Feb. 26th, 27wks.
Wish this had been an unventful appointment.
The bad part was doing the blood test
that I now get to impatiently await the
results of. It's another "no news
is good news" sort of thing. The
test is for gestational diabetes. Should
hear by the end of next Monday, but maybe
even tomorrow. I'm hoping to hear nothing
My anxiety over the results is increased
because Ella weighed in at 30 weeks, and
we're just 27 1/2 now. There is also a
good amount of amniotic fluid. Both Ella's
weight and the volume of amniotic fluid
are normal, but I still can't help but
worry. The doctor did say that he wants
to monitor the level of fluid closely.
One result of too much fluid (and at this
point there is not too much) is that the
uterus thinks the baby is ready and will
go in to preterm labor. Hopefully we don't
get to that point. Higher levels of fluid
can also be an early sign of gestational
diabetes. Ugh... too many things to make
me worried!!!!! Ella needs to be healthy
and stay put until 40 weeks!! At least
she is healthy. She looks perfect.
As for the baby. She is still a "she".
Yea! Don't need to return any of the cute
girly clothes. She is now head down, and
should stay that way until she is born.
She currently weighs 3 pounds.
I also gained too much weight in the last
3 weeks. :( So carbs are to be strictly
Now for the fun part... Pictures!!
The picture on the left
is of her face, straight on. The left side
of her face is in shadow, but you can clearly
see her right eye, her nose, and her lips.
Isn't that amazing?! Our little Ella has
a face! I can't wait until the 4-D ultrasound.
One good thing about having plenty of amniotic
fluid is that the ultrasound pictures come
out really good.
Speaking of more ultrasounds. The next appointment
is in 2 weeks, March 11th (if I failed my
test today I will go in sooner for the next
round of tests). I will get another ultrasound
so the doctor can check the level of fluid.
I may not get pictures from that though.
But that's okay, because two days before
that we will be doing the 4-D ultrasound...
March 9th. I'm really excited about that
one. That's just a week and a half away.