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|Fri, 08-31-2012 - 11:55am|
Heartbeat was 150. Total weight gain 17 lbs now. Had the GBS culture done. The doctor had me lay back and felt around at my belly so he could do a quick size/position check. The kiddo is finally head down, which is fantastic (hopefully he stays that way) and the doctor said he thinks he's average size and will probably be around seven lbs at birth, which is nice to hear. Honestly, with as wacky as the weight readings can be on ultrasounds, I'm more likely to believe an experienced doctor going by feel, you know?
The only meh part was my bp was a bit high - 120/94. The doctor is an insane person and thought I should go out of work!!! I told him NO. He seemed shocked! Haha! My urine screen was clear of protein and I have no other symptoms of pre-e (headache, swelling, rapid weight gain, etc.) Unless I win the lottery tonight, going out of work six weeks early for basically no reason is just not on my financial agenda. I told him I'd take it super easy, monitor my bp at home & cut back to three or four day weeks if need be (I have loads of vacation time and can do it, thankfully). Obviously if my bp goes nuts, I'll do whatever I need to for his health & my own, but to quit working now? Over one iffy reading? No. No way. My job isn't so stressful or overwhelming that I need a break from it. I sit in a comfy chair in my office all day - not much different than what I'd be doing at home "resting."
So overall a good appointment, very relieved the baby is head down. But the bp reading is stressing me out. Hopefully it dips back down and stays down for at least a few more weeks.