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.