Wednesday, December 16, 2009

17w5d OB Appointment

I had a quick and simple OB appointment yesterday. I peed on a stick so they could test for sugar in my urine and some other stuff, a tech listened to the baby's heartbeat, the doctor chatted with me for a few minutes, and then I went to the lab to have my blood drawn for the spina bifida test. I didn't even get an exam, which makes me even more thankful that I have an u/s next week, because I am still a bit paranoid about something bad happening.

Today I learned:

  • Those random sharp pains I've been getting in my crotch are round ligament pains

  • According to my OB, those tales about not being allowed to lie on your back are just urban myths. She said I could put a pillow under my back if I am still worried. Yay for more comfortable sleeping positions!

  • I'm allowed to fly until 36 weeks.

  • I have been gaining weight a bit too fast and need to be a little more careful - I'm already up almost 15 pounds (boo hiss).

  • My bloodwork for the Down's Syndrome test came back normal (yay!).

  • Those record-scratching sounds coming out of the doppler are baby movements! The tech said the baby was moving around like crazy, (Greg said the baby must take after me, because I have a hard time sitting down and relaxing ;). AND, I felt my stomach twitch at the exact moment the baby moved! So, those little twitching feelings I've been having are baby movements! I had a hard time believing they could be movements I felt them soooo early (like 12 weeks).
And, here is an overdue bump picture, taken the evening of 17w0d:


Shannon and Jon said...

You look great!!!

Ronnie "Sickboy" Sharpe said...

The bump looks great!!!!


Jess said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Amy said...

What a cute bump! You look awesome! Thanks for sharing the new things you learned. Since you are about 8 weeks ahead of me it's always nice to see what's to come!

Racheous said...

Just gorgeous hun!

shotzie said...

You look so cute!

I could lay on my back until about 23/24 weeks. Now if I'm on my back for more than a minute, I feel like I'm going to pass out. The baby presses on your vena cava cutting off blood flow and oxygen. But it can depend on how you're carrying, some women don't experience that lovely effect. :)

Lindsay said...

Looking great! I can't see any of those 15 lbs! :-)

Maeghan said...

Oh I wish I could lay on my back :( I get dizzy and baby starts moving like crazy. I've been a back sleeper since my surgeries so this has been the worst

Erin said...

That sounds like an excellent visit! Yay, I am sooooo thrilled for you!!!

Erin said...

Oh and the back thing, you will find later on it may hurt to lay on your back, at the very end I couldn't do it anymore, but until then. Lay away!!!

Katey said...

You are so look great!!!

Congrats on it being a girl...I know you are loving that!

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