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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Chugging Right Along

32 weeks and counting. I had my first fetal non-stress test (NST) at the OB's office this morning. We were in and out of the office in a half-hour, so that's a good thing. My BP was high (148/102), but it's been wavering up and down so much that I guess until it remains consistenly high, I won't start freaking out. On Friday at Maternal Fetal, my BP was great, "textbook" even (120/80), so the doctors and I will just keep watching it closely.

We are officially on the twice-a-week plan. I go to my OB's office on Tuesday mornings for NSTs and to Maternal Fetal on Friday afternoons for biophysical scans (and more pictures). We got to see Philipeanut last Friday, but when I went to upload the pictures from the CD the tech had burned for us, there was only 1 picture on there, and it wasn't even ours . . . oh well. We'll probably get new pictures this Friday (depending on which tech we get), so I won't worry about it too much. So that's that for the update! Keep praying.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

30 Week Update

We had a maternal fetal appointment on Friday, and the current stats are:

1. My BP was 143/85 (slightly lower than it was last time, but the doctor that we saw in the office proactively decided to add 1 more Labetalol to my regimen . . . woo-hoo!) BTW, I don't think I've mentioned yet that I had some "routine bloodwork" done at my OB's office, and they called me the next day to tell me that I'm anemic (baby's taking all my good blood . . . and that also makes me extremely tired ALL THE TIME) . . . so I'm taking 3 OTC iron supplements on top of everything else! It's okay, though, Philipeanut's worth it!

2. Baby's HR was 145

3. Baby weighed 2 pounds 10 ounces (still doing well in the 34th percentile . . . hey, what can I say, Justin and I are hobbits, and we're just breeding another hobbit!)

So everything looks good, and we had our favorite tech snap some fabulous shots for us:

Oh, and since I haven't done this in a while, my Random Cravings of the moment: brownies and Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (makes you wish it were Easter all year long)!