29 Weeks

I went in for my glucose tolerance test yesterday and, as I expected, I failed it. My level was about 15 points higher than they like. When the nurse called last night I asked her if I could just go straight to as home testing because I’m sure I would fail the 3 hour test and it’s so hard to find the time to sit in the lab for 3 hours, especially with the holiday next week. The end result would be the same I’m sure so I would really rather just start testing now. It was after hours when they called so my OB wasn’t in the office, but the nurse was going to send her a message and ask if that would be okay. Hopefully I’ll hear back today. I was able to finally get an appointment scheduled with the urologist next month to come up with a plan to deal with the kidney stone(s) for the remainder of the pregnancy and after. I also have a massage appointment set up for tomorrow morning (really, really looking forward to this). Tomorrow afternoon I go in to get my flu shot and Covid booster (after getting my tdap and rhogam shots yesterday). A week of needles this week. I have a chiropractor appointment on Dec. 2nd to try and relieve some of the pain I’ve been having in my left hip.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 29 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a butternut squash ~15.2in/38.5cm, weighing in at about 2.5lbs

Symptoms: My left hip is still bothering me, especially if I lay on it too long at night and I notice it when wake up in the am for awhile. I’ve been forgetting to take my heartburn meds in the morning so that starts to become a problem in the early afternoon. Other than those things it’s just normal aches and pains.

Movement: He has some pretty big movements that I wish I was fast enough to catch on camera. I can feel his feet and hands when he pushes against my stomach. It’s been hard to tell what position he’s in. I’m pretty sure he’s head down, but I really don’t know like I did the last two times. I think as he continues to grow I’ll be able to tell better

Sleep: it’s been okay. I’ve been having a hard time falling asleep which I haven’t had in a long time. I’m really looking forward to catching up on some sleep this weekend after a really busy week

Food cravings?  Still craving breakfast foods. I had a fleeting craving for apple pie right before I went to sleep the other night, but it was gone by the am

Food Aversions? not really

Anything making you queasy or sick? Eating too much. My digestion is so slow these days that if I eat too much it takes several hours to feel normal and not uncomfortably full

Best moment of the week? having our first weekend we didn’t have anything to do in several weeks. It felt so good to just do nothing.

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is December 6th.

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28 Weeks (Officially 3rd Trimester!)

This week has been pretty uneventful which is great! I finally made it to the prenatal yoga class I’ve gone to with all my pregnancies. It’s still the same instructor as it was 10 years ago when I first went. She has always remembered me each time I start up again which is sweet. It felt good to start up again, although I’m a bit sore! That’s good though, need to get my muscles working.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 28 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a coconut, ~14.75in/34.5cm, weighing in at about 2.2-2.4lbs

Symptoms: My left hip has been pretty achy. Nothing terrible, more just annoying. I’m not sure if he’s in a position that’s putting more pressure on that side or what. Heartburn is fine as long as I remember to take my meds for it.

Movement: He’s still pretty active, maybe not as much as he was at first, but I still feel him several times a day. It’s been really hard to figure out what position he’s in based on movements. I have been able to feel a limb of some sort poking out the side of my stomach a few times.

Sleep: still hit and miss

Food cravings?  I’ve been craving breakfast foods. Mainly waffles and bacon

Food Aversions? not really

Anything making you queasy or sick? Eating too much

Best moment of the week? Having my family’s Thanksgiving last weekend

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is December 6th. After that we go to appts every 2 weeks for 3 appts then every week until delivery

27 Weeks

As I briefly mentioned in the 26 week post that I retro posted, I had some more kidney trouble last week. It would take to long to type out all the details, but I ended up going to labor and delivery Wednesday night so I didn’t have to wait in the ER. The gave me fluids and ran some labs. I ended up having a UTI. They started me on antibiotics that evening and it took until Sunday morning to finally start feeling better. I’m really hoping we can make it through the rest of the pregnancy without any more excitement.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 27 Weeks (Some places consider this the start of third trimester, some say it starts tomorrow, and still others say it starts in a week 🤷🏼‍♀️)

How big is baby: Size of a bunch of bananas ~14.4in/36.6cm weighing in at almost 2lbs

Symptoms: If I remember to take my heartburn meds in the am and pm I feel pretty good. I’m having more aches and pains in my back and hips, but it’s not too bad. I’m still trying to walk or do yoga most days to help.

Movement: He is still fairly active unless I’m up and about. Sometimes he makes my whole stomach shake with his acrobatics

Sleep: eh, it’s been okay, kind of hit and miss.

Food cravings?  Nothing very strong.

Food Aversions? not really

Anything making you queasy or sick? heartburn, which gets worse when my stomach gets empty. Eating too much

Best moment of the week? We had a great weekend last weekend. My parents were in town, my son had his last soccer game and played great, we saw friends, and Monday evening did some trick or treating

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is tomorrow Nov. 4th.