Our squiggly looking baby here is doing just fine. I was measuring right on time. The due date still stands at July 30th and it looks like we’ll have the baby the 16th of July by c-section. My new doctor delivered his first baby in 1983 and was a dentist before getting into obstetrics/gynecology. He’s been married for 41 years.
I mentioned that things must have changed for him a lot in these years in seeing a lot more drug use and STD’s. He shared, “You don’t want to know. I would rather have 100 of you (remember, I’m high risk, old maternal age, c-sections, placenta separation and more), than five 17 year-olds. They come in to my office weighing over 300 pounds.” That said a lot to me. I won’t forget those words. How sad that most 17 year olds are in poor health compared to an almost 45 year old that’s had some pregnancy complications. Very sad. : (
Anyways, I’m very sleepy right now. The hormones are running full swing. I can’t get out of my robe today and I am not a sit around in my robe during the day unless I have a very bad flu. My homemade chocolate makes me feel nauseated, but I love eggs for breakfast now. I am not a breakfast person either. I just can’t eat breakfast… but, I am loving it now. Our next appointment is the 14th and he does ultrasounds regularly so I’ll post another picture. The heartbeat was 154…. all of my girls were in the 160’s, Matthew’s was in the 130’s so we’ll see if this one goes down. : )
We’re still in disbelief that I’m pregnant. My cycle was 25 days long from the last one. I always thought I would have one more baby at 45 though. I’ll update at my next appointment.