Friday, May 29, 2009

32 week follow up

Now my OB doctor visits have been changed from monthly to every 2 weeks (last week was a holiday weekend so this time is was 3 weeks). I woke up at 6 am this morning & tried so very hard not to eat or drink anything besides water. They check my urine for sugar & if I eat it could mess up the test...I just couldn't wait any longer so I had to go & get my toasted bagel with butter & a YooHoo, my normal breakfast. I felt so guilty the entire walk to the bakery & back but I was just so hungry! I figured I've been good at every other appointment & since I had that major glucose test 3 weeks ago it wouldn't be that big of a deal if the test taken this morning was a bit off.
I got to the office they did the normal vital signs (all good), weight (gained 4 lbs in 3 weeks to make it a total of 44 lbs = big fat slob!) and the urine (I told her I ate) but it was still normal. The doctor measured my belly & she said "perfect" with a smile. We heard the baby's heartbeat which was nice & strong. While we were listening she smiled & and the baby had hiccups. I heard what she was talking about but I didn't really feel them. I still haven't felt the baby having hiccups just always kicking & moving around. We went over my blood work from the last visit where I did the glucose test & she said that came back normal, thank god! That same day she did CBC & found that my platelet count is a bit low, normal is 140 & mine is 132. I asked her how that affects the baby, she said it doesn't affect the baby but me. As long as it doesn't do anything to the baby I'm A OK. After doing some googling I found that this can be "induced by the pregnancy" so hoping after the little one is born I'll go back to normal (crossing fingers). She gave me a paper with a name & number of someone at my hospital & said that me & my husband should go for a tour of the hospital. She also gave me a paper & said to go for another ultrasound in 3 weeks! Yay! I was so happy to hear that! The last *medical* ultrasound I had was my big ultrasound at 18 weeks so it's been a while. She said that was just to make sure everything is measuring out good.
Another great doctor appointment!


Jamie said...

Glad to hear everything is going great!