Friday, May 16, 2008

It's a...

Very healthy baby!!!! The baby is measuring right on track, has all his organs, plenty of amniotic fluid, weighs about .7 pounds and has a heart beat of 149. I only gained 2 pounds since my last apt 5 weeks ago. YEAH! Also, WHEW! I had kind of gotten myself worked up a little last night. It was bad enough that I woke up after 4.5 hours with my head spinning and wasn't able to go back to sleep for a couple hours. I was just very anxious that something would come up in the u/s to ruin what, so far, has been a pretty good pg. The worst news is that I have to have another u/s in 4 weeks because the placenta is a little too close to the cervix still. (Darn! I have to look at the baby again!) They like to see the placenta at least 3 cm away from the cervix and mine is only 1 cm away. They didn't seem too worried about it because I still have a lot of growing to do and it is making progress. At my last u/s at 10w the placenta was completely covering the cervix. So, it is definitely moving in the right direction and I'm not too worried about it.

The second piece of not great news is that my blood pressure was quite a bit higher. Normally I am around 110/65. Today I was 138/82. I told the doc that I have been stressed and haven't been sleeping well. He told me I needed to take it easy and I shouldn't be working overtime. I told him that my schedule should be better now and that I shouldn't need to work overtime for a while. Hopefully that will help. I think hubby is finally on board to come walk with me in the mornings. I think that will also help us with staying healthy and feeling like we have some time to spend together. If my bp is still high at the next apt I will start to worry about it more. In the mean-time, I will just try to do more "healthy" things to help myself.

Overall I am feeling very happy and relieved. Our DVD worked in the machine this time so hopefully I will be able to figure out how to get some u/s pictures to post here. Hubby is working on trying to get the DVD to play in something. In the meantime, I think I might take a nap. Thank you to everyone who prayed for us and for all the supportive comments over the last few weeks. I know I have been kind of chica negativa lately. I think my attitude will be improved from now on. My schedule has finally let up some and I am feeling a lot more confident about this pg. Life is good! =)

6 comments:

allyouwhohope said...

That's awesome news! Can't wait to see new pictures.

Jen said...

I'm so glad that your u/s went well. Perhaps that will help bring the blood pressure down a bit. All this pent up nervousness is stressful!

Fertilized said...

His..... a boy!!???

I am sorry to hear about your placenta and blood pressure. Taking it easy sounds like a great idea

Mrs. B said...

Congratulations on getting some great news. And yes, you do need to take it easy, look at it like you're getting to take it easy now since you won't be able to in a few months!!

Congrat's again!

Alyson & Ford said...

Love hearing good news! Take care of yourself, less stress needed!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Kathy V said...

I am glad everything at the ultrasound went well. I am glad baby is healthy. Hopefully placenta keeps moving and all is well with blood pressure at the next appointment.