Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I had my first normal-pregnant-lady OB appointment today!  Here are some bullet point highlights:
  • I got the H1N1 vaccine - meh: why not?
  • I get to have the 24-hour urine experience (Yahoo!) because I had preecclampsia when I delivered Katie so she wants to monitor me closely in the 3rd trimester. She wants to see what my "baseline" 24-hour urine specimen shows to evaluate any changes later.
  • I got an order for the normal pregnancy lab draw - blood typing, Rh factor, HIV test, baseline platelets & stuff.
  • Because I am a chubby-momma, I should only gain 15-20 pounds over the pregnancy.  I'm supposed to make "good food choices". I shall do my best.
  • She did an ultrasound "for fun" even though I had one at the RE on Friday.  The baby looks all awesome & stuff, so that was fun to see.  She showed me both hemispheres of his brain with the CSF in between - that was pretty kick ass!
  • I get to stop the Lovenox!!!! She said that she's just not into it, she never would have put me on it for an MTHFR mutation - it hasn't been demonstrated to have a benefit and it could cause problems later if preecclampsia becomes an issue. So, I am DONE with the burning, painful, bruise-causing torture shots!
  • She is in concurrence with the RE's recommendation to discontinue the progesterone on Saturday, at 8 weeks.  So I only have 2 more PIO shots - one tonight and one on Friday! And only 9 more icky vaginal suppositories.  I hate them.  They have caused quite a bit of external irritation (sorry for the TMI) and I hate them (did I already say that? well - I DO!).
  • I got a bag of treasures! Like magazines and pamphlets and what-not.  Actually I don't know what all is in it because I haven't started digging into it yet (that's next on my agenda for the evening).
So that is my update. Next appointment in 4 weeks on January 13th. I am very happy. :)


photographsNwhite08 said...

Wow, it sounds like you are a very busy woman. Whenever I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn't have THAT much to do and I really don't remember them putting anything in my "hooha" 9 or 10 times, lol. Once again, Congratulations! :D

sarah said...

Hopefully you get to skip the Pre-E club this go around!

So glad you get off those painful shot! Man, in a week or so you'll just be another boring soon to be mommy (part II)!

Thats so cool that you got to see his brainz! :D Grow baby grow!

Courtney said...

YAY Amy!!

Thats awesome!! WOO HOO!

PJ said...

Yay for the appointment going well and for the peek at the baby!

I'm really jealous of your getting to quit the Lovenox! I have no clotting issues, but my RE put me on Lovenox because I had three losses. I hate those damn shots, but who knows if that's the thing that made these guys keep on, keepin' on.

And I'm jealous that you get to quit PIO already! My last shot is tomorrow, which will be exactly 11 weeks.

twondra said...

I'm glad it went so well and you were able to see your precious baby again!

Hope you had fun peeing. :)

JamieD said...

Yay, yay and YAY!! What a fantastic appointment! I remember walking out of my OB's office with the bag o' stuff and really strutting my stuff. I was a ~real~ pregnant person now!

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PJ said...

Thinking of you, hoping things are ok. Please update or leave a comment on my blog and let me know how you are.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Just checking on you! Hope things are going perfectly. :)

Misty from wte said...

Amy...hope all is going ok...let us know.