Tuesday, August 12, 2014

28 Weeks

I had my 28 week doctor's appointment yesterday and it went really well!  First things first...I passed my glucose test!!!  I had a feeling I would but I was still so nervous all morning.

Glucose Test:
I had to take the glucose test once already this pregnancy, at 20 weeks, and I passed that one.  What I learned when I had gestational diabetes last time was that your body needs carbs to break down the sugar.  Before my test last pregnancy, all I ate beforehand were scrambled eggs and I failed.  So at the 20 week test this time, I ate scrambled eggs, an english muffin and some grits.  It seemed to do the trick because I passed that test.  This morning I was so nervous that I made sure to go back to the very same place that I ate last time and ordered the exact same thing in hopes to better my chances of passing.
It worked!
After I drank the drink, which is sugar overload by the way, I had the biggest sugar rush straight to the head.  For me, it takes a lot of focus to keep it together.  I threw up after one of the drinks last pregnancy so I tried my hardest to avoid that happening again.  Anyway, I think the sugar went straight to the baby because he started rolling around in my stomach which made it even harder to keep it together but luckily I got through it.  I always knew in the back of my mind that there was the possibility of failing this time around.  Not that it would have been that big of a deal but I just didn't feel like dealing with it again.  Needless to say, I was pretty ecstatic when I left the doctor!  And now I could finally give in to Starbucks again! :)

Weight gain:
I've gained 20 lbs so far and I'm not worried about it in the slightest.  Despite gaining 5 lbs more than last pregnancy at this time, I still feel smaller than I did last time.  It's just really weird.  I'm anxious to see how everything plays out in the end.

Symptoms:
Some of my less than desirable pregnancy symptoms are back.  I had horrible rib pain last time and that has made its appearance once again.  It's so awful.  My hips have been a little sore lately too.  Especially after sleeping on my left side all night.  Speaking of sleep, I wake up on my back and sometimes my right side just about every night.  I never sleep on my back when I'm not pregnant so this is always something that is strange to me.
Oh, and just a side note: my belly button is on the verge of making the cross over to an outie.  

Movement:
This baby has really started to move!  When I was on vacation last week, he was moving around so much.  My sister and I could feel body parts and limbs running across my stomach.  It was a little freaky!  He was just rolling around so much.

Baby:
The babe has been getting the hiccups all the time now.  I almost forgot about them but I quickly remembered how familiar that feeling is.  I remember Lo getting them a lot and this babe is too, about 2-3 times a day!  I can't remember how it was with Lo but when I feel the hiccups now, they feel really low.

We had a 3D ultrasound on Saturday and it definitely didn't turn out the way I expected it to.  I had every intention of posting the 3D pictures here but unfortunately, we left with none.  Turns out that the big hard lump that I was feeling underneath my rib cage was the back of his head.  We couldn't really get a good look at his face and if that wasn't difficult enough, he had both hands AND both feet blocking his face.  All we saw was a little tiny glimpse of his nose.  It was a big bummer.  I was really looking forward to getting an idea of what he looks like.  I felt like it would help visualize and form a better connection.  We have a follow up appointment tonight so fingers crossed that it goes better.  He's been moving around a lot so hopefully he found a better position. 


Here is me and my step sister, due just a couple months apart!
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  1. That sucks about your 3D ultrasound... do the guarantee it though? We had one with S and at first I kept saying "I won't do it again" because i didn't really even think it looked like her but now when I look back on them, now that I know Scarlett so much better I can see her so well in those photos. I'll definitely do it again for the next one! Hope you can get a good glimpse at your baby tonight! xo

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    1. Thanks! We had much better success the second time around! Isn't it crazy to look back at the pictures? I think that knowing their personality makes all the difference. I can't wait to look back at the new babes pictures after we meet him. :)

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