Latest checkup

First I want to thank everyone who offered condolences. All of the phone calls, blog comments, twitter responses, and facebook comments were appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Now onto happier things…

Today I went to the doctor again. I’ve gained 6 lbs. in the past two weeks. The nurse said I was probably retaining a little bit of fluid, and they didn’t really say much more about that. Fundal height was 35 cm, so measuring right on track. They don’t think she’s gonna be huge anymore due to that (I asked). The nurse mentioned a little bit of glucose on my urine, but the doctor didn’t comment on it, so I guess it’s nothing to worry about yet. Blood pressure was 127/86, which is apparently still in the good range, and the baby’s heartbeat was 130. I thought that sounded low, but anything between 120-160 is good. They said she was probably just resting or sleeping.

That’s about it for today! I go to the doctor weekly now. Next week they’ll estimate the baby’s size and start the cervical checks. I don’t put too much stock in the baby’s size estimate since Phoebe was supposed to be 6 lb. 5 oz. and she was 8 lb. 4 oz. (there was only a few days between my last appt. and her being born). But I am curious what they estimate this baby to be.

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