So I've been MIA for awhile so I thought I'd update what's been going on and why I haven't been around. A lot has happened over the past month; DS1 started school (kindergarten), we've been trying to make the most of what was left of the summer, and my dad was hospitalized and diagnosed with a potentially fatal (and hereditary - THANKS DAD!) heart disease. Between those things I haven't had much time for the internet other than the occasional lurking. I'm so exhausted driving DS1 to school because it's a charter school 20 mins away from our house (our school district is horrible!) but I don't regret the choice for one moment, I'm not quite sure how I'm going to manage the total 80 mins of driving time with a newborn but I have faith that if it's meant to be it will work out! Plus I'm committed to making it work so I know it will. A few weeks ago my mom forced my dad to go into the ER because he was having chest pains, within 60 mins he was in the cardiac ward on cardiac alert and admitted to the hospital pending further testing. Thankfully he did not suffer a heart attack but he was diagnosed with IHSS which is basically Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a disease that causes a portion of the heart to thicken. Most people don't even know they have it until they all of a sudden drop dead, so we are thankful that it was caught before that. Unfortunately, there aren't an specialists that deal with this in our area and so all the cardiologists are basically telling him there isn't a way to treat it.
My pregnancy is going well, I'm 28 weeks today (yay!). All of my appointments had been going pretty routine until today when they told me that last month and this month my fundal measurement was a bit big. And by a bit I mean 4 weeks, so I'm measuring 32 weeks at 28 weeks. I know there is absolutely no way I'm further along then they thought because we used an ovulation trigger shot combined with u/s to conceive. With DS1 I did have a TON of excess amniotic fluid (so much so that my stomach literally shrunk in front of us when they broke my water during labor), but he was perfectly healthy. They never set up an u/s to figure out why I was measuring so much bigger with him so I'm a bit concerned that they're doing it now. I don't know if it's routine or they're looking for something wrong or what. I just know that google is NOT my friend right now and I need to stop trying to find out what they could be looking for before my u/s on Thurs. I've seen reasons from "a missed twin", genetic disorder like downs syndrome or cleft lip, the possibility of me having gestational diabetes, or just him being a big baby. I'm going to hope for the last one to be what's going on since DH was 8lbs 8oz and 21.5" when he was born, which I guess is on the larger side in both weight and height. Also, I did my 1 hr glucose test and hopefully passed it and it's not gestational diabetes, I was fine with DS1. About 4 hours after I drank the initial "fun stuff" (which gave me massive heartburn!!!) I all of a sudden started sweating and shaking so I'm hoping that's not an indication of anything. :confused: