I went to my ObDoc appointment, the Grrl Monster’s heartbeats sounded good, the ginormous belly is measuring well, blood pressure staying steady. The swab showed I have a minor infection starting, so I have been put on antibiotics, this was expected since I had been bleeding in the last week and both of my docs called blood “an excellent culture medium” for bacteria. I have finally gained some weight. WOOT! I hadn’t gained anything in the past 5 weeks, despite eating good food pretty much all day long. I am finally up 15 lbs (I don’t count the pre-pregnancy 2xIVF meds additional 10 lbs). Now, I’m not some frail petite little thing, so I have plenty of “maternal stores” if needed. I did the gestational diabetes (GD) test where you drink the kool-aid stuff and then they draw your blood an hour later to see if you seem to have GD. I haven’t received any results yet, but hope to find out more by the end of the week. I’ve heard and read the whiney horror stories of people who do this test and you know what? The kool-aid type extremely sugary beverage they make you drink is no big deal (I opted for “fruit punch” flavor). Is it really sweet? Yes. Is it too sweet? Yes. Would you buy this as a favorite beverage in a convenience store? No. Is it something worth making a big deal about? Eh…no. So if you have this test coming up, drink up, shudder a bit and say “Wow. That drink sucks.” and then move on with your day/life. All I hope is that I don’t have GD and can skip having yet another “high risk” moniker on my chart thankyouverymuch.
After my ObDoc appointment, I went over the the MFM for my 24 week growth ultrasound. I want to write more about this and post some pics, so the quick and short news is that everyone is OK. I’m fine, the grrls are fine and growing really good 1lb 12 oz and 1lb 14 oz (in the 74th and 80th percentile). Cerclage is holding really well, and now for the biggest news…
THE PLACENTA PREVIA HAS MOVED OFF THE CERVIX ENTIRELY!!!!
A lot of the achiness I have been feeling down low for several months has disappeared. I had those last two big bleeding episodes and haven’t had anything but a bit of brown spotting since. The ultrasound showed another blood clot above the internal cervical os, but hopefully once that is gone the bleeding episodes will be too.
I’m getting so excited for those who are so close to meeting their little ones. Kate at Impatiently Waiting and Lisa at Meinsideout. It’s so amazing to know that the end is in sight and they’ll meet their heart’s desire soon. Wishing you both all the best for a safe and happy delivery.