April 14, 2011

19 week Dr. Appointment

Yesterday was an uneventful check up with the OB! The baby's heartbeat was in the 140's, the nurse commented on how I had not gained much weight (now that is a first for me to be told that), my blood pressure looked good, no need for blood work this time, and he said I will see you in 4 weeks!

If we are to do any vacationing, my doctor would like me to be home from out-of-state travel by June 30th. I can travel close to home for July, and "Don't plan to go anywhere in August". My doctor will start doing weekly stress tests and ultrasounds beginning at 36 weeks. Because of the blood thinners I am on, there is a high likelihood, that my placenta will become less effective and my amniotic fluid will decrease. So, starting at my 36wk appt., I need to be ready to go to the hospital. If any of the weekly tests show either of these things happening, I will be sent to the hospital to be induced. If I check out fine and clear each week, he will not induce until week 39. So the latest day this baby would be born will be Aug 30th.

This is so strange for me to know when this baby will arrive, as I have never been induced and all my babies have come on their own timing, between 41-42 weeks. Rhea's birthday is in the middle of August and Rhea's mother is at the end of August, so we will see who gets to be close to Mudpuppy's birthday.


  1. Glad to hear everything looks good! August will be here before you know it!

  2. Glad to hear everything went well at your appointment! What a blessing this baby is going to be (and already is) to your family : )

  3. YAY! what a great appt! my two babies came between 41-42 weeks as well. i remember talking to women being induced at 38 weeks because they were 'tired of being pregnant' and i was thinking - i'll go for another MONTH! haha!

    shannon, i had the.hardest.time not telling you i was pregnant! you'd be posting about being sick, i was sick. i felt a camaraderie, sister! :)

  4. ps i hope you son is doing better.

  5. Wonderful news! So glad to hear the appointment went well...hoping we both have healthy deliveries in August!

  6. Just got our computer up and running again. So happy everything is going well with the pregnancy. Had to laugh..."Mudpuppy"...LOL!

  7. So glad it went well! So happy for you girl!

  8. Glad every thing is going well :)
    Boytim Blessing #6 is still keeping him/her self inside for a bit longer - though I have been sitting her having contractions for the last hour! This seems to always happen when I get on the computer - something about the chair in the office I think :)

  9. How exciting Shannon. I know this is such a special time for you. I'm so so happy for you all..and I feel just terrible about your little guy and the lyme disease. It's back? Just terrible. I'll be praying for him.

    BTW, Jacob is graduating! Can you believe it? and leaving for boot camp (Texas Army Nat. Guard) for six months, then he'll come home and go to college at SHSU.

    Miss you!


  10. I'm so happy that all is going so well! I'd love to chat with you soon!


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