Thursday, April 15, 2010

Testing - Sweet Pea passed but I failed!

Well, lots of testing done at my ob appt today. We'll start with the good news.

I got to see Sweet Pea again! She's a stubborn little thing (takes after her mommy :) - she had her back to my front, so I didn't get any good looks at her face but they're 100% sure she's a girl! Her head is down and she was playing with her feet - so cute! She weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces - about a week and a half ahead! (I'm 28 weeks 5 days pregnant and she's the size most babies are at 30 weeks 2 days, but her head is a full 2 weeks ahead in size!) She even has a little hair already (guess that explains the heartburn!)

I did pass the NST (non-stress test) - or really, Sweet Pea did. That's a relief! Guess the reason I don't feel her move as much as before is because of her position - since she's facing in, there aren't as many hits and kicks that I can feel.

The tests I did fail - I'm anemic! Not a surprise, since I'm a vegetarian. But now I need to take an iron pill at night in addition to my prenatal vitamin in the morning (hint for other moms-to-be: calcium decreases how much iron is absorbed, vitamin C helps it - so I need to start drinking OJ with my prenatal). I also failed the urine test and had to retake it (had white blood cells in it, indicating a possible infection). I haven't heard back from them, so hoping the repeat test was okay. And the big failure was . . . the glucose test! Yes, I failed (by a large part) the 1 hour glucose test, earning myself the chance to do the big 3 hour test. Hoping I pass that one, but not holding my breath. And I'll do anything for Sweet Pea, so if I fail that one too, a couple of finger pokes a day won't hurt me - too much!

Some tiny bits of good news - my blood pressure was normal! And they're not worried about it yet, but I lost more weight. I'm down to 1 pound over my pre-pregnancy weight. Guess that's why I don't need maternity pants yet, despite Sweet Pea's size! I get to see a different doctor when I go back in 3 weeks. They're actually letting me rotate between doctors, which I like!

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