Tuesday, September 22, 2009

28wk appointment

Had a day from h*** at the MFM today... not bad news - just annoying schedule problems!!!

First - big boy is doing great!!! He weighs 2lb 10oz already!!! (it is strange to think about how much bigger he is already than Ellie was... she was right at 1lb when she was born) It seems big to me - but it puts him in the 40th percentile - so pretty average.

We didn't get to see much on the ultrasound because I almost passed out... I had to do the dreaded glucose test and they decided to give me the lovely drink on my way into the ultrasound room. Luckily the tech was super quick and efficient... because I started feeling sick almost immediately. She got the measurements she needed and nothing else... So no pretty baby pics to post :( After 10 or 15 minutes that cold sweaty feeling finally passed and I felt a little bit better. I should get the results later this week... I'm a little worried about it but Dr. H said he didn't think there would be a problem.

But then it was on to the lab... except for the side trip on the way to the lab with a very strange little woman doing a research survey on pregnancy after loss... I didn't mind answering the questions - but they were just bizzarre and completely random. Obviously written by someone who knows very little about actual pregnancy complications and loss.

Once we finally made it to the lab they took 3x as much blood as I was expecting them too - so on top of feeling light headed from the junk I drank I felt light headed from the blood they drew too...

And just because I needed one more thing today I got another Rhogam shot.

Then we finally saw Dr. H... He said everything looked not just good - but wonderful!!! We were planning to start NSTs this week - but since the ultrasound showed such good growth and my fluid levels looked good he's going to put them off for another couple weeks! Not that I mind having to do them - but it's great news that we don't need to! He did increase my lov.en.ox dose. Which completely sucks because I just last week ordered a full month's supply of the lower dose... so now I get to pay that unreasonable amount twice this month...

Sorry for the whine fest... It really was a great day with great news!

I saw Dr. E for jsut a minute in the hallway. She gave both of us a big hug and said how happy she was that we had made it this far and were still doing so well.

9 comments:

Just Breathe said...

Sounds like everything is on track. Hope the tests come out perfect. God Bless.

Funsize said...

I'm so glad everything's going so well! Hope everything turns out as well as it's going.

xoxo

Michele said...

Ugh to the nasty drink and the extra Lovenox expense. I dont suppose the larger dose equals two small ones? I'm sure not.. That would be too easy... But I am just thrilled for your appointment! That is great news! 28 weeks! Yay!

AKD said...

I'm so happy that everything is going well - hoping that the tests come back soon and perfect!

Heather said...

28 weeks is fantastic! And that's a great weight! Grow grow, little one!

Ya Chun said...

YAY!

And I love the name you guys have picked out. I bet some people won't even notice (sadly) Both the E and the I are completely opposite sounds in those names.

I am toying with the idea of naming Serenity's lil sis (if it's a girl) Felicity. Not sure yet, but seems right.

Jen said...

YAY for a great appt! I can't believe you are 28 weeks already! Time is really flying for you!

Funsize said...

P.S. I wanna see belly pics!!!

niobe said...

What good news.