Posted by Michele
Saturday, August 15, 2009at 7:50 AM
Woo Hoo!!! We have officially arrived at 24w and into the third trimester!!! I had my steroid injection at 6:30am (because, really, when is something ever "on time"). For those expecting them, I didn't find them to be a painful injection; the P17's are worse. We iced, pinched, and in the needle went. The betamethasone isnt as viscous as the progesterone, so the burning was very mild. Afterwards, we put on the heat and then it was a tad uncomfortable. Muscle tightening, that sort of thing, but after 10 minutes, nothing. I got up and sat down to shower: nada. And now, I'm back to bed, clean and ready for the day. (On the agenda: bed, bed, and more bed!)
The Resident came in to check on us (Dr M is on rounds, so she will be in shortly, I'm sure). The HB monitoring is from now on going to be 1 hour every 8 hours (plus the 1 hour contraction monitoring).
Peter has scanned in ultrasound pictures for your viewing pleasure from July 23-Aug 12. Click here to go to the picture blog (there are just so many.) I will only post 2, from the most recent scan.
I've started my new journal (the baby journal I had ran out of pages yesterday, so the third trimester will actually begin journal#2, kind of funny how it works out that way). So far, things are really well today (I mean, it is only 8:15am, but still...) We are about to have breakfast and enjoy the day together.
To Anonymous in Mass: thank you for the sweet card; it really made my day yesterday, as I was struggling with my emotions.
Well, breakfast is here!