Wednesday, December 21, 2011

24 weeks 2 Days Pregnant...

So today was appointment day. It was loads of fun too..not, haha. The dreaded glucose test. UGH.
I failed my 1hr test w/my last pregnancy, but passed the 3 hour. I really hope I don't have to take the 3 hour one again. It's no fun fasting for 12 hours before your appointment, getting blood drawn, then having it drawn again every hr for another 3 hours, for a total of 4. WITHOUT getting to eat..oh wait, you do get a lovely sugary syrup concoction. Ew. It's 100 glucose inside the same size bottle as the 1 hour's 50 level. Just not good at all.
So, how it works for the one hour. I got my syrup at my last meeting. I had to keep it in the fridge until morning of next appointment. Drink it all within a  5 minute window 1/2 hr before appointment time, and then nothing in your mouth (no gum, water, NOTHING) for an hour. Then by the time you get to your appointment, they will get all set up for you and draw your blood.
My midwife was not there cuz a patient had gone into labor this morning, causing the appointments to be a little bit crazed. I finally asked at 11:30 (I had drank the Glucose at 10:28) if I could go pee, (I was also trying to hint that I was still in the waiting room and needed my blood drawn..kinda like a "hey! I'm here" type thing, haha) Well it worked, and the nurse (new lady I'd never seen) goes "Oh! Yes, here's a cup and then go straight to the lab" so I did.
She poked my arm and no blood. Dug the needle deeper (ouch) and barely a trickle. Then she starts moving the needle around while it was still in my arm. (Uh..OUCH) and my VEIN made an air escaping noise!! What the F$#%?? (you know the sound when you open a can of pop?? yeah that noise) It startled her too, you could tell and she took a deep breath pushed a bit harder, so blood started oozing all around the needle and down my arm. Finally I was like "yeah this is new". She looks down and goes, "ok" and cleans my arm off and threw the partially filled tube into the bio hazard box.
Thankfully, Sara (midwife) walks by. Nurse calls out, "hey Sara, you wanna draw her? I think I'm making her nervous" (huh? I think you are just freaking clueless lady, I was quite amused by you actually) Sara comes in and says, "sure" (by this point I'm a good 10minutes late on getting my blood work) Anyhoo, Sara does my other arm and poof, done in no time and no pain! Oi that nurse!
So next I go get weighed, but am so flabbergasted at the blood ordeal, my old weight flew out of my head, so I have no idea what I have gained. Next she tried to get my BP and said "uhhh we'll ask Sara I couldn't hear it" OMG lady! Seriously? She needs to leave the office, like really.
I go to exam room, listen to HB (ranged 140-147) and talk to Sara about various things, including how she is liking the new building (she just bought a new location and is proudly her own private practice now) She said everything sounds great, and she will call me with my blood results by Monday.
(so in the meantime I am gong to enjoy food!!)
oh, no one ever did my BP, we got chatting and forgot. Oops.
Next appointment Dec 30th for u/s to see Peep's heart.

Monday, December 5, 2011

20 week CheckUp

So today was the 20 week checkup
did basics: urine sample, BP (132/80) weight (gained 3lbs)..surprised it wasn't more, lol.

Then we went into exam room and I got to see Sara. I haven't seen her at all yet, just the dr. She's the Midwife. (they are the only two in this practice, btw) and we measured my belly. The same Med Student was there, as in my u/s and she was talking through each step. She was all "ok, so at 20 weeks, where should top of uterus be?" He answers and she goes, "yep, and if you measure from there to the pelvic bone at 20weeks she should be between 19 and 21." I measured exactly at 20, lol. She was all "well aren't you reliable" and then pulls out my u/s report. Instead of just telling me basics, she goes into detail about what each thing meant and how to read it, showing me and Med Student guy.
This was funny as well. She showed where my LMP causing EDD date was and all babies averages were which recreates a somewhat different EDD...but mine was exact. Then she shows him a percentile thing they keep track of, saying "no one is ever really 50% but this is where we look for ..ok, well she is 48.99% " lol. everything was measuring great and the word "normal" was all down the page, except in 3 spots. It was marked "unknown" and cause was "position of fetus" so they prompted me to have to come back in 6 weeks for another u/s. Apparently Peep didn't put herself in the position they wanted to see things clearly, so they are hoping once she's bigger it'll be easier to see.
Other than that everything looks good. Oh and i got the lovely Glucose drink in Hawaiian Punch flavor...oi. Never tried it but don't want to. It;s not the drink so much as fear of failing. I don't wanna poke my finger on a routine basis and monitor my food, lol. I'm not very disciplined at feeding myself  these days, haha. Sara said "oh and come Thanksgiving. Enjoy yourself. What is already is, might as well enjoy the holiday." LOL love her.

Oh! When I was sitting on the table and she comes in and says, "how often does your belly cramp and how badly" so I start answering and then stop and say "how did you even KNOW?" and she goes, "your urine told me. " then she goes on to explain how my body is in pain and passing white blood cells through my urine on a not-good level, especially considering I have a low white count anyway. (my body has issues making white blood cells) WTF??? how is that possible?? You can PEE out blood cells???? I had NO clue that was even possible...yes I'm a genius.
 My placenta is Anterior. In case anyone doesn't know what that means, it means my placenta is lining the wall of my stomach, so whenever she kicks/hits me it gets cushioned first before I feel it. So she has to really hit hard for me to feel anything, and that's why I don't feel her as much as my other two at this point. (I'm sure most of y'all knew what that meant though, just figured I'd throw it out there while I sit here chatting to myself, lol)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Anatomy Scan/Gender Reveal

Sooo, the lovely time has come for me to share my super exciting news. Peep's GENDER!!! Eeek, this has taken too long and I'm SO glad it's finally here!!!

So how many of you guessed it??? Did you follow the gender games I played? Baking soda was right!! This lil darling has been named but we are keeping it hush for now. It's so insanely popular already, which is weird for me. I usually don't want anything in the top 50 at least, but this name is something Hubby and I both adored so... yeah, UBER popular name...oh well.

Here is how I told my oldest:

and here are a few pics of Peep!!

ok, loads of pics, :) Can't help it, it's exciting time!! They gave me tons
I shared the news with my family at my Nieces Senior dinner. I put "it's a girl" on a onesie and had my niece open it. It was VERY well received by all. Especially my sister. She had been praying for another girl in the family
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