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Friday, July 10, 2009

Impending Milestone

Depending on which book/ source you read, the third trimester is either 26, 27 or 28 weeks. No confusion there!

I'm 26 weeks today and feeling like I'm not quite ready to be in the third trimester; maybe I'll be at 27 or 28- I'll wait till next week to decide. :) Had my OB appt on Tuesday and all was well, though, I am measuring a little big (29 weeks) and that could indicate a healthy but larger baby or it could be a touch of Gestational Diabetes. I've actually measured 2 weeks ahead the entire time but I seem to be gaining more weeks. My weight gain is normal (17 lbs so far). Also, for the first time in 3 months, I've had normal blood pressure again! I've had wonky readings the last three appointments. We're pretty sure it was the work stress, seeing as this normal reading happens to have occurred on time off. Hmmm, another thing to mention to my boss.

I did my 1-hour glucose tolerance test. I've heard so many stories about the awful orange drink. I braced myself to guzzle it down and discovered, to my delight, that it tastes exactly like Orange Crush. Slight carbonated, sweet orange pop. Yum! I seriously don't know what everyone complains about. It's really not a big deal. Then I hung out in an overstuffed leather rocking chair reading my book for the next hour. Then the minor bloodletting occurred. And now we wait.

Bean liked the pop. Or went crazy from it. Hard to tell.

Will find out if I have to do the 3-hour test next week. If my results are negative, I'll probably have to go for an ultrasound to have this girl measured and checked for growth. I'm really hoping an "average" sized girl here. Really looking forward to my non-cesarean birth- at least that's what I'm aiming for. My fibro body doesn't like surgery.

Meanwhile, here we are, with 14 weeks left to go...


Kristin said...

You look fabulous and that top is gorgeous! I measured big the whole time with all three of my boys.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

You look beautimous! Lots of people measure big and end up just fine... And I'm glad your blood pressure has come down!

Melissa said...

you look fantastic! the drink was just so sweet :)

areyoukiddingme said...

Yeah, I didn't think the orange drink was terrible either - I've had worse...like Dr. Pepper. That's worse.

Looking good! Happy 3rd trimester, whenever you get there!

JamieD said...

I could have done Orange Crush, easy!!

I love, love, love your top! Very cute. You look fantastic - blissfully pregnant!

WiseGuy said...

@Kristin, she repeated that top...I remember that one in another pic before!

Yay for the milestone....Am glad that your blood pressure is back to normal...and that you were so smooth with the tolerance test! Hoping for a smooth sailing through the remaining 14 weeks!

All the very best!