Thursday, July 2, 2009

27 Week OB Appointment

I am starting to hate going to the OB office. Every time I go there, I get yet another thing that has to be monitored.

So, here is the run-down of the appointment today. It was a marathon appointment, with my repeat 3 hour glucose test, growth scan due to the marginal insertion of the cord, and my first 3rd tri appointment. What? Did I just say 3rd trimester??? Yipee.

Weight - Lost 3 pounds. Yikes. I have to go back and look at all of the ups and downs, but I know that this basically means that I have yet to gain any weight. I am pretty sure I am now less than I was at my first OB appointment. I always ask not to know the actual number, just want to know how much I am up or down. The doc is not concerned at all, especially since I am no skinny minny.

Blood Pressure - just fine at 110/80. Even though my norm is 110/70, she said it was fine.

Growth Scan - um, yeah - I got a big fatty on my hands. No issue with growth restriction there. At 27 weeks, I am currently measuring at 27W6D. That is almost a week ahead. The baby weighs 2 lbs 9 ozs. WHAT!?!?!?!? That means I could have a linebacker on my hands. Frank was over 10 pounds at birth. Yikes!!!

I got to see the baby and got some great 3D shots, maybe I will add one to this post when I scan them. The tech said that I got great pics because there was so much fluid - which I guess makes great pics. I hear lots of fluid = good thing.


I meet with the doc after the scan and he says that while he is not concerned about the growth at this point, the fluid is very high. OK, so extra fluid = bad thing.

He said that sometimes, if a woman has Gestational Diabetes, that it could cause extra fluid in the sac. I won't get my blood work results until next week. He said that there could be other reasons, but said that he would not go into them until we get the sugar tests back.


Google is a scary place. So, I have to go back in 2 weeks to check the fluid levels and at that time they will determine if my next growth scan will be 1 or 2 weeks after that one. They have to have 3-4 weeks in between growth scans. So, yes - I will basically be spending my life at the docs.

Oh yeah, and did I mention (yes, I know I did) - HELLO THIRD TRIMESTER!!!!!!!!


Leah said...

Yay for the 3rd trimester!! I hope everything is going well!! Try not to get too nervous! We need to see some belly pics!!

Notwifezilla- Jackie said...

Congrats on making it to the 3rd trimester! They told me Moira was a "moose" and she ended up only weighing 8 lbs even. (Grant it she was 8 days early!)
STAY AWAY FROM GOOGLE when dealing with medical terminology!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. I had excess fluid as well, but it wasn't caught until 37 weeks. They just thought he was big. I had to go every week for an U/S and a NST. In the end, I was induced at 40 weeks and delivered a perfect little boy. 7 lbs 12 oz. There was no reason for the extra fluid, it just happened. Try to stay away from google. I didn't and freaked out for no reason.

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