Friday, November 19, 2010
So I'm nearly 32 weeks now (HOORAY!), and just had my latest check-up! Baby Thatcher is growing great, and I'm still not gaining any weight. Weird. My doctor gave me 'carte blanche' to eat whatever I wanted, and told me to 'fatten up' at Thanksgiving :) I'm dilated to 1 cm, which is no big deal, but they did a FFN test just to make sure everything is okay. I got the results back today, and the FFN was positive. Ugh. That means I'm at a higher risk for delivering prematurely. So I got to go into L&D for a little while and get monitored (everything's great), and get a betamethazone shot -- have to go get another one tomorrow. Those things HURT! That's a steroid they give to 'boost' the baby's lung development, just in case he's delievered early. Dr. Seale doesn't think I need to be on strict bed rest YET, and told me just to 'limit' my activity -- "if you don't have to be up, don't be up". Not sure exactly what that means, but I'll do my best! Everyone keeps saying that since I delivered Gray at term, I have a better chance of hanging on til term this time, too. I gave Thatcher a long lecture about not coming for at LEAST another 4 weeks. Let's hope he complies!