29 weeks

I had my gestational diabetes screening last Wednesday. I got a call from the office in the early afternoon. She said my number was 134. She then went on to say that it used to be everything under 140 was considered good, but they have since changed it to anything under 130…because of course they have. She said when people fall between the two numbers they let the doctor decide based on history and risk factors if the 3 hour test is needed. My doctor was out of the office all last week so I didn’t get an answer one way or the other. I haven’t heard from the office yet today. I’m hoping I’ll get an answer by the end of the day, but I’m almost positive she will have me do the 3 hour test. I’m definitely not looking forward to it in the slightest especially since it’s super hard to take 3 1/2 hours out of the day during the week and we’re out of town this upcoming Fri-Sun so the weekend isn’t an option. So I’m still in limbo which I’m never happy to be in. I like to know one way or the other and hate to be left “hanging”. If I don’t hear by tomorrow afternoon then I will contact the office. Luckily they’re pretty good about getting back about things promptly.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 29+1

How big is baby: about the size of a New England Cottontail Rabbit, 16 inches long and just about 3 pounds…she’ll likely be at least doubling that weight in the next 11 weeks!

Symptoms: Tired, the Braxton Hicks have slowed down and don’t usually come with the painful cramping I was having which is great. I still get heartburn when I’m hungry, but it hasn’t been terrible. I did have a dream last night that I was trying to decide what Zantac package to buy though LOL

Movement: She’s still a mover and a shaker. I did my first “kick count” last night and it took her 4 minutes to reach the 10 movements they look for. They want to see at least 10 movements in an HOUR so she’s just a bit of an over achiever.

Sleep: I didn’t sleep much Saturday night, but overall it hasn’t been terrible

Miss anything? not getting out of breath just bending over to pick stuff up LOL

Food cravings? sweets, fruit, hamburgers, Mexican food

Anything making you queasy or sick? eating too much. My stomach is definitely getting more cramped in there

Best moment of the week? Spending the weekend doing fun stuff with the kids. We took them to see the Incredibles 2 on Saturday and we took them swimming on Sunday.

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Hello 3rd Trimester!

We are 2/3 of the way to a baby! It’s amazing to think it’s been almost 6 months since we flew to Vegas for the transfer. So much has happened since then that it seems like it was eons ago, but at the same time I can’t believe we’re only about 12 weeks from delivery. This summer is going to fly by too because we have so much going on. The heat is supposed to start ramping up this week so I think I’ll be good with working in my air conditioned office 😀 I’m also planning on taking the kids to the local rec center tomorrow so we can hang out in the outside pool for a bit. I think this may end up being a regular Tuesday thing. I’m also thinking we need a little pool at home LOL bring on all the water this summer!

Weekly Update:

How far along: 28+1

How big is baby: about the size of an echidna, 16 inches long and 2.5 pounds

Symptoms: Lots of 3rd tri symptoms…Braxton Hicks sometimes with painful cramping in my lower abdomen sometimes not. Heartburn, restless legs (started taking magnesium for this and it seems to be helping), tired, winded easily…all the fun stuff

Movement: tons! She is busy in there. I can tell she’s getting more cramped because there’s a lot more rolling around and less kicking/punching. Her head is down and it feels pretty low when she moves it around

Sleep: Not bad, but I’m still tired during the day

Miss anything? sleep

Food cravings? sweets mostly and peanut butter

Anything making you queasy or sick? too much sugar without enough protein

Best moment of the week? Wyatt’s 5th birthday. We didn’t have a party or anything because we’re taking the kids to Great Wolf Lodge at the end of the month, but he was just excited it was his birthday. He also LOVES that he shares a birthday with his Grandpa, he thinks it’s the coolest thing.

This week’s bump picture looks a lot like last weeks. I definitely look uber pregnant these days. I feel like I got really big really fast and have now kind of leveled out a bit thank goodness!

