We went yesterday for this week's marathon of appointments - BPP, NST and midwife appointment.
The BPP was good. Bean scored 8/8. Placenta is still graded as a zero, which means that most of it is still very healthy and functional tissue. Amniotic fluid level was slightly increased - no big deal at this point. Bean's size was not measured.
NST took an hour, but was reactive. It was better than last week once I got Bean to quit running away from the fetal heart rate monitor. She had the single best sustained heart rate elevation that I have ever recorded on a NST, Gracie's included.
Midwife appointment was uneventful. No protein in my urine today, so I must have just been a little under hydrated last week, which I am still trying to figure out. Blood pressure was good. I have gained 8 pounds in the last week; I am starting to carry a little fluid in my hands and lower legs, and I think that this probably accounts for most of the 8 pounds. :-( If amniotic fluid level is really up a little bit, that might also account for some of that. The excess fluid during Gracie's pregnancy only lasted a few weeks, so hopefully the same holds true this time.
The greatest news of the week is that I think we might FINALLY be closing in on a real name for Bean. Exciting stuff. Once we make the final decision, there will be no disclosure of the name until she make her grand appearance. Sorry. :-P
I go back on Friday this week for a NST. Otherwise nothing else exciting to report.