Wednesday, November 08, 2006

*bock* *bock* *bock* *bock* *bock*

Well, we have a very healthy baby. Still measuring 1 week ahead and everything looked great. Unfortunately for us, it's a very uncooperative baby. Radiologist is 80% certain that it's a boy, but the umbilical cord was between his legs and the Dr. couldn't really get a good view. He said that he sees something right next to where the cord is, but couldn't be sure.

OB appointment went OK, too. The Dr. was on call and running late due to deliveries so I was seen by one of the nurse practitioners. (didn't upset me a single bit as you might imagine). Urine protein was good, blood pressure was good (117/74), gained *GASP* 2 pounds (but nothing was said) and had blood drawn for hematocrit and ferritin levels. She encouraged me to keep going to the gym as long as I'm comfortable and wrote a prescription for massage therapy as necessary. I'll be using it for physical therapy, I think. I have at least 2 more ultrasounds scheduled -- 28 weeks and either 34 or 36 weeks. The Dr. called me this evening and apologized for not seeing me earlier today -- went over the results of the ultrasound and the appointment notes. She confirmed that we'll have more chances to verify the gender. Best yet, didn't mention the weight! I forgot to get a flu shot while I was in there, but the Dr. told me that the shot offered at the plant is fine, so I'll be getting one at work next week.

I've been going to the gym every day but admittedly, crunches are getting more difficult. I'm hanging in though. I'm not quite ready to give up yet. Interestingly, this weekend, I considered getting a couple of personal training sessions at the gym just to verify that I'm on track with the prenatal workouts. I did a search on my gym's site for trainers that specialize in prenatal (my gym has close to 90). Of the 90, there are only 6 with this specialty. As coincidence would have it, the trainer that teaches the class that I take 3 days a week is one of them. Well, that saved me a bundle of money. I guess there's no need for the private sessions. I get all the information and ask all of the questions I need during class.

So after the appointments today, we went to lunch then shopping at Babies R Us. I was too chicken to buy anything. *sigh* tomorrow's another day.


At 7:58 AM, Blogger serenity said...

Wow, I'm amazed that you've still been doing crunches while PG. Then again, I HATE crunches, so any excuse... :)

I am pretty sure that I will buy NOTHING when we do in fact get pregnant because I'll be way too chicken. I hear ya there.

Glad to hear that everything seems to be going well!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Leslie said...

A little boy pony!

At 6:09 AM, Anonymous Kimmer said...

Ya for a good visit, and a baby pony to boot!

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Krista said...

Sounds like a great visit. And I'm with Serenity, I can't believe you are still doing crunches but I am also with Serenity and HATE crunches.

Luckily with twins the doctor told me to be conservative with activity. I should walk frequently but slowly and taking lots of breaks. And I should swim but slowly and taking lots of breaks! That's the only exercise I am allowed to do. I can handle that!

The nazi diet is another thing altogether though. The whole "absolutely no sugar, including fruit juice or more than 2 pieces of fruit a day" just might kill me.

I am so happy about your little boy pony. And I am so happy for you Debbi. Hope the next visit is just as successful.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Caramel said...

Hey, Debbi - it's me...Sam! Just wanted to pop in & say hi. I've also started a blog. I don't know if you can access it from this but I will email you the link.

LOL...youre little boy pony...very cute! Hope you get to see more soon!

At 3:06 PM, Blogger Debbi said...

Hey Sam! Can't wait to read your blog. Thanks for stopping by :-)


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