Monday, July 7, 2008

Back From the Doctor

No new or major developments on the baby front.

We went to the doctor today and everything looks good. Her heart was beating strong and the doctor said that she looks good and everything is progressing in the right direction. We had such a ultrasound of Mia today, that I didn't get to see much. In fact, I couldn't even tell what I was looking at. Ryan had to tell me what we saw, since we had such a quick view.

I finally started feeling Mia moving over the weekend. I was starting to worry since I was approaching the 24th week marker and it seems that all the books said that women normally start feeling movement between the 16th - 20th week. Ever since I felt the first movement, I feel it all the time now especially when I'm relaxing or sitting down for long periods of time. I'd imagine it won't be too much longer until you'll feel her from the outside as well. It's pretty crazy sensation. I really can't describe other than the first time I felt it, it felt like my insides were being tugged on.

As for my health, everyday tasks are getting harder and harder for me. I wear compression stockings (aka - ultra thick granny stockings) on my legs ever since they thought I had a blood clot in my leg. I have to wear them 24 hours a day (yuck!), and they are hotter than hell. Seriously. Especially in this 100 degree heat that we are having. I guess the discomfort of wearing the stockings is better than the alternative and actually getting a clot in my leg. I had to get several more blood tests today, including the glucose test again that checks for gestational diabetes. So yet again, I got to down another horrible tasting cocktail and wait an hour for my blood to be drawn.

I see a Cardiologist on Thursday and hopefully that will be the last doctors visit for the next 4 weeks.

Hopefully is the key word.


tek said...

I'm speechless! You have done such a nice job of putting this together. Your talent and creativity are endless. I 'm very proud of how committed your are to being a good parent and raising your child.

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