Tuesday, June 19, 2012

22 week update: We FINALLY had our "big" ultrasound last week and..... It's another girl! We were very surprised - both Tim and I thought it was a boy. I don't know why we were so sure, maybe because the last baby we lost was a boy. The baby looks perfect. Ultrasounds have gotten a whole lot more detailed in 8 years! We saw just about every part of her, including inside her brain. She's a pretty laid back baby. When we were looking at her, the ultrasound tech had obviously woken her up. She kept yawning and stretching her arms above her head.

My blood pressure is starting to creep ever so slightly. Some of this is "white coat syndrome" - whenever a health professional comes at me with the blood pressure cuff I can feel my heart start to race. Everything was good enough, though, that I once again have a 4 week long leash before my next appointment! Amazing! Even though everything has been going so well this time, I'm always in awe when I go in and everything is fine. My next appointment is July 10th. I'll have another ultrasound to check growth since the clotting disorders I have can cause growth restriction. The OB did say that if my BP stays where it is or goes higher she will start to worry. Keep your fingers crossed for me! I want to stay on my feet as long as I can and get this baby as far as possible!


Alice update: Alice is having reflux problems again. My poor baby has ulcers down her throat. She's been referred back to the pediatric GI doc. Meanwhile she's got some medicine that is helping at least a little bit and she is on a soft foods / non-acidic diet. Suggestions of what to feed her are welcomed! The higher the calories the better. She only eats a few bites at a time and she just doesn't have a whole lot of wiggle room weight-wise.

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