It's been busy...we celebrated my birthday last weekend and had lots of appointments last week (Lily had her GI follow-up and I had an appt to check on CC) and then we had the March for Babies walk this Saturday, which we had rain for again this year - maybe next year we will get lucky and have nice weather. Thank you to everyone who donated!!
At my appointment last week (I was 17w 2d) they did an ultrasound to check on why I have been bleeding throughout this pregnancy (haven't had any bleeding since April 6th though, which is good).
Caramel Cashew looks great and is measuring well over the 50th precentile (music to my ears) and was believed to weigh about 8 ounces (big baby). And supposedly has a big head (must run in the family, because Lily also had a big head). My placenta is still anterior, but looks really good, they could not see it detaching (which would have been a reason for the bleeding). My cervix is still long and closed and they did not see a subchorionic hematoma. So, basically no one has any idea why I have been bleeding, but I was told to continue to take it easy and we are all going to hope that I have no more bleeding. Dr. M is concerned because any bleeding in the 2nd trimester usually means something is up, but since they can't figure out what, we are just taking it easy. On another note, they did find protein in my 24-hour urine collection, which is not good, but Dr. M said that we will wait to see what the next one looks like. My next appt is May 12th, I have an ultrasound and see Dr. H, who is quite a character, so that should be fun. Hoping for a smooth next couple of weeks, because Lily's 2nd Fairy Fun Birthday party is scheduled for the 15th!!
Just to ammuse all of you...I know I have said that I am huge this time around, whether you believe me or not, here is the evidence:
28 weeks with Lily
(my birthday 2008 - 2 days before I was admitted to the hospital)
17 weeks with Caramel Cashew
(my birthday 2010)
Yep, about the same size and 11 weeks difference ::faints::So there is definitely a baby in there, a big baby in there!
Pregnancy: 18 weeks
Weight Gain: 9 pounds
Sleep: I am sleeping good
Gender: May 12th is our BIG ultrasound, if baby cooperates
Names: Girl - Lydia Jane
Boy - we are up in the air again - what is wrong with us?
Feeling: Overall I feel good
Cravings: Haven't really been craving much of anything lately
Health: My blood pressure is still really good, no swelling, weight gain is good
Movement: Starting to feel kicks once in a while (must be really big movements)
Belly: Huge - see picture above
Next Appointment: May 12th!
And here is our latest picture of Caramel Cashew at 17w 2d!