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Friday, April 29, 2011

Update on the Dr's appt

So I went to the doctor's today.  Everything went great!  I didn't ask for specifics as far as my glucose number, but she told me all my test results were well within normal range, I don't have GD, I'm not anemic, everything looked good.  My blood pressure was good and I don't have any swelling, so that's awesome too.  The only real symptom I had to tell her is that I've been really tired lately.  She told me to take B complex to help with my energy level.  So I'm going to run out at some point this weekend and get myself some of that.  I'm still measuring big.... *sigh*... But I did talk to her about it and told her my concerns, that I really didn't want to be induced early or anything unless something was possibly wrong with the baby.  She told me it's not their policy to induce at all, unless necessary.  So that made me feel a lot better.  She did say if I started measuring bigger than 3 weeks or so, I'd probably have some tests done to see what's going on.  Because it could mean too much fluid or too little fluid around the baby and that could lead to other problems.  But so far, everything looks great!  My appts go to every 3 weeks now, so I have another appt in early May, then another in late May, then I go to every 2 weeks for a few visits, then I'm every week after that.  Things are going kinda fast when I think of weeks, but day to day it's sooooo slow!  LOL  It's not fair!

I did find out that 35 weeks is the cut off for them stopping my labor.  If I go into labor before then, they'll stop it, but if I don't then they won't stop it, I'll just have the baby.  So I told Hubby today that 34 weeks (so 6 weeks from now) is the cut off for when things have to be done!  No ifs, ands, buts, ors, whys or maybes.  LOL  Carseat has to be in the car and inspected, nursery needs to be done and major purchases have to be bought.  So that puts our cut off date at June 12th pretty much (the date of my second shower!).  So pretty much that week, we're going and buying whatever we didn't get.  The next two weekends are hellish for us... A concert the following weekend, then I'm in a friend's wedding the weekend after that... So we need to get the stuff at least in our house.  If I have it here, but maybe not assembled, I have an awesome family that will be more than willing to come down for a few hours here and the house and finish stuff up.  But I just need it in the house!  LOL. 

Well, that's all for today.  I need to go get some sleep!  I have a Pancreatic Cancer walk bright and early tomorrow morning and it's about an hour and a half away, so I gotta leave super early!  It's going to kill me, but I'm going to do it.  It's in memory of my dad, and I wouldn't miss it for the world!  It's been 4 months since he passed.  My sister organized our team and did a phenominal job raising money.  We're in 4th place right now!  No thanks to me really... I didn't get the chance to really fundraise, but I contributed by buying shirts.  :)  Well, think of me tomorrow morning as I try to complete a 2 mile walk.  LOL, hopefully some of my team mates don't mind walking super slow!  I know my puppers will be my motivation to keep moving.  If I don't have the energy, I'm sure she'll just drag me along! LOL

Thursday, April 28, 2011

28 week Drs Appt tomorrow

So tomorrow I have my 28 week appt with my midwife... I find out my glucose results and I'm a little concerned... I think just because it's a test that I've had to wait for the results and because GD is one of those conditions you can have and not even really realize it.  I am also a little nervous to find out if I'm still measuring big... I know when I ovulated, so I know my due date.  It's not like it's a best guess.  I'm just concerned that if they say I'm measuring like 2 or 3 weeks ahead, they're going to want to change my due date, and I don't want to be induced at like 36 weeks because they think I'm full term.  I know at 36 weeks babies are usually fine, I guess my issue is more the induction than anything else... If at all possible, I want to go into natural labor.  I can only imagine that the reason for higher c-sect rates with inductions is because your body just isn't ready yet. 

Other than that, I'm feeling pretty good!  Getting into crunch time!  I'm officially in the third trimester!  I have a friend's bachelorette party this weekend, then in 3 weeks I have my baby shower with family, and I'm soooo hoping to have the nursery done soon.  Hubby keeps saying he's going to rip the carpet up in there, but he just keeps stalling/getting sidetracked.  I'm so proud of him, he has gotten so many projects done, that I can't be mad.  He's been wonderful.  But the nursery and replacing our front door are my main concerns right now.  I really want the floors done in the nursery so I can just start placing stuff.  I'm hoping that after my family shower, I'll be able to at least partially organize that room.  I'm not expecting to get too many big items, but I'm hoping to get some gift cards so I can get our crib and travel system and things like that.  My mom and MIL are getting my pack n play for me, so that's awesome and a huge weight off my shoulders to know it will be bought.  That's actually more important to me than the crib right now, just because I know for the first few months I want the baby to sleep in our room with us, to make breastfeeding/nighttimes easier. 

I did find an awesome deal on a pack n play on Craigslist.  I was looking for one that I can keep in my truck and use when we're up at my mom's or at Hubby's parents' house.  It's this really cute navy blue with safari animals on it.  It came with the netting to have the raised sleeping platform and a mobile/toy bar.  It's really cute.  If I can figure it out (since I've never done it before) I'll post a pic on here on it.  Very adorable, not something I would have picked out in the store for $100, but for $40 on Craigslist, definitely!  And the guy I bought it from was so nice!  Just makes me happy to have that done!  I have been looking for 2 months now, and everytime I found one, it was either sold already or the people told me "Oh, it's first come first serve, so if you get here first you can have it."  You've got to be kidding me... who does that?  I'm not going to drive 20-40 min to get somewhere only to find out someone beat me to it... But I digress, I got my travel pack n play! 
Nice right?

