in that department. However, it was at that appointment we discovered just how big Jude was/is. He was measuring anywhere between two-three weeks ahead on all of his measurements. As a lot of you have mentioned/commented on some of my IG pictures, US measurements tend to be off at times so it wasn’t alarming or concerning to see him so far ahead. But because of these findings, legally I had to have another US around 37ish weeks to find out if he was still leaning on the larger side (According to my OB, now-a-days they will encourage inducement if baby gets close to 10 lbs. for pre-cautionary reasons). I had that appointment two days ago and sure enough, he measured at over 40 weeks in just about every measurement, guesstimating his size to be close to 8.5 lbs. with three weeks to go. Whew! It hurts just thinking about it 😉 I had two normal-ish sized babies (7.8 lbs. & 8.4 lbs) so call me a baby (no pun intended), but the thought of pushing out anything larger kiiiiiinda makes me nervous. The healing process with my son (8.4 lbs) was a lot longer than with my daughter.

Fast forward to today. I went in for a check up to go over my US results and found out that in addition to him being bigger, I also have what is called Polyhydramnios (sounds way worse than it really is 😉 – in English terms, I have a large(r) amount of amniotic fluid. Because the baby is larger and the extreme amount of amniotic fluid, Jude isn’t able to move into the canal like babies typically start to do around this time, thus he is still high and able to move and flip around (if he so chooses) potentially into the breach position before birth. At this time he is head down (hallelujah)! I’ll be going in for a few stress tests next week just to make sure all is well (had one today and he looked/sounded great!) and…. drum roll please… hands down best news of this update period… they have scheduled me to be induced on Monday, March 28!

So… Please say a prayer for Jude and I! Honestly, more so for mama to get through this next week without being too uncomfortable 😉 I’m not too worried about his health and what could potentially happen… While there are definitely additional concerns tied to the condition I have, I’m fully trusting the Lord and know he’s got this. I tend to be a worry wart (especially when it comes to my kids, ya feel me mamas!), and can let my mind overly obsess over unnecessary things if I allow it. So piece of advice for those of you who are like minded, don’t google anything to do with sicknesses/conditions etc.- just don’t 🙂

Thanks for caring! & next “Baby Jude Update” will include pictures & birth story of baby boy.





  1. March 18, 2016 / 6:01 am

    Sending you lots and lots of positive vibes!

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 18, 2016 / 9:03 am

      Thank you lady! Appreciate it!

  2. Courtney
    March 18, 2016 / 6:02 am

    You look great! My due date with my second little guy (who will have the middle name Jude :)) is April 1st, but my doctor is inducing me March 28th as well! Kiiiinda hoping for things to start naturally before then, but reminding myself constantly that God is in control and has me and our babe in his hands! Good luck! Prayers for a healthy baby and mommy!

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 18, 2016 / 9:04 am

      No way! How funny. I’m right there with you- hoping to go into labor naturally but with my condition, it makes it a little more rare. Good luck mama!!!

  3. March 18, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    you’re looking adorable as always! can’t wait to “meet” your new little guy!

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 18, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Thank you mama! 🙂

  4. March 20, 2016 / 7:47 am

    New subscriber here 🙂 I have two sons and a third one on the way! Good luck with everything and can’t wait to read the birth story! I’m a big worrier myself, you’ve probably heard the saying “Best way to convince yourself you’re dying – google the symptoms” 😀 Best wishes

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 20, 2016 / 10:05 pm

      😉 that saying is SO TRUE! It’s such a catch 22 because I feed my worrisome mind by googling but then end up always regretting it with adding about 47 more fears to already fearful mind. ha! Good luck to you too, lady!

  5. Amie
    March 20, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I had polyhydraminos with my second child. He was also predicted to be big and thankfully he was only 8 pounds 5 oz. (I thought he was way easier to push out than my 6 pound 13 oz daughter!). Hope your delivery goes well and that you’re both healthy!

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 20, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Really?! Oh I love hearing that… haha. Thank you lady! Appreciate it!

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