Yesterday I had my first appointment with my new Rheumatologist. It went really well. We reviewed my past medical history and treatment for Lupus. I left there and went to run a few errands before picking Shannon up for our 1:30 appointment. I was running late, as Honda took more than the estimated 30-45 minutes to change my oil (more like 1 hour and a half), so Shannon and I had to woof down Chickfila on the way to the hospital. We had a fetal echo done on the babies hearts. There is a risk of heart problems when a mother has Lupus, but according to the sonographer....everything looked great. We saw lots of views of the babies hearts. Thomas and Madelynn were not cooperating very well. It seemed just as Ms. Dotty would get the perfect picture they would roll or jump or kick. Thomas did a complete flip-flop and then developed hick-ups. All in all, Ms. Dotty got what she needed for the doctor and it was a neat experience seeing all the different aspects of the heart and hearing their heartbeats.
Today we saw our newest OB, Dr. Holsten. She was really nice and close to our ages. It is such as a small world as she graduated from Springwood in Valley....she even knew several of our friends and family. We reviewed history and what to expect in the next month or so. We have another ultrasound on the 23rd along with my glucose test. Today my blood pressure was back down to its normal range 98/60 and my weight is doing fairly good...so they say. Yesterday my bp had gotten up to 115/68 but they said the fluctuation is normal and that overall it is still in good range. (normal is 120/80)
Hope this finds you all well! Luckily we are done with doctor visits for at least a couple of weeks.