Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Being perfect isn't so bad!"

That's a quote from my doctor during our appointment this morning! Can I tell you what an awesome feeling it is to hear that everything is perfect with mommy and baby after all the crap we've dealt with? It feels good, and I'm basking in it :)

A few things from the u/s:

  • The monkey is measuring right around 58%, so almost right at the average baby mark. Well, with the exception of his head-which is about a week+ ahead. Yikes! I made the comment, "I'd like to thank his dad for that" and my doctor looked at Jordan and said, "yeah, I can see that!" Bwahahaha!! Poor guy. (Who am I kidding? Poor guy? Poor me! I have to birth this big-headed kid!!)
  • I have an anterior placenta. I have been so worried that I couldn't feel him moving a lot, but even more upset that Jordan couldn't feel him too much. Turns out, I just have some extra cushioning in the front, and as he gets bigger, the doctor assures us the kicks will become stronger, and I'll be thankful for the extra protection!
  • As I said before, the cardiac focus is still there. Our new motto, "We aren't going to focus on the focus." :)
I have gained right at 20 pounds (a little more than I actually thought--oops!), and I was worried that I was gaining too much weight. Dr. H said that I was right on track with the recommended "average person" weight gain. She said if I gain about a pound a week from here on out, I'll fall right into the 25-35 gain suggested for my body type. My belly is measuring right at 28 weeks. If I had to guess, I'd say my boobs are measuring right around 40. Seriously. They won't stop growing, and I'm worried about when my milk comes in. Oy!

Dr. H was very pleased with my blood pressure today and the numbers I gave her from the past 4.5 weeks. I'm not showing any signs of high blood pressure, so she thinks just being at the doctor's office might have caused me to be a little nervous, and therefore my b/p was a little high.

Great news-my blood work and glucose levels were good. No gestational diabetes for me!! This is great news for my health and the monkey's health, but I'm just so happy I don't have to go on a special diet. With the morning sickness still wanting to stick around, carbs are my friend, and if I had to say goodbye, it would have been very bad.

Oh, get this. I got an email from the childbirth class coordinator this afternoon that said, "We will not be offering childbirth classes until further notice." That's it. No explanation. No suggestions on where one could go for classes. Nothing. Looks like I have some research to do tomorrow...

And now we start with doctor visits every 2 weeks! Holy cow! We are getting so close!!

1 comment:

Bluebird said...

Congratulations on the great appointment :)