Wednesday, December 5, 2012

28 week whammy

We are now 28 weeks along, which means 12 weeks until our due date. That is 3 measly months my friends! This week we had a doctor's appointment and actually saw the Nurse Practitioner for the first time because my doctor was out of town. I really liked her, although she seemed to be the bearer of bad news. I did not pass the glucose tolerance test. My blood sugar needed to be less than 134 one hour after finishing the drink and mine was 146. They scheduled me to do the three hour glucose tolerance test next Tuesday. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I pass it! I was told that I am anemic and needing more iron. The NP prescribed iron pills for me to take and instructed me to eat more red meat. I had some not so pleasant side effects from iron at the beginning of the pregnancy so I'm hoping I tolerate it better this time. The NP also told us that I am measuring at 30 weeks. We will have an ultrasound in two weeks and at that time we will be able to see for sure how big Lillian is and exactly how "old" she is measuring. Our appointment this week did not bring the best news, but it definitely could have been worse. I'm just thankful for a healthy growing baby! I will do whatever I need to to insure she arrives to this world!
the not so lovely "glucosoda"
I personally have been feeling pretty good.  My feet hurt more than they used to, but it's nothing unbearable.  Nights are becoming more sleepless.  I have numerous pillows I use to help get in to a comfortable position, but nothing really works.  Lillian loves to move around and I still think it's the coolest feeling.  We take time out together in the mornings to do kick counts.  It's a nice way to ease myself into waking up and get ready for the day.  It is also a very active time for her!

We went to another baby class. This one was an orientation to child delivery and also about anesthesia options. It was not exactly helpful. I don't know what my expectations were but it definitely didn't meet them. They showed two videos that were totally 80s. I think they need to review the material they teach and bring it more up to date. There are a lot of women these days that labor longer at home and do not jump into modern medicine practices. Also, a lot of women these days have birth plans and that should be something they discuss in the class as well. I think if I were not a nurse the class would have been more informative. I'm glad we went though, because if I hadn't I may be curious as to what I missed or could have learned.

This past Sunday Jon and I made a trip to Longview to get Lillian's crib! A few days before, my friend Meagan sent me a link to a Craigslist listing for a white wrought iron bed. I immediately responded to the listing and made a deal with the seller. I was so excited when we got there on Sunday and the bed was everything I wanted! When we first started looking at beds for Lillian I wanted a wrought iron bed but quickly changed my mind because it was not quite in our budget. I had given up on the idea, so when Meagan sent me the listing I was beyond excited! It is so beautiful and looks good in her room already!! Of course we still need a mattress and to have the bedding made, but just having a bed for her is a big relief! We have also picked out the color we want to paint her room. Hopefully Jon will be able to start painting within the next couple weeks.

This week I was again reminded that God answers prayers! We must be patient but He will come through on His own time!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7

1 comment:

Kay Sour said...

Praying next Tuesday is pefect for you! You will pass with flying colors. I have been thinking about you and praying for you all week!