Friday, June 25, 2010

another appointment, 35 weeks 6 days

On Wednesday we only scored an 8/8 on the BPP. We didn’t get points for “fetal tone.” Otherwise, everything looks and sounds great; heart rate stayed between 140-150bpm, both during the BPP and later when the doctor used the Doppler. Baby girl had her hands under her chin, as usual. Though a bit later, she made a little fist.

She is definitely still a girl and growing well. Surprisingly she measured in the 47th percentile, smaller than before. Though as we all know, ultrasounds aren’t perfect, so I’m still guessing that she’ll be at least 8 ½ pounds. Her current estimated weight is 6-6 ½ pounds.

My usual doctor is out of town this week, so I saw one of her partners, who in addition to being a high-risk OB, has also done a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. Needless to say, we spent at least half of the appointment discussing infertility and treatment, specifically for auto immune issues.

As it stands, we are scheduled to leave Dublin next summer, which wouldn’t be a big deal, except that we have two frozen embryos that need to be transferred. I want to make sure that if they should implant, wherever I go for follow up care (while in the U.S.) is capable and supportive of providing immune therapy, since obviously, it works. It turns out that the RE/OB I saw today is familiar with the Chicago program in which I had the famous “Chicago bloods” and offered to do some additional research and get back to me. Most of my test results were already in my chart and I told him that I would get additional information as well. All in all, a successful appointment.

a few additional pictures


14 comments:

  1. Yay for another sucessful appointment!

    Baby girl is growing great!

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  2. Thinking of you today...

    http://bit.ly/cPJ3Zt

    Lots of hugs! Hope you have a lovely Fourth and that all is well there!

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  3. Hey, haven't heard from you for ages... how's it going?

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  4. Just checking in on you C. Hope all is well and you have some amazing news to share soon. xoxo

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  5. I think everyone is begining to get a little anxious, I hope everything is alright.

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  6. Okay ... you haven't posted in awhile, so I'm just stopping by here to see if all is going well.

    Looking forward to hearing about your newest munchkin and her impending arrival!

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  7. Haven't heard any news of you for ages. Hope all is well with you.

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  8. Lurking FS reader here, wondering if you've had your baby? Hope all is well.

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  9. Hey, just wondering how you are doing and how everything is going. Please update us soon! We're starting to worry, as it's been quite a long time since you've posted.

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  10. Just wondering how you are doing...haven't heard anything in a while. Hope things are going well.

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  11. Haven't heard from you in a while. How are you doing? Do post soon so all of us out her in cyberland know what you are up to.

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  12. Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you. Hoping all is well there and that you're just too busy to blog!

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  13. please update us!

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  14. where are you? I followed your blog with interest and feel sad that you have dropped out.

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