Thursday, May 19, 2011

Doctor's Appointment

In addition to Grandma's birthday, today was mommy's doctor's appointment with Shelli.  Everything went well.  My heartbeat was only in the 120s, but Shelli said it was nothing to worry about.  120 is still in the normal range, although, mommy still didn't think the drop from the ultrasound appointment where I was allegedly sound asleep (when my heartrate should be low) to this appointment is comforting.... But, she will trust Shelli and just pay close attention to my movements.  I do love to move, so that shouldn't be a problem. :)  My external belly measurement showed mommy is measuring at 35 weeks, 2 weeks ahead still....

Mommy is still going to the chiropractor and is feeling much, much better!! YEA!! She can actually function!  She is having issues with her hands and arms going numb, but Shelli says it is a normal pregnancy side affect.  Mommy is also swelling a bit.  Her hands and feet are huge.  She had to take her wedding ring off much earlier than with my sister.  But, the past couple months have been much healthier than over the holidays, so that's a refreshing change! :)

Mommy's next appointment with Shelli will be the week of June 6th.  Ultrasound to follow 2 weeks later.  No exacts date yet, so stay tuned!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

32 Week Ultrasound

Today was mommy's follow up ultrasound to check on the partial placenta previa.  At her last appointment the placenta was only 1 cm from her cervix and it needs to be at least 2 cm.  And today we could see that the placenta has fixed itself like Shelli thought it would!!! It is now 8 cm from her cervix!!! Yea!!  This issue will not keep mommy from trying a vaginal birth!  Yea!!  And, while they were doing the ultrasound, they decided to take a peek at me.  Aside from looking absiolutely adorable, my heartrate was in the 140s and I was contently sleeping.  The ultrasound tech wanted to take my measurements (head, belly, legs, arms), in addition to movements and reflexes.  She did everything but stand mommy on her head and I would not move for the tech.  The tech did know I was moving because my arm would be covering my face, she'd scroll to see if my legs would move and by the time she got back to my arm, it was somewhere else.  So, she did get a couple movements, enough that it's nothing to worry about - I must have been sleeping soundly.  Hopefully that's a good sign for what's to come! :)  The tech did get plenty of my other measurements and it appears I am HUGE!  I measured 5.3lbs and in the 90th percentiles for most everything.  I should be measuring at 4lbs.  This puts mommy measuring at 34 weeks, two weeks ahead!!  AHHH!!!  This isn't a bad sign, but Shelli does want to keep an eye on it.  So, mommy will be having another ultrasound in 6 weeks.

Mommy's next doctor's appointment is next week on May 19th.  The follow up ultrasound has not been scheduled yet.