I went to my 28 wk. check-up today, and it went well.
My B/P was 120/77. *sigh of relief*
I expressed my concerns about the baby's size, (since Bella was so small for GA,and I thought it was due to the pre-e, he agreed etc.)
And he said that after the 3rd tri. US we could tell a lot more. But by external palpation, the baby seemed on track (sizewise).
I got orders for labs, he wants to scan for clotting disorders, and some other things related to this type of high risk.( I didn't catch all of them- and I don't understand the abbreviated codes on the orders.)
So I guess I will find out when they come back.
He wants to see me in a week. So I am going to get my US next week sometime.
Also, I had my 1 hr. GTT. and the tech blew out 2 viens.~~~uggg~~~.
He initially went for one in the crook of my arm, dug around, I got faint-sweaty-dizzy, then proceeded to the next available one- very close to the first, which bled more.... I am getting queasy talking about it.
Once they start that digging I am ready to drop.
Then a more experienced older woman came in after I overheard her saying to him in the hallway,"Why don't you just come ask for help when you need it!!"
By then I laid my head down on the armrest and she did my hand in 1/2 a second flat. It bruised, but was a heck of a lot better and quicker.
If I fail and have to do the 4 hour I am asking for a veteran phlebotomist, and going to another lab in my town.
As I will do for this next round of labs, (this week). And "May I have a butterfly please???"
(even though the last time I went there the receptionist gave me a ration of sh*t b/c I was not still breastfeeding my baby. Rather than telling her my life story, and about how I almost died etc. etc., I just nodded and went on my way.)
So,... other than looking like a IV drug addict, I am doing pretty well.
I just pray! pray! pray!, that it stays that way.
I'll keep you posted and I'll include those abbreviations when I have the orders handy.( I have a feeling a few of you brilliant minds will be able to help me decipher them)
P.S. I am ultra-paranoid that any swelling is gonna lead to a sealed fate. Can anyone talk me down???
Mama to Bella,1/02/03, born 33 and 5/7 weeks at 3 lbs,6oz.Pre-E and PIH,& HELLP.
Babygirl #2,EDD 6/24/04