Update on the Preggo & Stowaway

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Update on the Preggo & Stowaway
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Mon, 06-15-2009 - 5:53pm

I'm at the door of 26 weeks pregnant, which translates to something like the 6th month? I dunno, I am just counting down till September at this point. As in "How much longer am I carting the additional interior human before she's exterior and making noise, messes and cute faces?" I am not built to carry this extra weight and I'm very much waddling these days, except my tummy isn't directing traffic nearly as much as the other pregnant women I see.
So, I had the one hour glucose tolerance test today and now I have to go do the three hour test (the torturous one). I would have liked to have gotten a baseline fasting level taken first but they didn't do that. In the end, my blood sugar was 156 and they like it to be 138 (I think that's the number she said). Plus my iron is a little low. I am not looking forward to this 3 hour test. I had to have it when I was pregnant with my ds14. I was in the clear with that one, but I don't like it one bit.
All this probably explains why I have been craving protein like I have been. I am normally a baked goods kind of girl, but I have had absolutely no interest in chocolate, or sweets in general. All I want is savory stuff.
On the bright side of my day, after my appointment I went to McDonald's for lunch (really *wise* since my blood sugar was testing high huh? LOL I took my fries home to the kids.) and as I was finishing my burger, a guy came over to ask why I was sitting alone, and then realized I'm pregnant lol. I am not sure if he initially aimed at flirting with me or something but it was unexpected. I refilled my drink on the way out, and thanked him for stopping to greet me because it was not the most thrilling of days for me. We talked for a few minutes and I left. I once again visited my new favorite consignment store and found 3 more nursing tops. I think I'm very well set on nursing tops so that I don't have to wear the same one every other day lol. I have 8 now, so I think I'm good. With dd7, she was born in May, so I didn't mind the air on my skin as much since it was warm. I'm due in September and expect to be nursing through cooler weather. There's not enough meat on my bones for me to expose skin. Plus I can likely stay in the pew during church and nurse her without having to be blatantly obvious about it, and without feeling like I'm missing Mass. There is a couch and a couple chairs in the Bride's Room at church where the EM's don their albs, and you can hear Mass in there, but it's not the same to me.

Anyway, that's what we have going on at the moment in terms of the pregnancy. I'm not even going to start commenting on ds15's progress or lack of it with virtual school.

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

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~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your
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Tue, 06-16-2009 - 7:47am

Good luck on the 3 hour test!

 

Ann, married to my best friend since June 5, 1999

Happy Mom to 4 boys:  Phillip (9/00), Kevin (5/02), Matthew (10/03) and Jonathan (7/06).  And 1 Girl

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Tue, 06-16-2009 - 6:49pm

Oh, yuck! I'm sorry about the glucose screen. The one hour one is bad enough, but to have to do the 3? UGH! At least you know what to expect for it since you've done it before. When do you have to do 3 hour? I hope you pass with flying colors!

How cute that the guy stopped by to chat you up at McDs! That's pretty flattering! Was he surprised to see that you were preggers? I would have loved to see his face. What a cute story! I have never noticed anyone checking me out. I'm too busy to notice, and I never thought anyone ever would until BIL pointed out some guy in a coffee shop to me. I seriously will walk into a place on a mission and barely give anyone a second look. :S

I can't believe you are already at the 26 week mark! You're almost there!








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Tue, 06-16-2009 - 11:23pm
Funny thing, I was wearing a sleeveless shirt that says "COMING THIS FALL" on it.
I was able to schedule the test for Friday morning at 8 am. HOPEFULLY the guys won't let me oversleep and I get there in time. I didn't pick any earlier time than that because I know I won't be awake any earlier lol.
I can only guess that I've been craving the savory stuff because my body already recognizes that my blood sugar isn't normal. Typically I want nothing but baked goods.
~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
--old Irish blessing

Irish siggy courtesy beaches59

~Trish

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your