Thursday, April 23, 2009

28w5d - Hee Hee Hooooo

Well, yesterday I had my 28 week doctor appointment. It went really well! I was nervous because I had to do my gestational diabetes test...and we all know how I feel about bloodwork. But I guzzled the sugary crap down and had my blood drawn without a problem. I find out in a few days if I passed, which I'm praying I do because the 3-hour test sounds like my worst nightmare. I ate extra cookies today just in case. :) The rest of the doctor's appointment went well, too. I'm measuring right at 29 weeks, weight gain is "perfect, right on track", and baby's heartbeat sounded good. I did have a high blood pressure reading, though (surprise surprise). 164/74...to which the doc said, "Those numbers don't even go together...." Oh well, leave it to me to have a funky BP reading. So my homework was to have the school nurse take it a few times a week and keep an eye on it, since the doc and I both thought it was probably just nerves.

After my appointment I did some shopping, and then K and I wend to dinner and had our first labor and delivery class. It was a lot better than I was expecting (especially for being free!) We got a whole folder of information and spent the first class talking about signs of preterm labor and how to prepare for the hospital stay. We also got to look at most of the monitors and instruments used in labor and delivery - K was impressed that I already knew what most of them were and how they worked. I was excited to find out that we do our hospital pre-registration and L&D tour as part of the class. That is less stuff that we have to coordinate on our own. We have 4 classes left and I am really looking forward to them.

Kate has been doing well - kicking a ton and making me lose my breath when she climbs up towards my ribs. Only 11 more weeks left!!

Belly pics for the week:

5 comments:

Baby Momma Andrea said...

Your bump looks great!!

Where did you get those maternity pants? I love them!

Bee said...

Old Navy! They're capris and I love them, too. :)

Mrs. Goodson...Woo Hoo!! said...

What a beautiful bump!!

Mrs.Pink said...

You have the cutest bump ever!! I didn't know you did the glucose test. Was it as bad as everyone says?

Shannon said...

Im glad your first L&D trip went good. You look so cute!