Monday, July 16, 2012

The Latest and Greatest

Today was my appointment with the OB. He checked in on the babies who are all very active. He said I will be feeling A LOT of movement very soon. My blood pressure and protein output (both pre-eclampsia indicators) are normal...Yay! I get to go have my 1 hour glucose test this week...Boo, but Dr. M feels that I will pass it with no problem.

After a look at the babies, Dr. M discussed what I need to be doing, or not doing, as well as what the plan is for the next few weeks. I feel like he is erring on the side of caution while the MFM doc is following a "wait and see" plan. Dr. M wants me to do as little as possible. Rest, rest, rest! He isn't putting me on bed rest yet, but he feels like 20 weeks is going to be a turning point in a lot of ways.

At the 20 week point, my uterus will be about full term size for a singleton pregnancy, and at that point my body will probably start doing funny things like trying to go into labor, increased contractions, etc. Also at this point, I will go on the "high risk list" at the hospital I will deliver at so I will be a topic of conversation in the medical community at that point. I was unaware of this list, but it provides a way for the hospital staff to prepare for us!

All in all, it was an informative appointment for me and I feel some relief having a better idea of what they are planning for me over the next month or more. :P



Anonymous said...

Love your blog! I am so happy for you and your 4 babies! I'll keep y'all in my prayers. I am starting my first cycle of IUI plus FSH....reading your positive story has helped me :). Keep blogging!!

Heather said...

So exciting!