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I am the Momma of 8 children. Seven here on earth and 1 precious little Angel in Heaven. My children range in age from 2 months to 25 years. My 6 year old was born with a laundry list of complex medical conditions. He has Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), a rare brain malformation, which resulted from a mutation of the PAX-6 gene, bilateral anophthalmia, which means that he was born without any eyes, so he is totally blind. At the age of 2 1/2 months old he had to have a tracheostomy to help aid in his breathing. He is hearing impaired, with normal hearing in his left ear and has profound deafness in his right. At 3 1/2 years he had surgery to have a Mic-Key button placed in his stomach (feeding Tube), which is mainly used to give him his medications. He also has insulin dependant diabetes and wears an insulin pump, which gives him a continuous dose of insulin. Even with his many dis"abilities," including being globally developmentally delayed, he has accomplished more than anyone would have ever believed that he could. Join us in our journey living with a Dis"Abled" child....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Routine OB Appointment

I had a routine OB appointment this morning. I'm 14.6 weeks. I have gained a whopping 8lbs since I became pregnant! Man it sure feels like more! But in my opinion at this stage in the pregnancy 8lbs is ALOT of weight to have already gained. My Doc hasn't said anything negative about my quick weight gain, so I guess it is ok for now at least.

My blood glucose levels are still well controlled by diet and a minimal amount of insulin. So far the Doc hasn't had to increase my insulin dose. My goal is to see just how far into this pregnancy I can get before the dose has to be increased. 

Want to talk about a stubborn and active baby?! This baby moves around so much that my Doc has yet to be able to use the doppler to find the baby's heartbeat without first using the ultrasound machine to confirm the baby's position. S/he is a placenta huggeer which makes picking up the baby's heartbeat very difficult. Today dad was sooo hopeful that the Doc may be able to get a quick glimpse of the baby's sex, being she couldn't find the heartbeat by first using the doppler, but no such luck. 1. The laptop ultrasound machine isn't very good quality. 2. The little poppy seed was moving all over the place. 3. His/her legs were crossed making the process of trying to get a quick peek unsuccessful. So unfortunately dad and grandma will just have to muster up some more patience for the 2 BIG ultrasound in a little over 2 weeks. Hopefully for their sake the baby will cooperate. Personally, I think that waiting and not finding out until the delivery would be kinda cool. I just love surprises! But unfortunately Dad doesn't have another 23 weeks of patience left in him... sigh....

1 comment:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

If your OB isn't worried about the weight gain, they you're fine. :) It sounds like things are going good, and you have an active bean in there! I hope s/he gives you a view next time you look. Or doesn't, so that it can be a surprise!

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