18w

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Well, today little Michael is now gestationally older than his oldest sister, Sophia.  18 weeks... And things look great.  At my appointment with Dr. B. yesterday, my blood pressure is great, my bloodwork has all come back and is 100% normal, the baby is growing and measuring ahead of schedule (19w!), and.... wait for it... my cervix, with TAU, was 4+!!!  He decided he didnt need to get a different view or better measurement because even without really trying, he could see a long, closed cervix.  He even applied fundal pressure and no change- nothing.  Didn't shrink, didn't funnel.  Perfect.  Michael was doing a dance and all over the place, and smiling- boy does this kid love to smile!  He looked great, his heart sounded great, and all in all, it was just a bang up great job of an appointment.  In funny news, since he's more than happy to show off his mentionables, Dr. B. and I agree that if things don't work out for him, there will be a career in film for him... ;) 

I can keep on the every 3 week plan until 32 weeks!  That was music to my ears!!!  I can't believe it!  And then I'll just take it every two weeks until right before the c-section, when we'll talk about weekly.  But still... WOO HOO!!!  I scheduled my appointments through May which was kind of a big deal since I couldn't even think about scheduling beyond 18 weeks before, and now I"m scheduled up to when I'll go every two weeks.... EEK!

But, good stuff.  And I can keep running up to 4 miles at a pop, keep lifting the kiddos for snuggles, and keep up with my housework.  So, other than being utterly exhausted (and eating!!! I have got to reign that in- I'm up 12 pounds so far!), I'm doing really well.

Now, looking forward to my Level II 20 week ultrasound on March 7th with MFM (which is really the last milestone to pass before the third trimester at Bobby and Maya's gestational delivery, since the 20w u/s is when I went into the hospital with them), and trying to survive Peter's trip to Holland and Belgium next week!

17w6d... and yes, I'm still a boy and am VERY proud to show it... Mom doesn't post those pics, thankfully...

4 comments:

Fran said...

Great news my friend! really happy for you! I'm sure this will ease a bit our mind about Peter's trip also, you are doing great!

Bev said...

I am so happy for you!! I am sure that the good news helps to ease your worries while Peter is gone. I can't wait to continue to follow your "normal" pregnancy!! :) So excited for you!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Awesome news, I am so happy for you and your family.

cheryllookingforward said...

Awesome awesome news!!!