To keep you guys updated on my pregnancy, I’ve decided to start monthly posts with pregnancy goodies. Why monthly? Because I think weekly might be overkill. It’s not THAT exciting! Feel free to skip if you have no interest in my gestational activities.
Baby NoYoMoCo at 28 week ultrasound (a creepy 3D pic – she looks kind of ghostly to me!)
Update: Well, I didn’t know it was possible, but my pregnancy became more complicated over the past month! 2 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which basically means that pregnancy (more specifically, my baby’s placenta) is making my blood sugar go cray-cray. It is a serious, but manageable, condition. It means that I have to check my blood sugar 4 times a day and I had to change my diet pretty drastically. I wasn’t gorging myself on sugar, but I love me some carbs, so it has been an adjustment. I think I would cut a b**** for a bowl of Fruity Pebbles right now…*sigh*
Despite my best efforts, my fasting blood sugar (that is when I test as soon as I wake up) is too high, so I’m on insulin, in addition to my Lovenox injections (for my inherited blood clotting disorder). So, as of right now, I’m pricking my skin (with sugar testing and injections) 6 times a day, and it may go up from there, should I need more insulin.
Also, as of yesterday, our stubborn little girl is breech! That means that instead of having her head down near my pelvis, her head is up near my ribcage and her feet/legs are down low. She still has time to turn, but if she doesn’t, I may need a c-section.
November can’t come soon enough!
Progress: 32 weeks pregnant, 7 months, 3rd trimester
Weird Baby Fact: At 32 weeks, babies have toenails, fingernails, and are gaining about 1/2 lb a week!
Size: As of yesterday, our little lady is 4 lbs, 13 ounces. No mini babies here!
Baby Movement: As she is losing space in the womb, I’m getting lots more stretching/pushing sensations. I think she’s thinking, “I could have sworn this place used to be bigger!” She also still gives me some strong kicks and punches – so strong that my husband can see them from the other side of the couch! She is not gentle, this one.
Cravings: Ugh, I don’t want to talk about it. I think all I eat these days are cheese sticks and greek yogurt I’d love some cereal, but it spikes my blood sugar. So does bread and french fries, so they are a no go until the little lady has vacated the premises.
Estimated number of injections left: 150 (Lovenox AND insulin).
Sleep: It’s getting harder – I’m starting to get a little more uncomfortable.
Aches/Pains/Annoyances: Things have been tough since my diagnosis, for sure. But, she is doing awesome, so I’m trying to focus on the positives!