Thursday, January 08, 2009

OB Appointment #6

Today I had my 6th OB appointment and my first since Carleigh's diagnosis. It went just fine. Got the usual stuff weight, BP, pee in a cup, etc. As for weight, I am still at 113 lbs (according to their scale). I have not gained any weight since my last appointment. I'm a little concerned about that. So I've only gained 4 lbs this pregnancy and I'm 25 weeks. Eeek! Hopefully next appointment I will have gained at least something. My BP was 102/60. I was yacking while she was taking so that's why I'm assuming it was over 100 because usually it's below that. I gave them my FMLA papers and Carleigh's birth plan for Dr. F. And then I went to my room.....and sat.....and waited. You know how it goes. Dr. F came in and asked how I was doing. "Ok," I said. She asked how the trip to Hawaii went and asked if I had any pain or swelling anywhere. Nope, none of that! She checked Carleigh's heart and it was beating strong! What a wonderful sound! She also measured me and I am measuring behind, which is no big surprise since I was the same way with Kyndra. Dr. F said that she wasn't going to do anything about it. By that she meant like ultrasounds and the like. When I measured small with Kyndra she ordered periodic ultrasounds to check her growth. That was fine with me. Also, she mentioned if we had to deal with preterm labor this time around that we probably wouldn't take measures to stop labor like with Kyndra and I wouldn't get the NSTs (non stress tests) like I did with her too. She asked if this was ok and I said that I wasn't sure. I don't know how I'm going to feel at that time if this would happen. Perhaps I would want them to stop my labor and maybe I would tell them not to do anything. I told her it's just something we'll deal with at that time if it should happen and she was fine with that. I also asked her when would be the best time to induce. She basically told me that we would do it whenever I wanted to. So I am going to carry Carleigh for as long as I can. I know that if I would happen to develop poly I could get VERY uncomfortable and there could be increased risks. In that situation I may consider inducing a little earlier but I would at least like her to be full term. But who knows what will happen. Dr. F said she would look over Carleigh's birth plan and she's also going to make a copy of it and forward it to MBC (Mother Baby Care).

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