October 15th is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
To those remembering a child they never got to meet or a child that was taken too soon, I’m sending you love, hugs and hope. You are in my heart.
Today is recognized by lighting a candle at 7pm, regardless of what time zone you’re in.
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This morning I had my 30 week OB appointment.
I went to my appointment by myself like I usually do. There’s no point in B missing work to come to a 15 minute appointment where I pee on a stick, have my vitals taken, get my belly measured and the doc listens to the heartbeat. I literally spend more time in the waiting room than I do with the doctor.
My pee looked good, I have no idea what my weight was (I get on the scale backwards. I really don’t want to know) my blood pressure was 120/72. The doc measured my belly at 33 weeks. Oh. Em. Gee. I was a GINORMOUS baby and B was a good sized baby even being born 2 weeks early.
Then the doctor put the doppler on to listen to Nugg’s heart. Nugget is usually pretty active in the morning and today was no exception. He was moving all over the place and the doctor was having trouble getting his heartbeat for more than a few seconds at a time. When he did get it, there were skips and irregularities in Nugget’s heartbeat. Doc immediately said he wanted an ultrasound asap to check Nugg’s heart and growth.
I was trying really hard not to freak out and desperately wishing Brian was there. Thankfully there was an open slot right after my appointment and I pretty much went right back for the ultrasound.
Nugget’s heart was strong and steady the entire time. Thank goodness! Doc thinks it was a fluke due to Nuggs moving around, but will keep monitoring just in case.
U/S also showed Nugget is only about a week ahead of schedule and I have lots of fluid that’s making me measure big. I may even get to have this baby naturally around the time he’s due. Here’s hoping… 12/12/12 would seriously be the most bad ass birthday, ever!
Ultimately the appointment went well, for which I am extremely thankful.
But I think I’m going to bring a friend with me from now on. Just in case.