Today we had our 25 week OB appointment. It was a busy one too! Since our little man measured small in December (plotting at 19%ile for growth), they wanted to take another peek at him at this appointment. They also ended up doing my glucose screening and giving me a TDaP shot, which I wasn’t expecting yet. And speaking of the glucose screening, someone has finally figured out how to make that not so awful!! I’ve always heard the glucose drink they make you chug prior to getting the bloodwork tastes TERRIBLE! Like, seriously, women have said it makes them wanna throw up it’s so bad. So when she handed me the bottle, I had a moment of hesitation and then started chugging. Y’all, it tasted like a Sunkist! It was nothing! No biggie, at all. So glad I didn’t spent this next month dreading that. Anyways, one of my sisters, Katie, came along with us this time. I was glad there was lots for her to see and experience while we were there. Usually, we just walk in, I pee in a cup, we listen for the heartbeat, and that’s about it. But today was full of surprises.
First, we did the ultrasound. It was fun getting to actually watch the whole thing this time and not have to turn away (like we did at the gender scan). Henry is still a boy! He’s not hiding anything 😉 The ultrasound tech took all her measurements, looking at his head, abdomen, and measuring some of the long bones, like the femur. We had told her we hoped to get a full body picture, or maybe a good profile of his face since in December we mostly got shots of just parts of his body, like his hands, a foot, an arm, etc. So after she got all the measurements she needed, we spent another good 10 mins trying to make him move around and get into the right position to get a good shot. He wasn’t cooperating very well. His face was facing downward, so we couldn’t get a profile shot, just a head-on shot. We did get to see some really good full body images on the screen, but she didn’t capture them for a picture we could take home. The best part was sometimes she would hold the probe still against my stomach, and then we would see him squirm on the screen!! That was really cool. He would stretch his little arms out or sometimes he’d have them up against his face. He looks so cute already!! 🙂 Today he measures 1 lb 12 oz, and now plots at the 45%ile for growth. Way to go Henry! His heart rate was 135-140 bpm. All my measurements and vitals looked good too. I’m up 5 lbs from December and about 14 lbs overall. BP was 119/78 and hopefully all my blood levels on my glucose screen come back normal. So all in all, it was a great morning. UPDATE: I passed my glucose screening! Yipee! And my CBC looks good, minus the fact that my hematocrit and hemoglobin levels are low (no wonder I feel tired all the time 😉 ) Hct was 33, Hgb was 11.2, both on the lowest level of “normal.” So, looks like I’ll be adding an iron supplement to my daily multivitamin regimen.
25 week stats- There’s really not much to report this week according to the Bump app. Mainly, Henry is continuing to grow and pack in the fat. He’s becoming more proportional and hair is growing and developing texture and color. Grow baby, grow!