Then this is the close-up of the pattern.  :)

Ok, I'm done for tonight... I'll try to get on here tomorrow and update with my results of my appt.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Glucose Test Tomorrow

So tomorrow morning I have my Gestational Diabetes test... I'm really not looking forward to it.  I don't have to fast or do anything special like that, except skip my regular morning bagel tomorrow and just have eggs instead.  I'm just not looking forward to having to drink that stuff.  Just because I'm not really big on sweets, so a super sweet drink is not going to taste good.  LOL.  I'm probably thinking it's worse than it's going to be... just not really looking forward to it. LOL

Other than that, my belly has POPPED!  I officially start my third trimester in just a few days!  So excited!  And my first baby shower is in 1 month!  So excited!  I'm meeting with one of my best friends tomorrow, she's going to plan my second shower for me down here for friends... Between my mom and MIL, the list was almost 60 people for just family!  WOW!  So my friend offered to do one down here, and I told her I know it's a financial burden, so I'd help as far as making food, paying for things, etc.  And that we'd just do it here at my house, so we don't have to find/pay for a place.  It's really exciting to see everyone again.  A lot of these people I haven't really seen since my dad's funeral. 

I am feeling kicks like crazy!  I have another appt with my Midwife next week.  I'll get the results of my Glucose test and hopefully I'm not measuring weeks ahead again!  Now, just to make myself miserable... I'm going to try to paint my toenails.  LOL  It's finally sandal/flipflop weather and I intend to take advantage!  I'm so tired of trying to tie my shoes.  I have a gift cert for a massage too, def need to schedule that soon!  I keep forgetting about it.  Maybe tomorrow I'll make an appt.  Get myself a little pampering!  :) 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Time is going slow!

Just when I was happy because things were moving and felt like the pregnancy was going quick, everything slows down.  LOL.  I think it's because I have another 3 weeks before my next appt, another 6 weeks before my family shower, and another 9 weeks before my shower with friends.  I sort of feel like I did about 2-3 months before my wedding.  All the planning was done, I was just waiting for the next big event to come along.  LOL 

Other than that, I've been pretty good.  It's been getting warmer outside, so I've been feeling a lot better!  Took my pooch to the dog park today after work since it's finally light out for about an hour or two after I get done work. 

I also have $50 in Kohl's Cash that I need to use... Sad thing about it is I bought everything I needed when I placed the order that gave me the Kohl's cash.  So now I don't really have a whole lot to buy. LOL  Hubby has told me I'm not allowed to get anything like baby clothes or anything, so I'm kinda at a loss.  I don't really want to buy more maternity clothes or anything, I have a decent stash... Well, at least decent enough that it'll sustain me for what I need it for.  Since I work from home, I can get away with wearing big tshirts and such.  When I do go out, I have probably 8 or 10 shirts I can wear.  Plus my mom got me a lightweight sweater.  So I'm kinda set.  Guess I'll look and see what baby gear I can get for $50 and just order that.  LOL

Saturday, April 2, 2011

24 weeks down!

Wow, time is going pretty quick.  I'm 24 weeks now, well, by my doctor's count I'm 24.1, but by mine I'm 23.6, so we'll split the difference! LOL. 

I'm excited, Hubby and I got the nursery almost completely cleaned out and I'm hoping this week on his days off that he'll rip up the carpet in there and see what the hardwoods look like underneath.  I'm so excited to really get moving on that room!  I had to explain to Hubby that I'm in a nesting phase right now... I'm not so concerned with getting the house spotless, although I am doing cleaning and such, but I'm more focused on getting things set up so when the baby gets here, the room is done, the other projects that the baby and I can't be here for, are done, things like that.  The last thing I want is to have to vacate the house with a 2 month old for 8 hours so Hubby can get done these projects!  He understood once I told him that.  The crappy thing is more than half the projects depend completely on the weather.  So most of them, it's a waiting game anyway until we're out of April pretty much.  :(

As far as the pregnancy goes though, all is well.  I had my fetal echo and they said my little boy's heart looks great, the reversed ductus venosis had repaired itself.  I think I'm probably still measuring big, but I won't know for sure until my next appt in a few weeks.  I actually scheduled all my appts for the rest of the pregnancy.  They wanted to make sure they could get me in when I was needed to be seen.  I guess my appts get more frequent now.  I have another 6 week appt, which is at the end of this month, but then they go to 3 weeks between appts until June, then 1 appt each week from the end of June until my due date.  Should be interesting.  LOL

Nothing else really exciting going on.  My sister, cousin and I went to see a Michael Jackson cover band last night at a local club.  It was a lot of fun!  The band was really good too.  Only problem was, I swear I was one of the oldest people there... everyone else wasn't even old enough to remember seeing a MJ concert on TV. LOL.  I mean, I was really young when he stopped touring, but I remember watching his concerts on TV every now and then. LOL