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.