I had my 36 week appt. yesterday. Did the GBS test. I'm somewhat nervous about the results. I also had to get blood drawn for a glucose test because it was the third appt in a row that I had lots of sugar in my urine. But, everytime I take a blood test results are normal. Next week I'm going to cut back majorly on sugar two days before the appointment and see what happens.
I don't know this pregnancy has been so easy and all of a sudden yesterday I feel like I was hit with a Mack truck. I'm realizing that pregnancy for many can be all about the last month. For the first time last night I really felt frustrated with having this huge belly and what comes along with it! (pressure on the bladder constantly, braxton hicks, difficulty moving around and getting in and out of bed, sore back, acid reflux, swelling.) I just started swelling two days ago!!! I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir but it's not fun, at all!
Ok I'm done. That's just what's going on with me.
I'm going out of town tomorrow. I didn't get permission...but I'm only going to be 2.5 hours away so I'm not too worried. Last weekend I took a 5 hour train ride to visit my parents at home...Mom really wanted me to come home for a weekend before the baby came for some reason so that's what I did last weekend. It was fun...she pampered me a bit and we chose fabric for a robe she's making me for the hospital and also we chose fabric and made a pattern for relining the bassinet she found. Anyway this weekend I'm visiting "the girls". Some of my best friends from college stayed in the town that our college was in so I'm going there for the weekend. One of my girlfriends is flying in from L.A. because her fathers car (he passed several years ago) is going to be in a demolition derby. I've never been to one so this outta be interesting. So, today I'm preparing for the weekend. Laundry and making a casserole for Blair and packing. I feel like I have two lives...Laundry & casseroles one day....demolition derby & bars the next.
Blair and I kinda have a plan just in case I go into labor while out of town...I doubt I will but it's good to at least talk about it .
Anyway, have a good weekend everyone!!! Talk to ya on Monday!
Hey everyone! I had such an awesome weekend with my girlfriends. It was non-stop and I was surprised the whole time at how great I felt and I was able to keep up. I'm so glad I went. I was able to visit with one friend who had a baby 2months ago, went to two pool parties, demolition derby, a concert...etc... I would say I was up every night until about 2:30 with out naps during the day and managed just fine!
I went back to work today also. I only did 3 hours of work but it felt good to do some work.
I also had a interesting conversation with my mother on thursday night! I asked her how long her labors were...because I (her first child) was induced...I always wondered how long it took her to have me... She said (mind you she wasn't overdue or anything she just wanted her mother there for the birth and grandma at the time lived across the country) anyway she said she went in the day before her due date at 8am, got hooked up, labored in the bed, and 6 hours later delivered me in the lithomy position (of course). I was shocked!!! She said that she thought the drugs sped things along...and I was like "No Mom, you don't realize how lucky you are!!! If your body wasn't ready to have me it would not have progressed no matter how much drugs they pumped in you and you probably would have ended up with a c-section!" She said, "well, I guess I am lucky then". So I asked about my brother who wasn't induced and she said she went into labor at 7pm was at the hospital at 11pm and delivered at 2am (lying in a bed). She also says she doesn't remember being in pain at all (no pain meds). Freak of nature . I can only hope to have it that easy right?
I don't have anything else to update I don't think...
I'm late to welcome you to your lodge but welcome anyway You know my births have gone similarly to my mom's in terms of timing etc. It was a good experience for me anyway and it's great for you since your mom's experience was pretty positive! My midwife swore that it was more psychological than genetics but in the end it doesn't really matter since I think it affects you either way. Enjoyed reading your intro and look forward to following this last chunk of your pregnancy and your birth!