Saturday, March 20, 2010

7 weeks to go!

picture taken 3/20/2010

T minus 7 weeks! Last week I had my check up with my doctor and got some more information on my Gestational Diabetes.

On the up-side, because of the GD and complications that can arise, the Dr absolutely will not let me go past my due date, and if I get to that date she will induce. This is helpful news with planning and expectations. On the down-side, I now have to go into the dr office twice a week for fetal stress tests. They will hook a monitor up and watch the heart beat for 30 minutes to an hour at each visit.

Also, in 3 weeks (36 weeks) we will do another ultrasound to check the baby's weight and size. This will help the Dr make decisions for delivery. At first 7 weeks seemed so far away, but when I realized I have to go back in 3 week for the ultrasound I had a brief moment of anxiety!! 3 weeks will go by so fast - especially in terms of work and getting everything done I need to do before leave and it will only be 4 weeks after that - yikes!

As for my condition, I have been a bit more grumpy in the evenings and the nice weather has me longing to be more mobile - but just can't. I told Bob that I had my hospital bag mostly packed and he laughed out loud. He joked that he'd wake up in the middle of the night and find me sitting in the car waiting to go to the hospital. Is it that obvious that I'm ready to go? LOL

Today, the cashier at the Babies R Us checkout asked me how far along I am and I told her 7 more weeks - she said, "Wow! You look Hella-good". You gotta luv when you get a compliment when you are feeling down and dumpy - especially a compliment as funny as "Hella-good"!!!

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