Monday, August 4, 2008

29w2d: UPDATES!

Hi, everyone!

Just thought I'd post a little update on Bunny and I as we rapidly approach 30 weeks - or 75% of a "full" pregnancy!

First, from the insane baby to-do list. I never updated ya'll when our niece left after her four week visit early last week...but we made TREMENDOUS progress while she was here! Our list started with 108 items and swelled to 114...and honestly, it's probably nearer to 125 at this point, but I stopped adding items. In any case, of the 114, here's where we are:

Achieved: 81
In progress: 24
Remaining: 9

Of those in progress, most are of the organizing sort, and I simply haven't had time to return to them in the past week or so. Of those remaining, none are critical pre-baby. We'd still like them all done at the soonest possible date...but ALL critical items have been accomplished.

For our tile floors upstairs, we still have to put the sealant down, but that's a fast project...hopefully to be accomplished this week.

YAHOO for accomplishments!

Second, from my check-up this week. We did our gestational diabetes test today and boy was that liquid hard to drink! I have an awful gag reflex...taking pills kills me, which sucks since I have to take like 5 every night. And sicky sweet tastes...yeah, I was shoving a fist in my mouth to keep from throwing up, reminding myself that if I puked, I'd have to start all over again. For some reason, I thought I'd get results from this test right away, but the bloodwork won't be back for a day or two. Drinking the liquid made me instantly shaky. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but I actually shook most of the time I was at the doctor today, as if I had the chills. Sitting here at work on my lunch break, I'm still a bit shaky.

We got an instantaneous and strong heartbeat today with the doppler...no hunting around for baby this time! She's been a violent bugger the past week...moving constantly and actually causing pain. Yeesh! I love feeling her move...but doubling over just isn't much fun.

Had my first internal exam in several visits and everything looks well on that front, although the expression on my husband's face was priceless. He'd never admit it, but he doesn't do so well with medical stuff. Had to get up and walk away when I had blood drawn...for me, that's old hat, since I have blood drawn at least once a month and have experienced needles at least that often for years. I can't wait to see him in the delivery room. Three years ago, when my ovarian cysts burst and I was in the ER, he paced frantically and routinely demanded that nurses and doctors get into my room now to check on me.

We also signed various consent forms today, as a precaution. They were for cord blood banking (we're not doing), delivery by natural birth and delivery by Ceasarian birth. The doctor likes to have these on file so that if we find ourselves at L&D far ahead of schedule, we won't have to worry about paperwork then. I've indicated natural birth as my preference (aided by pain meds, thank you very much) but consented to surgical intervention if the situation deems that the only logical and feasible option.

That's about all, house wise and baby wise, on our front! We took a new picture last night and I'll post it shortly. I still need to tell ya'll about my baby shower - I haven't forgotten; it's just been a busy few days.

For more updates outside of house and baby stuff, check out my MASSIVE UPDATE over at Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Have a great day!

Love,

~FM~

2 comments:

Gia said...

Holy Crap!!! You are in the double digits now!!!

Nicole said...

WOOHOO Youre just about 30 weeks, thats so great! And I love that youve gotten such a tremendous amount of progress done in the last month! (Hooray for helpful nieces!)
Hope everything keeps going well, and that the glucose test comes back negative - that would be no fun. Even worse than getting kicked in the ribs.