Well, I had my 20 week appointment today. It went pretty good, all the usual stuff. Got the results of our U/S last week, and as we expected, the U/S tec didn't really look at the gender, so she didn't include anything in the report. And I have to go back again (oh damn, have to go see the baby once more ;)) because she couldn't get a full face shot and so missed a couple measurements she needed to take.
We opted in for the genetic screening, and so the second round of blood work came back, and apparently I'm low on a certain hormone....I'm not sure which one exactly, but my Dr said I'll have to be monitored a little bit closer the farther along I get, because being low on this hormone could cause pre-term labour. So, glad we decided to get the testing done, and she said again, it might mean 1 or 2 extra ultrasounds
The down side is she mentioned my weight gain I've gained 13 pounds already at 20 weeks, and since I'm already overweight, they really don't want me to be gaining much more.
And....I apparently have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome?!? I couldn't figure out why my hands keep going painfully numb at night while I'm sleeping, but apparently that's the cause! So. not the thrilled about that, but she said it usually resolves after giving birth. So, I need to sleep either with splints on my hands/wrists, or I have to tape them into certain positions. Luckily for me, DH is a physiotherapist and knows how to tape my wrists, so that's a big plus!
and heart beat was right around 140
So.....all in all a pretty good appt, and if baby cooperates with us, then tomorrow we find out the gender!!!
Happy Friday everyone!!