On my last post I was heading out to get baptized. It was really special to do this while pg. Kerry says we got a 2-fer. I promised the family that I would post a video of it on my next post, so here goes:
Is really wasn't that bad, just tasted like sugary flat orange soda. Supposedly this is a time sensitive test and you have to get your blood drawn exactly 1 hr after finishing it. As I was about to head out, I couldn't find my car key anywhere. Kerry had driven my car last so I gave him a quick call. He gave me a few places to look and after tearing the house apart, it was no where to be found. By now I was frazzled and flying high on glucose and adrenaline. I called him all panicked as I was going to be late and did not want to have to redo this test. He made the statement that it was simple, it was either on the counter, in the kitchen drawer or in my car. I looked in those areas plus every other possible place at least 10x. He finally had no choice but to come pick me up. On his way he kept telling me on the phone that he was sure the key was right in front of me and that I was just over looking it. Grrrr!
We arrived 10 mins late. Luckily that was their cutoff or I would have had to redo the test another day. Whew! They drew my blood and then it was off to wait on the OB.
Our nurse was down the hall with several other nurses and doctors. She was wearing fluorescent hot pink scrubs and a brightly multi-colored lab coat. Kerry whistled really loud at her and then started singing and disco dancing to Stayin' Alive. I about peed my pants!
We met with the OB. I addressed my concerns about my cervix and how I really needed some peace of mind. She was very sweet and understanding and was willing to do whatever it took to make sure I enjoyed this pg to the fullest. She did an internal exam and said there was a soft area but then found my cervix hidden off to the side. It was long, firm and closed just as it should be. What a relief! She listened to the HB and found it to be nice and strong. She measured my stomach from the pubic bone to the top of my uterus and said I was measuring 25w. I guess my big belly isn't ahead of schedule as I thought it was. Weight and blood pressure were right on target too.
She then surprisingly sent me to u/s to make sure there was no funneling and that the cervix length was still doing well. While the tech was viewing my cervix, you could see Seven's butt crack clear as day right above my cervix. What a cute little bum he has! He's currently breech, but there's plenty of time for him to get into head down position. I'm very happy to report that my cervix measured 36mm (34mm last check) and there was no funneling. Ahhh, now I can relax and stop with this ridiculous worrying. That was exactly what I needed.
The tech then said she'd let us look at the baby for a few mins. Yeah!!! We found him chewing and then sucking on his fingers. He's definitely getting bigger and putting a little fat on. The amniotic fluid level was perfect and his HB was 153 bpm. Here's a few u/s pics:
When we returned home, Kerry searched for my car key and guess what, it wasn't on the counter, in the kitchen drawer or in my car! I gave him a really hard time as he insisted that they were there. Here's the kicker, guess where he found them?!?! In the garbage can in the garage!!! Yeah, why didn't I think to look there??? You're probably wondering how in the heck it got there... well I guess the first thing Kerry did when he got out of my car was throw away some trash, and apparently the key with it. He's eating crow now! Thank God the trash didn't get taken out as that is my only car key. We will be getting a spare made asap!
Seven continues to practice his kick-boxing every day and for the first time, I saw him move across my belly. It was like an ocean wave moving across. We read that dad may be able to faintly hear baby's HB by putting his ear to my belly. Kerry tried this and Seven kicked his ear. Loved it! We're not sure why, but Kerry loves saying into my belly "hello, this is your captain speaking". He then tapped a drum beat on my belly and Seven tapped back.
I seem to have middle of the night insomnia these days. It's not very uncommon for Kerry to find me upstairs nesting around 4am. The other night I organized all of Seven's clothes by type then size. He has a few rompers, shirts and onesies, and then the rest are all sleepers. Ya know, because my little man is going to be such a sweet little peaceful sleeper who sleeps through every night and never cries. ;-) Behind me in this picture is a room with absolutely nothing baby-related in it. Yep, got lots of work to do.
This week's belly...
I think my Bad Hair Day pjs have shrunk (wink, wink)!! Yikes, this top used to cover my pre-pg belly.
Up next, an u/s in 2 weeks. My OB wants to double check the marginal cord insertion and get another cervix check. I think she's really only scheduling this for my peace of mind, and while I believe I'm doing much better in that dept, I'll take it! I invited my mom so I'm excited for her to get to see her grambaby for the first time.