20 week appointment

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20 week appointment
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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 2:11pm
So my appointment was mostly perfect =) the OB was unable to get a heartrate in Luke. She was able to find his heartbeat, but he would kick the Doppler and turn away immediately. It was so funny. After 4 or 5 tries she have up and said if he that active she not too concerned about the number, lol. I told her that last week I had trouble getting help with my migraines an was upset about it and she said shes going to talk to the nurse who messed eveything up.

I think I'm leaning more towards staying in her care. I love my midwife too but I just feel a better connection with the OB and like her style of care. My office has you see both a midwife and OB and doesn't make you choose a "team" until the third trimester. Of course I could choose now if I wanted to but I hadn't really decided yet.

The only downside was my weight. It's not a problem yet but I put on 4 pounds over the month. If I keep it at that pace I'll be at 30ish pounds by the end. My OB would like to see me at no more than 25, I was hoping for closer to 20. She didn't bring it up though, I asked. She said she was going to wait until next appointment and see if it was just one bad month, especially since its not really a huge problem even if I do gain that. So we discusses healthy eating habits and agreed a good rate is 2-3 pounds per month now. Sounds ok to me if I can eat better. She also pointed out that with my schedule and sleep cycle being so crazy that I may just need the extra food to make up the energy and she's not going to panic if I keep on track to hit 30. She doesn't really think it will cause any problems. So all-in-all a mostly great appointment!





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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 2:19am

Yey for an active little man!

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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 4:39pm

I am glad you had a good appointment and your LO was active. It always make me feel better when I feel him wiggling around in there. I am sorry that you are stressing about weight. I have been lucky (knock on wood) because I lost 13 pounds during the first trimester. Ok, maybe MS wasn't "lucky" but it is helping me now, I guess. I am 32w5d and I am still down 4 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I do have GD so it is a good thing that I haven't put on too much. I hope you don't get GD because it can be a pain to test sugars. I don't do it all the time because my numbers have been fine. I am still not 100% convinced that I do have GD since all my readings have been normal (when I test). Oh well. My little guy hasn't suffered from my lack of weight gain. At my ultrasound yesterday, he was 4 lbs 12 oz which is in the 67% percentile in weight.

Yeah for being at the half way mark! Super cool.

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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 2:46pm
I started out overweight so my they like to keep the numbers lower. Plus my sister had borderline GD and my mom did have it so even though I didn't with DD I still have slightly elevated risk. And to top it all off I have some body issues too that take some mental pushing to get past during pregnancy. It all adds up to weight watching! Like I said, not too worried about just keeping it in mind! A little more weight isn't such a big deal when you start at a lower weight. I'm sure you will be just perfect at the end!!





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