Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Appointment

Saw Dr. Galaif this morning. BP, pee, weight, are all good and Blueberrys heartbeat is nice and strong. My belly was measured for the first time today and all measured well. She recommended a flu shot so I'm going to get one later today. I will need to get a glucose screening test before my next appointment in 4 weeks. I guess you drink a sugary beverage and then get a blood test an hour later. Next appointment is in 4 weeks with Dr. Dimsdale because Dr. Galaif will be out of this office. Hawaii is around the corner.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

23 weeks

This weekend we hit a few baby stores and started the arduous task of putting a baby registry together. We're still not quite clear on what a "receiving blanket" is for, never mind all the other crap.
Next belly pic will be in Hawaii...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Perinatal Assoc visit #3

Today was our third visit to SF Perinatal Associates, where we get our high-def ultrasounds. Whereas the first two visits were our ultrascreen (at 13 wks) and second trimester screen (at 18 wks), this was a followup because the doctor saw a slight dilation of the umbilical veil at the 18 wks ultrasound. We got the same ultrasound technician as our first visit--I think her name was Sarah. She was really nice and took the time to point out the various parts she was taking measurements of. The baby was in a breech position--his butt was pointed downwards, and he had his legs and feet up in front of his face. I guess this is a dangerous position to deliver the baby in, but its perfectly fine for now--the technician said the baby will do plenty more moving around in the next 3 months.
On to the important item: the umbilical vein measurement, which was .77 cm, last time it measured approximately .6cm. Dr. Musci said that it is still not quite large enough to be classified as varicose or varyx. So, for now, this is all good news. He does want to keep an eye on it, so we have scheduled another ultrasound in a little over 3 weeks from now.
The plus side of having to come in for another ultrasound is that we got to see a lot more of boyberry. The movie Heather posted earlier is a neat 4D clip where you can see him with one of his feet up in front of his face.
Here's some of the boyberry's stats:
  • his heart rate was 153 bpm
  • 1 lb 3 oz
  • growth is 44th percentile
Finally, here is the week 22 picture:


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dancing at 4am

I woke up at 4am last night on my back, rolled over to my side, and the baby started kicking and moving like crazy. It was nice and reassuring. I wonder when I'll be begging him to relax and let me sleep. For now, I'm happy to feel him dance at 4am.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

21 Weeks

Somehow I think I look smaller this week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Big Kicks

Yesterday while laying on the couch I felt 3 big kicks and Perry was finally able to share in the experience. For the past few weeks I've felt fluttering, but very subtle and internal. Last night, I felt a really big kick, like a little alien was trying to escape. I quickly called Perry over and he was able to feel the second one and then actually watch my stomach jump for number 3. What are you doing in there little boyberry? Fluffing up the pillows? I hope you are comfy.