So as of yesterday, we officially made it 10 weeks longer in this pregnancy than we did with Lauren. 34 weeks 2 days was a huge accomplishment for us! So thankful for every second I’m still pregnant with this sweet girl. And I must say, we are also so thankful for all of the doctors and nurses we’ve encountered on this journey thus far. They have all been so compassionate about our loss. They congratulate us on making it this far and never forget about our precious first born who is no longer with us.
Here’s a pregnancy update. The 34 week 2 day ultrasound estimated our girl weighing 5 lbs 4 oz, she has cute chubby cheeks, and long legs! She’s incredibly active in my belly, constantly assuring me that she’s still growing, getting ready to meet us. While it has been a mostly uneventful pregnancy, we had a scare last week. I was in my OB’s office for a regularly scheduled non stress test. My BP was 150/100. Of course I immediately stared crying and thinking, ‘here we go again’. The doctor sent me over to labor and delivery for tests and monitoring. Thankfully, all the blood work related to pre eclampsia/HELLP testing came back negative. And within a couple of hours my blood pressure returned to almost normal. I got to come home the same night with orders to keep a close eye on my blood pressure and to limit activity. So far so good. I’m still waiting on the results of a 24 hour urine test I did after leaving the hospital. The specialist told us yesterday that 30% of women who are preeclamptic will have no BP issues and the rapid results of the urine dip test will be negative for protein, with the protein showing up in the 24 hour collection. Still holding our breath on those results but staying hopeful and thankful for the health I’ve had this far!