33 Weeks

I had my urology appointment this morning. It was just a quick consultation so that I am an established patient and know the plan. The plan is to do a CT scan while I’m in the hospital after baby boy is delivered. Then we’ll know how many stones there are, where they are, and how big they are. She said a CT scan is really the only way to know as ultrasounds are notoriously terrible at detecting and measuring kidney stones. If after the CT scan any of them are large enough to need to be broken up we can do that 1-2 weeks later. I’m glad to know that we can start dealing with them ASAP.

Weekly Update:

How far along: 33 Weeks

How big is baby: Size of a cauiliflower ~17.25in/43.8cm, weighing in at about 4.3lbs

Symptoms: My chiropractor appt last week was rescheduled because the doctor was sick which was a bummer. I’ve been having some lower back pain on the right side so I’m hoping she can help with that when I see her in a couple days. Heartburn has been rough the last few days and I’ve had to take Tums at night in addition to the Pepcid. I try not to take the Tums because they have calcium and that’s not great when you have kidney stones

Movement: He moves a lot. I can still feel his head up under my ribs and his feet on the lower left. Sometimes he has some kicks that are pretty uncomfortable, but overall it’s good to know he’s moving like he should be.

Sleep: The first couple nights this week I didn’t sleep great. It’s been hard to fall asleep. My brain is constantly going over what needs to be done before Christmas.

Food cravings?  Peanut butter mostly

Food Aversions? there were two dinners I just couldn’t eat last week. They looked completed unappetizing. One was a rice bowl and the other was taquitos.

Anything making you queasy or sick? Eating too much which I don’t really do anymore because I’m testing my blood sugar and need to keep it under a certain level. Heartburn can make me nauseous if it’s bad

Best moment of the week? We got our first good snow this last weekend. It was enough that we were able to take the kids sledding and they had a blast. We didn’t get to go at all last year because we never had enough snow

Next appointment:  My next OB appt is December 20th and I have a growth ultrasound on Dec. 21st just to check on him.


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