Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Doctor Appointment

I had a doctor's appointment this morning and I told the OB I was worried b/c I wasn't gaining weight and reminded him about the problems Zack had towards the end. He said I've gained 22 pds since my first visit. I asked how much since my last visit and he said 2 1/2 pds (I think that was the number). Its been 5 weeks since I was last there. He then measured the uterus and didn't tell me the number (he never tells me), but suggested we do an ultrasound just to make sure everything was ok. My plan going in was to get another ultrasound, so I was very happy he didn't just blow me off like he did with Zack.

The technician squeezed me in and everything looked fine. The fluid level was a little low, but said not to be concerned. She said the OB may want another ultrasound later to make sure it doesn't go down lower. The baby weighed 3 pds something (I need to take a notepad with me) and measured to be due on 10/15. The 1st ultrasound she measured for 10/18 and my original due date is 10/14, so she is right in there. AND she is still a she! I feel much better now about painting over the nursery and all the clothes I've bought. Addie wouldn't take her hand away from the face, so the tech couldn't get any good 3D/4D shots. The new machine also could run some test on the umbilical cord that they couldn't do with the old one. It was showing multicolored stuff flowing through it and she said she'd give the report to the doctor, but it looked fine. The report would be used to compare to a future ultrasound, if needed. Zack's umbilical cord had "excessive narrowing and twisting," so I'm very happy they can test the cord now. So I feel much better about my comparably small belly! I go back in 2 weeks, 9/5.

1 comment:

Jaidean said...

Glad everything is looking good!!! Hope you guys are all feeling better!