27+1

Oh man guys, last week was rough, emotionally and physically. I came down with some sinus thing about a week and a half ago and I didn’t sleep more than a couple hours for 6 or 7 nights. This led to me being utterly exhausted. Add in an almost 5 year old who has decided to start having a major attitude and an almost 3 year old who feels the need to whine about everything and I was about to lose my damn mind. I felt like I was on the verge of a meltdown for the whole week. I was so short tempered and irritable that it certainly didn’t help in the kid department. I knew I was being irritable, but I just could not do anything about it. Thank God I have an understanding husband who knew I wasn’t sleeping and understood when I told him that I realized I was being a brat, but I literally couldn’t stop myself from yelling at the kids. Friday night I finally got a good nights sleep and didn’t have to wake up early and I have been feeling sooooo much better! It’s amazing what a little sleep can do. It makes me thankful again that this little one will be leaving the hospital with her dads and I won’t have to wake up all night to do feedings or change diapers 😉

I’m so glad to be feeling back on track emotionally and we had a really great family weekend (despite the kids’ attitudes). Hopefully I can stay healthy from now until September so I don’t have another week like that.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 27+1 (6 more days until 3rd trimester!)

How big is baby: about the size of a fennec fox, 15 inches long and over 2 pounds

Symptoms: I’m definitely feel like I’m heading into 3rd tri. I get heartburn everyday when I’m hungry. Tums were helping, but I’m thinking I may need to bump it up to taking Zantac. I’m having Braxton Hicks everyday and a lot of the time they are accompanied by some decent cramps in my lower abdomen. They are often strong enough to make me stop what I’m doing and take a minute to wait for them to pass. I’m not concerned about them though as they aren’t regular and definitely aren’t labor type contractions. I’ll mention them to my OB on Wednesday, but I fully expect her to tell me they’re completely normal.

Movement: I finally caught some good strong kicks on video and sent it to her dads and they were able to see them clearly this time. She is so hard to catch on camera or even just with my hand. The moment I lay my hand on my belly to feel her kicks she stops. I don’t know how she knows, but I swear she does and refuses to perform for anyone LOL

Sleep: Much better since my sinus issue resolved.

Miss anything? being able to wear regular jeans. Spending Saturday in a pair of maternity jeans reminded me why I basically live in leggings and dresses. I was pulling them up every 5 seconds and it drove me batty!

Food cravings? had a completely random craving for a fruit tart on Saturday night…that’s one I’ve never had before LOL Other than that just the usual, sweets and Mexican food. Pizza usually gets my taste buds watering too

Anything making you queasy or sick? too much sugar (GD screening is next week so I have another few days to enjoy my sweets)

Best moment of the week? catching little miss on video to show her dads and taking our kids to The Reptile Zone. My snake/lizard loving boy was in absolute heaven and Liv thought it was pretty cool too. She kept looking at the snakes and going “awww he’s so cute!”

Next appointment: June 13th is my next OB appt, then GD screening sometime next week

I feel like the bump is definitely bigger. I think she’s changed positions since last week. I’m pretty sure she’s still head down, but now I think her back is on my left because I feel the most movement on my right side. I’m interested to see what position my OB thinks she’s in.

26+1

Weekly Update:

How far along: 26+1

How big is baby: about the size of a slow loris, over 14 inches long and about 2 pounds

Symptoms: I’ve been feeling pretty good overall. I get some minor swelling in my feet if I’m on them for too long or if it’s hot out. My back gets tired too if I’m running around or yesterday when we spent the afternoon doing yard work. All in all it’s been a good last couple days.

Movement: She is so strong! I can easily feel her movements with my hand (if I’m in the right place at the right time) and can see her movements fairly often. I’m pretty sure based on where I feel certain types of movement that she’s head down with her back on my right side. I don’t remember having any idea what position my own kids were in so it’s interesting to have an idea this time. Maybe I’m just getting better at distinguishing kicks versus head movements LOL

Sleep: I’ve had some type of sinus thing since last week so I have not slept much the last 4 nights. It’s starting to catch up with me and I’m pretty tired today.

Miss anything? sleep, it makes me look forward to the fact that I won’t have a newborn after she’s born and I won’t have to wake up at night to feed or change diapers 😀

Food cravings? still craving Mexican food and sweets.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not drinking enough water. If I stay on top of that I feel pretty good

Best moment of the week? getting our garden finished up

Next appointment: June 13th is my next OB appt, I’ll have my GD test soon as well