I have so much to tell you from this week, so I will dive right in. The best part of my week included getting my glucose test results back. My midwife described them as perfect! No gestational diabetes for me. 🙂 She sent me the lab results to keep in my records, and it said my level was 4.7 (if it’s greater than 7, they do the 2 hour fasting test). So relieved!
Along with that was my midwife appointment. We discussed different things, like preparing our parents for the type of parenting we’ll be doing now rather than waiting until the issues come up after the baby arrives. More on that later. She checked where the baby is lying, and at the moment, baby boy is breech. 😦 I figured this was the case because the kicks I feel are always low and never up near my ribcage. He still has time to turn, though, so I’m hoping he will before 34 weeks. When she checked the heartbeat with the doppler, it was just slightly irregular. She said this is nothing to worry about but something to keep an eye on. I told her if she’s not concerned then I’m not concerned. If we continue to see this, she will discuss it with the ob’s at the hospital and see if they want me to get another ultrasound (not something I want, but if it’s to make sure he’s safe, then so be it).
Another exciting thing that came about was one of my breasts began producing colostrum! It may seem silly, but I’m excited for this. My mom had trouble breastfeeding (in fact, she only breastfed us all for 3 weeks), so any signs pointing toward good milk production and breastfeeding=okay in my book.
This past weekend, I was a bridesmaid in one of my friend’s weddings. It was different than any wedding I’ve been to up to this stage, but it was still beautiful. I will say that being pregnant and a bridesmaid is a lot more tiring than I anticipated. We started with hair and beauty appointments at 9 a.m. and hub and I finally left the wedding at 9 p.m (I felt so rude but just really needed to rest at that stage). Anyway, my feet were swollen the rest of the weekend (just call me cankles).
28 weeks cravings: SUGAR! Because my midwife had me on the special diet, I had to cut back and cut out sugar for the week preceding my glucose challenge test. Oh man, I missed it. The night of the best, I ate a cupcake and some candy corn and immediately regretted it because I felt so sick from all the sugar.
Aversions: None really.
Symptoms: Hip pain, colostrum leak, breast tenderness, feet swelling, braxston hicks
Hope you all have a great week!