Tuesday, June 23, 2009

28 week DA and Glucose Test

So yesterday was my week 28 OB appointment and glucose test.

I arrived early and checked in. The RN told me to head to the lab to start the glucose test and come back to see the doctor. I did just that. DH was out getting breakfast (he works nights and woke up at 1pm; our appt was at 2) so I went to the lab and did the paperwork. They handed me a chilled bottle of orange drink and a small cup and was instructed to drink it as fast as I could. Now, I hear all the stories about how disgusting the drink is, so I was anticipating something syrupy or overly sweet. I have to admit, it tasted like Orange Crush and I had no problem drinking it!

Back at the OB's office, I was weighed and was a little shocked to find that I've gained another 7lbs in 3 weeks! That puts me at a total weight gain of 22lbs, but the OB and RN were happy, so I'm not worried. When I called my mother afterward, she seemed surprised in a bad way, though. She told me "the weight isn't just going to drop off after the baby is born". Thank you, I know this, but I don't care. I'm not gorging on food, this is just the weight I'm gaining! I am going to estimate around a total of 35lbs of weight gain by the end.

The OB gave me paperwork for another u/s! Talk about shocked! I asked him why, thinking there was something wrong, because I was told by my SIL that we would only have the two. He said they wanted to check the position and growth of the baby. I'm so excited to see our LO again! We'll totally be getting pictures again.

To wrap up (sorry for being long) around the 45 min mark of the glucose test I started feeling dizzy and sick...I didn't throw up, but it was not a good feeling. Now I just have to wait for the results and I go back for my next appt in 3 weeks. Time is flying!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nursery Paint Treatment

DH and I are getting ready to put our nursery together. We have talked about it for a long time now and have mostly come to a decision, except for the paint treatment.

We both agree that we don't want to do a flat colour around the room and even have considered a chair rail.

We don't know the gender of our baby, so we thought of going with a light green. DH wants something sage-y, I want something more pastel-like.

Here is the bedding that we've chosen: Bunny Meadows

Here is the furniture that we've chosen:
Crib - Chelsea Crib
Changing Table -Emma Combo
Glider - Glider and Ottoman

We're also staining a wardrobe we have to match the rest of the furniture instead of getting another dresser for the room.

What do you think that we can do to the walls to dress it up a little bit more? Stripes? Mural? Thanks for the input!

Monday, June 1, 2009

6 month OB appointment

I had my 6 month appointment today...a week later than normal, but we were on vacation last week.

I cannot believe that in the last 4 weeks I've gained about 7 lbs! That's more or less what I've gained in the past 5 months before it. However, it felt good when the RN showed me my weight chart, wrote down the number and told me that I was doing a good job. I really like her...I should really find out what her name is!

The OB is pretty happy, too. Both he and the RN made comments on how I'm growing, mentioning that I wasn't out as much the last time I was in. Baby even gave the OB a hard time finding the heartbeat (again) because it was moving around so much!

I also asked my OB about the hip pain I've been having and the hemroids. The hip pain is normal, but I didn't think to ask him what to do about it. The hemroids he said are also normal, however he explained them better than any internet source I read. Most sources said it had to do with an influx of hormones. He said that the baby is resting on my intestines, which is pushing the tissues which cause the hemroids. As long as I don't overdo the activity (like I did in the garden on saturday), I should be able to cope.

Next appointment is in 3 weeks when I also have my 1 hour glucose test. I also got my registration package for the hospital. Apparently it takes 2-4 weeks to get a consulting nurse to contact me, so I'll start the calls now! I was also told that the hospital offers prenatal classes that are 9am to 4pm on a Saturday, but it costs $200. I think I'm going to find another resource. Any ideas?

All in all, everything is good with my active little baby!