Here's another long awaited BabyHarris update!
I went to the doctor's today with an entire list of questions. I love my doctor. He spent over 30 minutes with me going over all my questions and even gave me another ultrasound to ease a couple of my concerns! Most doctors are like in and out in under 5 minutes.
BabyHarris is currently 30 weeks and 5 days. One of my concerns was the amniotic fluid because it measured low at my 21 week ultrasound, so he did a quick measurement today and I'm at 14 cm. Amniotic fluid should be between 5-25 cm, and to be only 9 cm at week 21 and then supposed to lose fluid in the third trimester, I was a little concerned. She's made up for it by now being at an acceptable level. Blood Presure is back normal again at 102/52.
It was also confirmed for the third time that BabyHarris is definitely a SHE and not a he!
My itchiness is still very much there, but the rash has subsided. My OB said today that he really doesn't think it's PUPPP because I don't have stretch marks, but 3 conversations with the dermatoloigist says it is PUPPP. Either way, I'm still on antihistamines and cortisone cream to help with the itchiness.
I asked about inducement at 38 weeks because of the miserable itchiness, but my doctor doesn't believe in "social inducement". Apparently, the hostpital about 10 minutes from here is #1 in the state for social inducements. One of his reasons being that first time births are harder to induce and typically lead to C-Section and he rather not do that. He said he could check at 36 weeks to see how things are going before agreeing to any time of inducement... shucks!!
Anyway, BabyHarris is moving a lot. Her head is currently in the "ready" position pointing down, but he said she could still move around. Also I measured at 31 weeks so I'm measuring 1 week ahead of schedule right now. I'm not even going to tell you what my weight gain was in just these 3 weeks because it's a very disturbing number. I mean, I thought the baby was supposed to help burn calories, but apparently not!!