Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Boo Report

I had my 24 week appointment today. Everything is looking healthy and normal for both Boo and me, for which I'm grateful. His heart rate was 145. And I'm growing right on track. I was a little nervous (well, not really), for the big weigh in. The doctor's scale always says more than my scale at home, and this appointment was in the afternoon (versus the mornings for all my previous appointments when I generally weigh less). But it wasn't so bad. The doctor said it was fine anyway. As well as my blood pressure. Like I said, healthy and normal.

I'll have the glucose screening at my next appointment to test for gestational diabetes as well as more blood work, so they'll be checking my platelets again. The doctor said if they go to 100 or below, the epirdural becomes questionable. And as far as I know, they are still above that (I think she said it was 140).

As far as other Boo updates go....he's kicking A LOT more. Dave can feel several kicks in a row now. And on Sunday, we both saw my stomach move. I love that he's making his presence known. It makes things seem more real. I read somewhere online that 24 weeks marks the edge of viability. I pray that doesn't happen....but it's reassuring to know that doctors would do whatever they could to keep our baby alive if he was born this early.

6 months!



  1. Awwwww so cute! Thanks for the live update too ...we luv u!

  2. Yay for the update! Glad to hear Boo is doing great! What fun it is to watch the belly move...I remember when Colt would stick his elbows out and you could see it plain as day! And I shared your sense of relief when we hit 24 weeks as well...on one hand you don't want to think about it, but on the other hand, it feels a little safer to know that there would be a good chance! The next big milestone for us was 36 weeks, because up until that point, when we lived in Iowa, we would have had to have been life flighted to Des MOines or Omaha to deliver. That would've stunk! I spent so much of my pregnancy worrying that I'd deliver early, and Colt decided to come on our due date, so all the worry was not worthwhile! LOL! So glad to hear you are both doing well...and praying that those platelets stay up there!!!!!!

  3. I already commented on facebook, but I must say again that I love the belly! Glad everything went so well at the doc appt :)


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