Monday, December 1, 2008

Doctor's Appointment

The doctor's appointment went well today. Little One was very active, but the doctor was able to narrow the heartbeat down to between 140 and 150. Little One does NOT like that doppler being put on my stomach.

My blood pressure was UP to 114/62. Of course, I had just had blood drawn and the woman made me really nervous. Then she couldn't find a vein and she poked at me way too much - on both arms. Within 60 seconds of that experience my blood pressure was taken, so I count that as the reason I had a blood pressure high enough to almost be normal.

The doctor said my blood pressure, weight and measurements were perfect and all looked well. I have been feeling great, which is wonderful.

I had blood drawn to test for diabetes and anemia. The doctor said I would hear either today or tomorrow if there was a problem. Otherwise, I wouldn't get a call at all. I didn't hear anything today, so I am going to believe that all was as it should be.

We are starting to get very busy around here - Christmas parties and Christmas traveling. My Pain Management Nurse had to cancel our appointment for tonight because she has the flu. SO, we ended up with a free evening at home. It has been very nice. Tomorrow night I should be able to take pictures of the new stuff for Little One and get those posted.


Kelly said...

I'm NOT doing maternity shots. I had thought about it and I LOVE to look at others but since I've taken a picture every week - that's good enough for me. I think you'll be okay. I will say it does get hard to move around at about 32 weeks on but it could just be because I'm old and I haven't exercised since before I got pregnant. Plus all the weight is in my belly and it's throwing me off - my back KILLS me because it is so off balance. ha!
I hope you are feeling good! Pregnancy is so neat and wonderful (despite any aches and pains).

Katie said...

I know how it feels to be poked too many times in your arms when a nurse is trying to draw blood. No fun!

Hang in there!

Jennifer said...

I always thought the lab tests were the worst part of pregnancy, but still so worth it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sara,

Just did some catching up on your blog. Sounds like you definitely have enough to keep yourself busy! I'm sure that everything is so exciting and maybe a bit overwhelming, but I'm glad to hear that things are going well. I just wanted to say hi. Tell Robert hello also. Look forward to seeing you in December!


Robyn Beele said...

I am so glad I am not the only one nervous about breast feeding! All we can do is try really hard!