So today I had my 28 week prenatal appt. All is well. My weight stayed the same, so I haven't lost or gained any, and I'm still down 7lbs from when I got my BFP.
Blood pressure was 131/65 (i think the 65 is right). Baby girls heartbeat was ranging between 140ish - 150. This little girl sure is putting the whole, anything below 150 is a boy thing to shame because she's had lowish heartbeats this whole time.
I mentioned my RLP and the contractions and yep, she said exactly what I figured she would: I'm to sit back, relax, rest more and the rest of the family takes over the household chores. She even said right infront of them, we DON"T want this baby girl to come too early, we have at best 8 more weeks till she can safely arrive without any issues etc. Holy crap, just typing that out makes me feel kinda anxious, because, the weeks are flying by for me and 8 weeks will be here and gone before I know it *runs around board screaming like a crazy lady - AHHHHHHHHHHH*
My belly is measuring 2 weeks ahead at 30 weeks, I sure as heck don't look it, in my books! I was always measuring a few weeks ahead with Hailey, too.
OH and.............. I"M NOW ON EVERY 2 WEEK APPTS! Now those 8 weeks for her to safely arrive are REALLY going to go fast!! Hubby and I expected her to give me one more monthly which would have put me at 32 weeks, but I think things changed slightly. Next appt I get my preadmittance package to fill out, then at 32 weeks I call and schedule my preadmittance/hospital tour date. Last year with Hailey, I went in at 35 weeks for the preadmittance paper work/tour/see the delivering Dr as that's when they did it, so I guess every 2 weeks it is now. Talk about making me realize that the end is very near, cause once I start these appts the last of the pregnancy just flies by.
Oh and I got all kinds of goodies from my NP . I was being nosey to see what was on the table in the room, and there as all sorts of info booklets etc, and I noticed an Enfamil sample nutrition kit for breastfeeding and supplementing moms. As she was looking around to see what all to give me, I had said "Oh, I see you have the formula samples for when the baby is born, those are very handy, we used those little bottles with Hailey" so she gave me one!!! In it, it has 4 of the Enfamil A+ bottles of formula you get in the hospital, 4 nipples to go on it, 2 breastmilk storage bottles, and a small box of the Vitamin D drops you're supposed to give a full term breastfeeding baby. I also got a 5 dollar off coupon for the formula, too! I'm sure I'll probably get another one along the way, and hopefully the hospital is nice and gives me some too. I absolutely LOVE those little bottles, they're very handy for when we're out etc. I breastfeed 98% of the time, but sometimes the odd little bit is nice, cause then hubby can feed. I know alot of people don't agree with that, but for us it works, especially if we had to leave baby with someone else, rather than getting a pump etc, we could leave baby with something we know they'll drink.
I also got my paper work to get my rhogam shot and to go in to drink my wonderful drink. Probably do that sometime next week. Not looking forward to fasting for 14 hours though. In order to get it done in a timely fashion, I'd have to stop eating/drinking at 6pm so that I can go in at 8am the next day when the lab opens and get it done. NOT looking forward to it.
All in all, was a good appt, however I don't think I'm ready for the end to be so near yet, probably because I JUST went through it all last year.
Glad to hear all is well, why are you fasting for the GTT test or is this something different?
Glad to hear everything went well. I think it will be good for you and baby to take it easy and relax a bit more, though I know it's hard when you have other kiddos to look after. At 32 weeks I start weekly appointments and I'm sure the time will just fly by once I get there.
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I'm with you 8 weeks doesn't seem so long anymore!
Sorry you're on "couch arrest" but it is for the best and you know that.
Oh, you reminded me that I have to pre-register for the hospital... best get on that.
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Oh, I WILL sit back and relax, if I don't she'll kick my husbands butt hahaha!
As for the fasting, they don't want you to eat or drink anything before drinking the "orange pop" as I call it for a more accurate reading. Alot of people eat or drink stuff that has alot of sugar in it and it throws off the results, thus making them do the 3 hour test, which i DON"T want, so I make sure I follow the fasting orders well lol.
I can't believe that I'm now on every 2 though, seemed like I had a while to go but I guess I"m in serious denial lol. And yes, freebies are awesome, especially when it's something I CAN use, such as the formula. Plus you just never know when you might run into issues where you can't bf etc, so I always welcome the samples and if I don't use them, as long as the expiry dates are good I donate them to the local food bank where I know they'll be appreciated and used.
Sounds like a great appt. It's always exciting to get on those 2 week appointments!!