Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pregnancy: 28 Weeks

by Meghann on July 19, 2015

Hello, third trimester! Baby R is now the size of an eggplant.

28 weeks

 

I can’t believe it – we’re in the homestretch. The last trimester, baby! Only 12 more weeks (give or take) until we meet our little girl. So close, yet it still feels so far. I heard the third trimester is the fastest, right? Ha! <- sarcasm

Baby girl and I had a big doctor’s appointment this week. On Thursday I had the infamous glucose test, complete with a super sweet lime sugar drink.

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A couple of things I wasn’t expecting with the test:

  1. I didn’t have to fast. I called my doctor twice to confirm and she told me not to eat a cupcake for breakfast or anything, but a couple of eggs and toast would be fine. I was forever thankful for that because I do not do well with fasting. My body is programmed to eat when I get up and I definitely become hangry if I don’t. Even after eating the two eggs and toast before hand, I still felt shaky while taking the test. I can’t imagine what would have happened if I didn’t have anything to eat at all.
  2. I didn’t have to drink the full bottle. The nurse gave me a small cup (less than half of the bottle) and told me that was all I needed. I had the lime flavor, which tasted like a melted green ice pop. It’s not something I would want to drink everyday, but it wasn’t terrible either.

The longer-than-normal appointment actually flew by since I was able to have my ultrasound and regular doctor appointment while I waited the hour to draw blood.

I will have regular ultrasounds for the remainder of my pregnancy to check for growth and position. Basically, since the baby has somewhat restricted space due to my bicornate uterus, they want to keep an eye on her. I don’t mind the extra ultrasounds. It gives me an excuse to check-in on my baby girl, and it also give me a little piece of mind knowing everything is all good in there.

I mean, look at that face!

US 28 wks

Baby girl is still in the exact same position she was in at 20 weeks – transverse with her head at my right hip and butt/ legs at my left hip. Apparently she’s really comfortable there. There’s still a chance she can flip and go head down, but transverse babies are extremely common with bicornate uteruses and my doctor wants to continue to keep an eye on it. I’m remaining optimistic and still crossing my fingers she’ll turn.

Everything else looked good. She’s still measuring where she should be (45th percentile) and the heart rate is a beautiful 144. Grow baby, grow!

They took my blood at the end and I was told “no news is good news.” So if I haven’t heard from them by the middle of next week, I’ll assume I passed. Otherwise I’ll have to take a 3 hour glucose test next (ekk).

On Friday night we had baby’s first bar crawl.

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It was a bar golf themed going away party for my friend Courtney. Unfortunately I didn’t survive all 9 holes, but I did make it to 3. I received a few stares while bar hopping, but I was having too much fun to care.¬†Also, my husband appreciated having the automatic DD.

On Saturday, I finally got to hang out with my cousin’s wife, Candice, who is about 4 weeks ahead of me and expecting twins!

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Candice is 32 weeks and already measuring full term! Both of her boys are currently weighing in at about 4.5 lbs each. She’s in really good spirits and looks great. It was fun to compare bumps and share pregnancy stories.

That’s it for this week.

28 weeks down. Р 12 more to go!

 

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