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Aug. 3rd, 2007 @ 09:24 pm 22w update and Dr.s appt
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We did manage to make it to our doctors appointment this afternoon despite the best efforts of the truck. This was the follow up to the 19w ultrasound and the results of our bloodwork. The doctor is in no way worried about the extra membrane sac in the placenta, she figures it's just a little cyst of fluid, and as it is no where near the fetus or the cord we'll just check it again at 28w with another US.

My bloodwork all came back fine, they did a MSS instead of just the AFP for me, and I have no markers of concern. My Down's rating came back at 1 in 270 and the average for my age is 1 in 220, they would do amnio at anything below 1 in 200. My NTD rating was 1 in 3200. The anatomy scan looked good, all the bits and pieces looked like they were in the right spots and growing at the correct rate.

My blood pressure is just fine 115 over 70 seems to ring a bell, and my heart rate, while super fast for me, is normal at 80 (non-pregnant resting heartrate for me is around 55). She didn't bother doing a fundal height measurement, but did note that I was measuring a bit larger (longer? bigger?) than 22 weeks. We again got to hear the heartbeat and the very active baby, and she did a pap while I was there, since it's been about 4 years now.

My next visit is at 26 weeks, and before that I have to book the appointment, go pre-register at the hospital so that they don't make me fill out the forms while I'm in labour, sign up for a pre-natal class and do the blood glucose test. Luckily I'm only doing the non-fasting 1 hour test this time, and I can do it at the same time as the 26w checkup.

Belly pics to follow...
Who does she think she is?
swimingly
From:aussieteddie
Date:August 4th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
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I am so happy for you that everything is going well xoxo
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From:neeroc
Date:August 7th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
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Thanks so much - we are too! It's actually hard to believe it's finally happening.
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From:neeroc
Date:August 7th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
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Hope you had a good vacation - time is just flying here *g*
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From:blond_not_blind
Date:August 5th, 2007 12:19 am (UTC)
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I'm so happy things are progressing well for you. Did I miss whether you are finding out if it's a boy or girl? I can't remember. Also, do you have to do an amnio? Those things scare me, I never had one. Any thoughts on breastmilk vs. formula? Themes for baby's room? Aren't you just beside yourself?
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From:neeroc
Date:August 7th, 2007 03:01 am (UTC)
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We heard and they're 90-95% sure it will be a girl - we will get confirmation if we can at 28w.

We are not doing the amnio, they actually did more tests than we were looking for - we weren't going to test for Down's or NTDs but they appear to have done that. We aren't terminating, so figured why worry about it.

I never thought I would, but it appears that I'm going to try to BF - it just makes the most sense. I'm also looking to do cloth diapers - so who knows what my 'sense' is *g*

I have no themes for the baby's room, was thinking something really colorful like green and orange and pink stripes - we'll see what hubby says. I've still got to get all my crap out of it first *g*.

And yes, I really am wavering between freaked out and totally excited. That's when I'm not exhausted.
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