Monday, July 30, 2012

19 Week OB Appointment

Well, I had my OB appointment today and all is well! The babies are very active which is great! My blood pressure was great...128/69(ish). I am measuring 31 weeks now! Crazy, but not as big as I thought it would be. Probably the best news of the day is that I passed my 3 hour glucose test with no problem! YAY! Gestational diabetes may catch me yet, but as of now I'm just fine!

Dr. M discussed some upcoming plans with me as well. Soon the specialist will be doing bio-physical scans on the babies, and he also has an echo set up for Baby A since her cord is missing a vessel. At 24 weeks I will get my first 2 doses of steroids to help the babies lungs develop in preparation for premature birth. Dr. M also let me know that they won't tolerate any issues and that if anything starts getting hinky they will put me in the hospital for the duration of my pregnancy...hopefully that will be much later than not! I have started having mild contractions over the last month or so, but they aren't frequent or effecting my cervical fortitude at this point, but they are directly linked to my level of activity as well as dehydration or not going to the bathroom often enough.

We are so grateful that this pregnancy is moving along well so far. We know that many of you already pray for our family and we truly appreciate it and see the power of those prayers every day that I am able to get out of bed and take care of my family (even if its at a decreased level). Please continue to pray for us...that my body will hold out for several more weeks and that our babies will continue to grow and develop normally!

For fun, here is a new pic of my growth over the last several weeks...


Heather said...

You look so good! Glad to hear things are going smooth with your pregnancy so far.

MRStypeA said...

hi there! new follower/IF blogger here! we're going through a cycle where we have 4 follicles (follistim) and i did a quick search and found your blog! so great to see your pregnancy progressing along nicely and that it's possible!!! :-)

Emily @ablanket2keep said...

So glad everything is going well! Thinking about you and praying for you often.