Further Updates from the OB

Okay, first things first - no weight gain. :)

The PAP came back abnormal, but they won't be doing any further investigating until after the delivery. Not sure whether to be nervous about that or not, but Yasar looked like a bomb dropped when we got that tidbit. I tried to explain to him that, worst case scenario, cervical cancer is one of the most treatable. And abnormals often correct themselves over time. We leave it in God's capable hands.

As you may hear in the video, the baby is measuring a little small. Developmentally behind between 8 and 10 days. I'm blaming this on my appetite. Anyway, Dr. Ocampo has scheduled another ultrasound for my next appointment, and I'm guessing this is why. Unfortunately, I just don't know how to gain weight! I mean, the day before the appointment, I put away a whole medium thin crust veggie pizza by myself, and if that's not going to make the scale budge, what will? I may have to tell the doctor about my family history - both my mom and my sister couldn't put on weight during pregnancy. I can't help but be a little smug about my weight, after the fat-fest that was Andrew's pregnancy. I'm just so glad I have resources....

Which brings me to my next bit of news. I was approved for WIC this week! I'm not so concerned about the free food as access to both a nutritionist and a lactation consultant, as well as continuing education classes. I talked to the nutritionist and explained my goal of gaining 15-20 lbs in this pregnancy, and she supported that. So, if I have any concerns, it's nice to have someone to call.

So that's what's been going on here. We go back to the OB when I'm just barely into my 19th week, with high hopes on finding out if it's going to be a Wilbur or a Mildred.


  1. I KNOW you're kidding about those names!

  2. I KNOW you said those names just to get at Beth! LOL!!! he he he he (waves at Beth)
    I'm so happy for you that you got on WIC. Now I feel like I was able to help YOU out with some advice in return for the help you gave me. Yay! I feel so much better now and especially for the benefits you'll be receiving along with it. It really is a great program with good people. All they want is for women and their children to be healthy. So far, so good, all the cashiers have been so nice to us. (I've been nervous about it.)

    I keep reminding myself that WIC is Women, Infants and Children, NOT Women In Crisis (like I used to think it stood for)