I know I’m not so good at posting updates!!! Sorry guys! Good news is things are still going great! I’m actually 33 weeks tomorrow. The dr says everything looks good and I’m right where I need to be. I’ve gained about 7 pounds all together so that’s great news! We had a wonderful time visiting Chicago! Can you believe we only have 7 more weeks to go! That will put me at a full 40 weeks! This is the part that gets so very exciting just waiting to see when baby Grace wants to come! Of course I want her to bake as long as she needs and until at least 37 weeks! Last time as you guys know we decided to induce me at 39 weeks. This time we are not planning a induction unless we have too. We are hoping for a beautiful v back! Baby grace already seems to be head down. She is also loving to kick and play in there. She’s a baby ninja! She really likes my ribs and my bladder! I’m wondering if she’s going to be pretty long? I guess time will tell! I’ll add a few pictures from our Chicago trip and my new big belly picture!
Here is what baby Grace is up to this week!!! Your baby is still gaining weight (about half a pound a week), and she could grow up to another full inch this week. With that much baby inside your uterus, your amniotic-fluid level has maxed out, which explains why some of her pokes and kicks feel pretty sharp these days. (There’s less fluid to cushion the blows.) Antibodies are being passed from you to your little one as she continues to develop her own fetal immune system, which will come in handy once she’s outside the womb and fending off all sorts of germs.
Today was my appointment baby Grace was looking good! Her heart rate was 140 that seems to be normal for her. They also think she is head down!!! Woohooo that makes me happy since her big sister was such a stinker about flipping lol. They also reassured us that my sugar test was fine and super low nothing to worry about at all! I’ll go back every two weeks now and then on to the once a weeks!!! I just got done packing for our trip to Chicago this weekend! We’re super excited to go see everyone! I can’t wait for baby Grace to be kicking and playing so Mommy and Daddy and big Sissy can feel her in there! I may bring a candy bar to eat right before I get there so Grace is ready to put on a show!
I’ve been waiting all morning!!! Trying not to stress too much. (Yeah right) I finally decided to call after 11! Somone answered the phone and I let her know I was sorry for bugging them but I’m just too impatient for this! I needed to know! She said yep your results are back I seen them this morning! She put me on hold. I was on hold for almost two holding songs! I kept thinking well this can’t be good they are probably waiting for a nurse to tell me about the numbers and set me up with a diet specialist. Finally she got back on the phone and said my numbers were just fine! What a relief! She said all my numbers were way under the max! She told me all of them but to be honest I was just so happy I don’t remember any of it lol. Thanks to everyone who prayed and thought of me through all this! I’m glad this was a happy post!!! I have another dr appointment tomorrow so I’ll do another update then!
Ok so the few days went by fast! I’m now 30 weeks and 3 days! I’ve been worried about the sugar test and today was the big day! I got there at 8:30 and was stabbed in the arm 4 times! The sugar drink was worse I guess because it’s double the sugar. The regular one never bothered me this one made me feel pretty gross. The first hour sucked I just felt gross. Although baby Grace was loving it! It was like sugar crack for her I guess! She was bouncing off my uteran walls lol. I’m glad one of us enjoyed that sugar! Then I started feeling better! Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing lol. I tried to see if they would speed up my results to know today. Sadly that was a big fat no! They said go home and eat pizza and ice cream because I diserved it haha. I got home and was STARVING!!! I ate a big plate of left over pasta and took a very short power nap. I guess we will have news tomorrow. Let’s all pray that were fine and it’s nothing to worry about! Kailynn took a belly pic for me this week she’s very proud of it! Then Everett also had to take one his is a bit more artistic I guess you could say lol.
And for the exciting things baby Grace is up to this week!!!
Your belly’s increasing size is a definite clue that your baby is getting bigger every day, weighing in at over three pounds now (she’ll be packing on the weight at a rate of a half pound per week for the next seven weeks).
Also growing daily is her brain, which is actually starting to look like the real thing with those characteristic grooves and wrinkles. And now that your little genius can regulate her own body temperature and turn up the heat, she’ll start shedding lanugo, the downy body hair that’s been keeping her warm up until now.
So last week I went for my fun sugar test. I have been feeling great nothing out of the norm! Well today I got a call from my dr office. I knew it wasn’t good they never call unless I call them or I have a appointment the next day. Well the nurse was super nice but said my numbers were a little high. Ugggg my heart sank. All I could think was I have perfect pregnacys this is not supposed to happen to me! She said they want your numbers to be at 130 or under mine was 142. She assured me it’s not crazy high. I have to now do a three hour test next Tuesday. The kicker was guess what I had cooking oh pasta… I felt too bad so I ate just meatballs… From my googling I have found that most people that have to do the 3 hour test end up passing it. So I’m holding onto that for dear life lol. I mean my numbers are not crazy over what they should be. So basically I’ve had a not so good day. Lots of stressing so please everyone pray for us that I don’t end up having GD. I want baby Grace to be just as perfect and healthy as she can be for her mommy and daddy!!!