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Frilly Baby: 30 Week Update and a 3D Ultrasound

Here we are at 30 weeks. Well technically, 30 weeks plus 2 days today. Only 68 days to go until our due date of April 15th.

Not a lot has changed in terms of my physical self.

My hands are still tingling with carpal tunnel. I really hope this symptom goes away shortly after delivery. It is so super annoying.

I can’t bend over very well to tie my shoes, not that I’m expecting for that to get better anytime soon. Tying my shoes will only get much, much more difficult.My husband offers to help me often, but I’m still too stubborn to take him up on his offers for help.

On the medical front, I found out last week that I passed my gestational diabetes test! I am so over the moon about this. Diabetes runs in my family, so I was a bit worried I might not pass, but it looks like my pancreas is doing it’s job and that I’m actually eating pretty well. My blood pressure is still 120/80 and as of last week my doctor thought that I was measuring a couple of weeks ahead of schedule in terms of baby growth on my pregnancy timeline. All great news.

Yesterday, we had our second appointment with our specialist, Dr. Holloway, to assess the SUA (single umbilical artery) condition I was diagnosed with at my 20-week ultrasound. This follow-up appointment was just to check the growth and development of Baby Bee to ensure that everything has continued to progress as it should.

First, I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Holloway. She’s amazing. She is so great at answering all of our questions, and so patient and friendly. I have really enjoyed the experiences we’ve had with her and her amazing nurses. Everyone has just been so kind.

Second, we found out at yesterday’s appointment that the baby’s growth and development is still completely on track. The ultrasound was perfect and shows that everything is just fine. In fact, In fact, Baby Mac is already 4 lbs and in the 85th percentile for growth! Eep! Heart rate yesterday was 131. She also said that the baby was very active, which is good. I was thrilled to hear all of this, since the idea that this SUA could have caused issues was always in the back of my mind. What a relief to know that this pregnancy has progressed as any other normal pregnancy would. Dr. Holloway reiterated that there shouldn’t be any worry of the SUA causing any complications, as it hasn’t up until now. I don’t need to see her again.

Thanks you all for thinking of us and praying for the health of our little baby. <3 The extreme bonus from yesterday's appointment were these amazing 3D pictures we got to take home of Baby Bee. I can't believe the detail we got to see. Look at those little lips! photo 1

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My mom already thinks that Baby Mac looks like daddy. Big surprise. Apparently the MacKenzie genes are strong. I see a lot of freckles in my future.

I’m OK with that.