So.... We are doing well. I have an entire person in my body at this point. I was 32 weeks on Friday. A few weeks ago (8/15) I was 29 weeks 5 days, and we had an ultrasound to see why my belly is measuring 3-4 weeks ahead of my due date. It's because this baby is huge. Measuring 17 days ahead of my due date... SO I am fearful that I am going to be having a 10 pounder... But we will see what happens here.
First thing I thought of was gestational diabetes, but I did pass the 1 hour glucose test with flying colors. My fasting sugar was 55 (which I was surprised I wasn't symptomatic) but my 1 hour sugar was 114. I did great. I had eaten cereal that morning and did the test nearly 4 hours later... I should really quit eating cereal. :)
This was at that appointment:
Oh my kiddos love their daddy. He is so good to them, and loves them so much, and they know it.
Lips and nose. At least we know if this baby has a cleft palate, it isn't all the way through the lip.
My belly did measure 33 weeks that day... I have another appointment on Wednesday, so we will see where I am at then. I think I am measuring plenty big now... :) -- I feel like I am. In fact I called Dr. L about it a few days later, to express my concerns, and he made me feel so much better. I just don;t want to push out a ten pounder. Seriously.
I can't get over how much like my pregnancy with Cash this pregnancy has been. I was so sick in the beginning, I have had crazy severe leg cramps (like I did with Cash) I had some with Pres, but not as badly. I have carried the baby the same, I don't feel like I have dropped, yet. This baby has the hiccups all the time, like Cash did... and I have had excruciating leg cramps, just like I did with Cash. I have been having a ton of heartburn, and eating tums like Candy... I notice when I am eating more tums I have less leg cramps... So we are killing two birds with one stone. :) With Pres I hurt so much, my pubic bone and tailbone were out of whack the whole third trimester with her... I haven't had that this time, I actually feel really good. I am beginning to feel it, though. The end is beginning to come, and I can't decide if I am excited or not. Excited for delivery day, and to meet this baby. This is my favorite. But nervous as well. I have so enjoyed this pregnancy, especially the part where I eat whatever I want, and don't exercise, and I have packed on the pounds. :) Work is keeping me busy though. On my toes a lot... and I think I have stayed active working... on my feet for 12 hour stints. :)
I usually have been working for 5-6 shifts a month, enough to keep me sane, but not too much to drive me crazy... :) I have enjoyed working a lot, and I am trying to figure out how we are going to make it all work when I go back after baby. I am thinking I might be working a few more nights, so that the baby doesn't even miss me. This last week I worked 45 hours. It was a LOT. For me. I like spending my time with my kids, but I think I made enough to take my kids to Disneyland... and that seems to be all that matters to me right now. Ha. I want to take them so badly!
(Brandee's last day of work, Jessica in the middle, and my big pregnant self...)