Yep, it’s official: I’ve got a wild child on my hands. During my ultrasound today Mary Margaret was *crazy*. Hopping around, kicking the umbilical cord (we have to measure the blood flow going between her and I so this was a big deal we couldn’t get a reading), chewing on her hand, sticking out her tongue, making suckling motions, chewing on her foot, you name it.
She got so tired of the ultrasound tech pushing on my belly (trying to get the blood flow measurement) that she hit my stomach repeatedly so hard that it would make the ultrasound wand bounce up and down from the outside.
An ultrasound that usually takes ten minutes tops, took over thirty today. But at least I got a few good ultrasound photos AND another DVD. I made my ultrasound tech’s daughter a little dress and to thank me she gave me a DVD of today’s session. And honestly y’all, is there anything cuter than seeing your in utero daughter sticking out her little tongue or playing with her little foot?? I think not. I showed it to C. tonight and we watched over and over again oohing and aahing.
Other than that, everything is going okay. Blood pressure is still good. We increased my insulin yet again. Also learned I’m anemic now (common when you have “impaired” liver function with preeclampsia). Still just a waiting game on when the doctors will say “when” and deliver. Saturday marks the magic 34 week milestone which means M.M.’s lung development should be complete and we wouldn’t need steroids. I can’t believe we’ve made it this far. Anything past Saturday is really just icing on the cake for me.
I asked the ultrasound tech if it was just me or if Mary Margaret looks like she has a big nose. She laughed and said her daughter did too in her ultrasounds. Does that make me a bad mother for asking that??
And here’s a picture taken of me, by me, at my parents’ house. I have now gained 24.5 pounds (I keep having to tell myself that 7 pounds–or more at this point–is baby or I would freak out every time I passed a mirror) and can see those pounds *everywhere*. Geez, I’m a house!