Jun 1 2010

Week 14 (A Little Late)

This post is a little late this week, and I almost said screw it, I’ll just do a week 15.  I caved, and wanted to make sure I got at least one a week until Choochie is born.  It was a long holiday weekend, and I was being lazy!!

 Last Friday, we had another ultrasound, as well as another checkup for for the Hyperemesis Gravidarum.  The ultrasound went well, although we were unable to get measurements.  The tech did a couple different measurements to determine the age (Head circumference, thigh bone length, belly etc..).  The heartbeat was good, at 161bpm, and the tech said everything looked great.  We also asked where the placenta had attached, because we were curious.  The tech said it was a posterior placement, which means that Jess will probably begin to feel movement soon!!  We got another picture, but this one was almost to scary to post!!  You can judge for yourself, but it looks eerily skeleton like!!

After the ultrasound, we were whisked into the OB’s exam room, where he did doppler for the heartbeat.  He too said everything looked great on the ultrasound photos, as well as sounded great on his dopppler. 

Regarding Jess, he put her out of work for another week, and suggested that we try adding Reglan (pill), to the Zofran pump, to see if this would help with the nausea and throwing up.  It has been touch and go as far as food, and keeping it down.  At times, Jess can only do the frozen waffles.  On occasion, she will tell me, if you order pizza or cook (insert good food here), right now, I will be able to eat it.  In the last couple days, the tides have turned a little, and instead of diarrhea, we have bad constipation.  At least we know she won’t be getting dehydrated anytime soon. 

Jess has another appointment this coming Thursday, and hopefully she will get the go ahead to return to work. I guess we’ll see, as the week goes on.

How Big Is Choochie? Choochie is now the size of a clenched fist.  Other developments this week include a roof inside the mouth,  as well as intestinal activity.  The intestines are now producing meconium (which is the waste that will make up the first bowel movement after birth). Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

Maternity clothes? Nothing too “Maternity” yet.  Shirts are fine, but jeans seem to be the problem.  Jess has a couple of maternity jeans, but she seems to be right in the area where she can’t fit into either. (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

Stretch marks? Not yet!!! (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

 Sleep?  Still crappy at best!  At least the multiple pee trips have subsided, but she still just can’t seem to get comfortable

 Movement? Can’t know for sure, but definitely possible because of posterior placenta implantation

 Food cravings? Waffles, toasted wheat crackers with easy cheese

Gender? Asked again this week during the ultrasound, but Choochie was uncooperative as normal

Milestones: N/A

 Emotions: All over the place (SAME AS LAST WEEK)

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