Man time is flyin by and I am so neglecting my humble little space here aren't I? I don't mean or want to, cause you guys are what keep me smiling and going with your amazing comments and support- but I know you understand.
The baby shower was awesome! My friend really out did herself in preparing everything and was an amazing hostess. It was so good to see so many friends and receive their good wishes for Superbaby, Super S and I. Many of them I haven't seen since we left to Cairo a few years back. It was alot of fun, alot of good food and great hanging out and getting advice from so many amazing mothers.
Today I saw the doctor. Superbaby weighs about 6.8lbs, has a heartrate of 143, all looking good thank God. We did not get to see him very well, he is head down and facing my back, but saw his two little fists and spinal cord pretty clearly. They were happy with what we saw on the ultrasound today, yeah us too!
My amniotic fluid index was 8.42. A perfect score is 10 out of 10. A little low (although I read 8 and up is usually ok and usually indicates a stable pregnancy as long as other factors are ok, i.e. fetal movement, fetal tone etc., which in our case are good for Superbaby). She wasn't too concerned saying it wasn't too low, but my blood pressure went up a bit to 134/86 today. Last appointment it was 132/64 and the previous one it was 122/72. So these things combined with alittle protein in my urine, she had me go to the lab and have a chem panel to rule out anything. They also did the culture for Group B Strep (GBS) which is standard to test for at this point in pregnancy. Should get results in a few days via their wonderful automated notification phone call. I just wait to hear "your test results are normal.." We'll see.
I will go back to doctor next Tuesday for another ultrasound to check fluid levels again.
Overall though the appointment went well and I asked alot of questions about the c-section. Got them all answered and now I am ready... well you know as ready as I can be, nervous though for sure. My Mom will arrive the day before on the 21st so she can be there too.
Still haven't packed my bag for the hospital, I will though and soon as you never know. Bought a few items to stick in there today, little tolietry type stuff. I have everything I plan on taking, just need to get it together and packed.
Sciatic pain. Super S gets it from time to time and now I know how much pain he is in. I no longer walk I waddle. It just started about a week or so after I got here. The pain is in my right buttox and its not continuous, but when I get up or when walking alot it is painful as hell. I am trying to relax but at the same time trying to get so much done before Superbaby arrives too. But I am slowing down, I have too just under a week and half to go baby.
So thats my update for now. No fun pics to share, ultrasound pics you see nothing and shower pics are all of people, so you will have to wait for the best picture of all, the one of Superbaby ! I will share a few when he gets here.
Miss you all, stay well and talk soon. Peace. xoxo