So when I went to the doctor this last week, I told her about all my aches and pains and all my swelling... She was a little concerned about all the swelling (Feet, Ankles, Legs, Knees, Back, etc)... and she said (when she felt my stomach) that the baby felt a little small... SOOOOO... that means I got to take a whole bunch of tests! I did all the glucose tests, a bunch of blood tests, and I got an ultrasound (my next one wasn't supposed to be until 35 weeks, so that was a fun surprise :)
The only problem with the ultrasound was that the baby was big, and they were doing a special kind of ultrasound (where they were mostly testing the blood flow of all the major veins and the umbilical cord and things like that.... so I really couldn't tell what on earth was on the screen.... and neither could Adam...
When Adam saw the picture on the right (below) during the ultrasound, he asked the doctor: "Are those the baby's teeth"... he laughed a little and said: "No, it's the spinal cord" - then Adam said... "This is my first baby, can you tell?" and everyone started cracking up :)
OK, so the pic below isn't very easy to see or understand what's going on... BUT it shows that my placenta is in the right place!!! whoo hoo!!!! I don't have a "low-lying placenta" anymore! yeah!!!
So we got all the tests back and no signs of pre-eclampsia!! whoo hoo! So she said for the swelling, not to eat really salty foods, rest and prop up my feet :) The blood tests on the other hand said I am a little Anemic... My hemoglobin was 9 and it's supposed to be 12-14.... sooo... I'm taking more iron and eating things with more iron... The cool thing is that my doctor told me to eat this sweet (गुड) that we have here that looks like brown sugar b/c it has a lot of iron - Dude! What a cool Doctor! :)