Twenty-nine weeks, two days here and all is well.
We had a fetal echocardiogram today, and everything checked out normally. I guess the gestational diabetes can cause a thickening of the heart wall (ugh), but Magpie doesn't appear to have that at this point, which is great. I'd had some lingering fears too because of my high vitamin E intake in the first trimester and its association with congenital cardiac defects...but again...no evidence of anything wrong. Yay!
Nice to get her checked though in any case, since there is no risk to checking. I wish she knew we were peeking in. Hi Magpie!
There are a few minor things that the pediatric cardiologists can't check yet because they should change after birth, but we will only worry about these if a pediatrician tells us something is concerning in the future. And these unlikely issues all sound like they are problems that are eminently fixable, which are the kind of problems we like to have if we're going to have any.
|Fetal echo with doppler showing chambers, valves, and blood flow.|
In other news, there is no news. I am feeling well overall and am being told now by the general public that I am "looking good" and "carrying well." (What does that mean?). Trying my darndest to control my blood sugars, mostly successfully, with a few hair-raising surprises (so far, for example, I have learned that Ethiopian food, with its bready injera is fine, but a couple of small tortillas with shrimp fajitas sends me over the glycemic edge. A huge chipotle vegetarian burrito is fine but a small Amy's bean and cheese burrito on a bed of salad is not....it's a bit befuddling.) I saw a nutritionist last week who was fairly useless, so am on the lookout for another one. I promise to update if I learn anything worth sharing.
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