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Monday, March 29, 2010

Just shy of 30 weeks

30 weeks?! That means we are just 10 weeks away from holding our little miracle in our arms!

I passed the glucose test. They wanted numbers under 130 and mine was 110. Good to go there.

We had an appt this morning and guess what? I only gained 1 pound! Hard to believe huh. LOL The doc measured our little bump and said we were right were we needed to be. 30 cm = 30 weeks. Good to go there as well.

She also said my hemoglobin level was just tiny bit lower than what they wanted to see. Nothing major...just off by like .2 points. She suggested upping my high in iron foods and did another blood draw. Nothing to be overly concerned about at this point.

I started getting the itchies Thursday night and by Friday afternoon I felt like I was going to scratch hair, hide and all off. It's been awful. I broke out in little tiny bumps all over my chest and around my panty line. M has been lathering me up with Benadryl cream and that seems to work for a while. We checked with the doc today and she said I could take Benadryl pills if it continues and not to worry. We go back in 2 weeks...hopefully it'll be gone or much better by then.

We turned in our hospital pre-registration paperwork today along with the birth certificate info and all that jazz. This is really happening! The doc suggested we get all our legal paperwork in order as well. So M is talking to a lawyer friend today about drawing up a will, a living will, power of attorney and some HIPAA form. Gotta have all our ducks in a row.

On a different note I got some pretty rough news today. My dad went in for a scheduled heart cath today and they were unable to do the procedure due to so many blockages....even the stents he had were completely blocked. They are keeping him in the hospital the rest of the day, hopefully sending him home tomorrow and scheduling bypass surgery for next week. I can't begin to tell you how scared I am. I almost lost him a few years ago and this is just a horrible reminder of what he/we went thru then and what could happen.

We already had a trip home scheduled for this coming weekend but it looks like Ill be sticking around there for a bit longer.

PLEASE keep my dad in your thoughts and prayers and don't forget to toss my name in there too. I can't lose my dad...I just can't.


Teaberry said...

I will keep you and your dad in my thoughts...

Listen, if you get so itchy you can't stand it, ask about cholestasis of pregnancy. I had it and it was horrible. Nothing over the counter helped me. If that's it, it's important to take care of it!!

30 weeks... I am SO excited for you guys!!

Liz1971 said...

kim! i am thinking of you and your dad.... xoxo

(ps--so glad all is going well, otherwise.)

N said...

Thinking of you and your dad. *hugs*

Seconding the asking about Cholestasis. They'll need to check your liver (I think liver - maybe kidney. It's late and I'm tired). It's important to find out, because it can be bad for you and the baby, and they often want to take the baby out as early as possible (after it's done baking, of course!) to avoid adverse side effects. Lyn over at firsttimesecondtime developed it pretty early, and ended up being induced early.

Whatever it is, I hope you feel better soon. And I really hope they're able to get your dad in tip top condition. *hugs again*

Penny said...

Hello from Maine !
Sending all our love , to Dad ,
please keep us posted .

Take care of yourself !

Sparroweye said...

I know you're heading for your Dad's. I'll be thinking of him and praying. I met a man at the heart specialists who had three or four stints. I hope your Dad does not need surgery. Hope your itching clears up. I would have thought I would have had cholestatis because I have Gilberts Syndrome which is a liver deficiency.

Anonymous said...

Watch the itching.. it can be exactly what others have said and if so, it is imperative they deliver by 36 weeks to avoid any complications with the baby. After that time, it gets dangerous to continue the pregnancy.

The itching with this condition is almost unbearable and can make you miserable.. it isn't just 'I'm itchy'. Your doctor can diagnose it and watch you. You will go weekly from here on out if it is.

In the OB Med field and see this alot.