Wednesday, July 20, 2011

34 Weeks and GD

Pregnancy Highlights: I'm ready to meet him!
How Far Along: 34 weeks
Size of baby: Probably 5-ish pounds, according to the books and websites. Go in for a growth scan next week so we'll know more then!
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 10 pounds lost
Maternity Clothes: Maternity pants and long shirts.
Gender: All Boy!
Movement: Getting painful more and more. He seems to be more active, with short naps here and there throughout the day. I hope that means his sleep pattern is moving towards sleeping at night and being awake during the day! I ABSOLUTELY love the hiccups, he gets them a number of times a day and they wake me up at night.
Sleep: Going ok. I sleep a lot better right now for some reason, just have to wake up to go to the bathroom a couple times but I fall back asleep quickly and for the most part am comfortable.
Symptoms: ...
What I miss: Getting to eat what I want, when I want.
Cravings: Sweets and pudding and fruit and processed foods.
Best Moment this week: Our first non-stress test went great! Carter's heartrate responds correctly and I got to lay there for 30 minutes listening to his heartbeat and him moving :-)
Looking Forward Too: Getting to see him tomorrow and every Thursday until he's here! Oh, and the piece of baby shower cake that's in the freezer and going to the hospital with me for me to eat as soon as he's born!

So, they are considering me to have gestational diabetes. I am not diagnosed (as far as I know....) and have been told that I may be considered non-diabetic if I can manage my blood sugar. Why now? I passed the 3 hour test but at 32 weeks they had me test my blood sugar at home for 3 days. I had a couple of slightly elevated readings so I was put on the diet and go in twice a week for monitoring and get an ultrasound every week to make sure my amniotic fluid doesn't get too high. I really think they are overdoing it but am following the diet so hopefully they take me off the diet. They won't let me go past my due date so will induce if he isn't here by then. I really hate the idea of being induced, especially when I don't believe in the reasoning so I'm doing what I can to be treated like normal.....

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