Wednesday, September 30, 2009

28 Weeks

I simply cannot believe that I am now in the third trimester! And I've got to STOP doing these pictures at the end of the day...I look so...um...bleh. I have to say, I've been a little leery of reaching this point in the pregnancy. After all, it was at 27 weeks when I developed Preeclampsia and preterm labor with the boys. It was 28 weeks when I came home from the hospital on all kinds of different medications and with a contraction monitoring system. And it was the next 6 weeks that we lived on edge wondering which contraction was going to be the final straw and we were going to have our babies. So, it's been with much apprehension that I've approached 28 weeks this time...and my OB knows it! Thankfully, at my appointment yesterday, she tried to put my mind to rest by checking to make sure that I haven't started to dilate or show any other signs of premature labor. She also performed a fFN (or a Fetal Fibronectin Test) which if negative indicates a 99.99% chance that you will not deliver your baby in the next 2 weeks. Both checked out great! So while we still have some time between now and a healthy full-term baby, our chances of getting there this time seem more promising!
As for the rest of the appointment, well, here's the stat's...Baby's heartrate was 147 bpm(cause it's a BOY, people!). I measured at 31 weeks (yikes!). I gained 6 1/2 lbs for a total of 19.6 lbs (double yikes!). I got my orders for the glucose test (yuck!). And I start going every two weeks (anyone want to volunteer to babysit?!) Fun times!

11 comments:

Tania said...

I just have to say here... all my boys had heart beats.. that the doc's said meant it was a gril... so I don't see any proof in there.. unless you actually FOUND OUT..... in which case.... :)

Sarah said...

No, Tania, we didn't find out :) It's just speculation!

Dani said...

I can't believe you're already 28 weeks... I SO hope that when it's me time seems to fly by so fast :-) Ava and I would love to entertain the boys during one of your doctor visits... keep me in mind!

Courtney said...

i can baby sit if you give me the dates :)

The Brooks Family said...

i wanna babysit :~)
sound like everything is going great!!!

Susan said...

You look great! Wanna see a picture of me at the end of the day :)
I'm glad everything is looking great!

Caitlin said...

You look beautiful! I would love to babysit, but the drive is just a little too long... :-) My vote is still that it's a girl!

Teresa said...

you look beautiful... I can pitch in for a day....

Mimi said...

I'm all over it. I'm assuming the 13th & 27th - just lemme know

Trujillos said...

I would love to have to boys, but know the odds of having them are slim, so if by chance there is a day available we'll take them.

MoDLin said...

I've been reading for a while and just had to stop and say you don't look bleh, you look great! Glad to read that everything looks so good. BTW, love the pictures of the boys with the cake!