Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ryan, week 27

I had a 27 week appointment, opposed to the 28 week appointment so I could take my glucose test early. We were nervous that my blood pressure had been high, thanks to a cheap automatic machine from CVS (which was promptly returned after my doctor visit) so Jeff came along with me.

I signed in and they let me go ahead and start the glucose test. We were then escorted into a room to wait for the doctor. At some point during the wait, there was a loud boom and the hospital shook. I thought we were under attack (not seriously, but it did cross my mind). I had forgotten about the addition they are building and it was blasting from that. The doctor came in and everything was fine. My BP was good, no protein in my urine, Ryan's heartbeat sounded good and strong and he was measuring right on target (so much for the "big" baby from week 24).

The doctor did want to go ahead and start seeing me every two weeks in case I have any BP issues so that should be fun...not! I had about 15 more minutes to kill until the glucose test was up. I was very thankful that Jeff was there to kill the time. When the nurse was drawing blood, I asked how long before I knew the results. She told me a day or two but if they didn't call, everything was fine. That afternoon I get a phone call from a nurse so I immediately said, "I guess you're calling to tell me I failed." To my surprise she was calling to tell me I passed! I couldn't believe it! I don't have to take the 3 hour test! Hallelujah!!!

Here's what says about Ryan:
How your baby's growing:
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with his legs extended. He's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing his eyes, and perhaps even sucking his fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While his lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if he were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother him, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.

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