Friday, November 19, 2010

Preggo Update

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! 

5 comments:

Katie said...

Glad things are going well so far! Not fair that you don't gain weight...I don't relate to that AT ALL :)
I didn't know you went to Dr. Seale..seems like everyone goes to him. Isn't he great?!?!

Amy said...

How fun that you are getting so close to meeting your little guy! I'm glad that you don't have to be on bed rest, but take care of yourself! Be careful! Hope he hangs on a while longer :)

anne said...

Mantha - you and Thatcher behave. I vote for bedrest so you can grow bigger :)

Amy said...

I love Dr. Seale! I hope you can keep him in another few weeks, even though I want to see him! You need to gain weight? well I can teach you how to do that! Just come over and we can gain together as we lay around all day! haha not with boys! Good luck lady!

The Sagendorfs said...

Glad to hear things are going good for the most part! I really like his name, we still haven't picked one for our little guy yet and I only have three weeks to go - yikes.

Good luck taking it easy - it's definitely easier said then done when you are running around chasing a little one! :D