Time for a baby girl update! Yesterday I had a doctor’s appointment and today I hit the 30 week mark. As requested (on the Facebook page), here are some shots of my growing belly…
My weight gain has been right on track, which I’m happy with. I was really concerned it would be easy for me to fall back into packing on the pounds like I did with the boys (and was supposed to do), but so far so good! I’m measuring a touch bigger than 30 weeks, but that doesn’t surprise me considering how, uh, stretched I already was from my pregnancy with the boys.
Yesterday my blood pressure was rather high, which was a first for me (even with the boys). When I walked into my appointment it was 150 over 80, so they waited a bit and took it at the end of the appointment and it had only fallen to 147 over 80. Normally I’m right around 120 over 70. I haven’t had any swelling and (this might be TMI for some) my urine was clean (they look for proteins), so my doctor wants me just to check my BP a few times a week if possible. I’m supposed to either borrow a BP Cuff from someone or just use those little machines you find near pharmacies. If it stays elevated I’m to call her, but she’s hopeful that it was just a fluke yesterday.
Yesterday I also took the dreaded glucose screening test. That orange drink is just nasty! Bleh! No news is good news on the gestational diabetes front, so hopefully I won’t hear anything. I passed the 1 hour test with the boys, so I’m hoping that’s the case this time around too.
Most exciting thing that happened yesterday though? Not only did I schedule another ultrasound to happen in 2 weeks (to check on the fluid levels around her kidneys), but I scheduled my c-section date! Unless she decides to come earlier, baby girl will arrive on February 3rd! February 3rd is just 9 weeks away and I have a hunch it’s going to fly past – especially the next month. Perhaps Nick and I should begin talking about names…
The boys’ excitement is building, and Tyler and Chase were lucky enough to feel her kicking this past weekend. Tyler’s face was priceless when he felt it and Chase started giggling when he felt it. He said “it feels funny!”. Jackson isn’t patient enough to hang around and wait for a kick.
What’s for Dinner Wednesday will return next week! I just have had zippo dinner inspiration since Thanksgiving.