Thursday, June 12, 2008

Week 28 :) Month 7!

So I'm officially in the third trimester and happy to be here, although the heat is here too, which is a change I'm not welcoming with open arms. It's going to be a long summer.

I had my 28 week appointment this week and the baby is very healthy with her heart beating at 153 beats per minute. I'm measuring about a week ahead, which is cool, I would like to have her a week early:)

I've been having a problem with my legs and circulation lately and thinking my knee snapping out of joint then back in had to do with my pregnancy, I went to my ob/gyn about it not knowing that they can't order xrays or MRI's because they aren't my primary care provider. So I've been trying to get into my PCP which is exhausting because she's in the state senate and that's pretty much all she cares about. I have been looking for a new PCP, but nobody in the central Maine area is taking new patients. So I think I found a way around getting a referral for an MRI. I called the emergency room and asked about going in there and seeing a doctor and they said, yes it would be considered a referral and my insurance would cover it, so I'm going to wait until Monday and see if my knee keeps popping in and out and go from there. The reason it's so scary is I never know when it's going to happen and so far I've fallen up the stairs (no biggy), but fell down the last stair of our house and landed front side down. I know the baby is protected, but it's still scary. We'll see what happens, I just want to make sure there isn't anything really wrong with my knee. If there is, there isn't much anyone can do for me while I'm pregnant anyways, so it's just about being really careful right now and not walking too fast.

Here are some tidbits about week 28!

See the big picture

How your baby's growing:

By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.

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