Monday, December 2, 2013

Baby Update - 32 Weeks!

How Big is Baby: Baby Asa is just under 4 lbs and just over 16 inches long, the size of a large jicama.

Maternity Clothes: Absolutely! Even those are getting tight and uncomfortable around the belly.

Sleep: What's that?! I have to sleep sitting up and then its sporadic because I get uncomfortable so easily.

Food Cravings: Blah. Nothing is really appealing to me lately. I'm more just eating because I know I have to instead of because things sound good.

Food Aversions: still enchiladas. blech.

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks, a lot more frequently. Pain in my cervix from the baby pushing against it.

Movement: All. the. time. no really. He starts moving at about 4am and doesn't stop til about midnight. There are a few quiet periods through the day, but for the most part he is just a very active little man.

What I'm Looking Forward to: Drinking. Just having my body back.

What I Miss: Sleeping. Being comfortable. Breathing.

Next Appt: December 16. We are at every 2 weeks now. I did have my appt today with my new doctor. It was a bit stressful for me, all doctors have different opinions on when certain medical issues become 'borderline' or things like that. So, for my previous doctor my blood pressure was never an issue, it was never high enough that my old doc mentioned anything. My blood glucose was good according to her from my 3 hour results. So I brought all of my medical records from the old doc to the new doc today and as we are sitting there she says 'oh I see you have had borderline high BP all pregnancy so we really need keep an eye on that'. Um, huh?! Today it was outrageously high mainly from me being pissed that I waited an hour past my appt time before they even called me back and then on top of that I was stressed about going to a new doc. Anyway, then we discussed my glucose tests and she said 'oh and you are borderline GD so you need to be eating a diabetic diet'. Wait, seriously?! From everything I have seen my levels were fantastic from the 3 hour test, not elevated AT ALL. I just don't get it. Then, she says towards the end of the appt, ok so if you even make it to January we will start seeing you 2ce a week until you go into labor unless something changes and we need to induce. Wait a damn minute. My due date is the END of January. What in the hell do you mean 'if I even make it to January'?!!! So, needless to say I'm completely stressed now because I thought I was doing great, not having high BP (which is what caused me to be induced with my daughter 9 years ago) and that my blood sugar was good. I'm not having any complications or anything else that had me worried and now I'm worried.

On the plus side, I do like the new doc but I just didn't want to hear all that! So the next appt is set and I will meet with her and then have an ultrasound. So that's my story and I'm stickin' to it!


  1. Good luck. Sorry the new doctor gave you stress. That isn't at ALL what you need... I hope she sandwiched some of those stress-inducing comments with good things.

    1. Thanks Amanda! I know, I couldn't believe she was laying all that on me. She did say how awesome I am doing at controlling my weight gain and that she's really pleased to see all of my other testing has come back wonderful.

  2. Looks like we're having the same symptoms! Yay for the final stretch, apart from the discomfort and the fast approaching D~Day, I can't wait to hold our little man but so not looking forward to getting him out! Sorry to hear you had a stressful dr.'s appt., for very educated people sometimes Dr.'s lack a little common sense and social tact! I hope the next appt. goes better and you can rest at ease for the remainder of your pregnancy!

    Katie @Owls & Monsters

    1. Hi Katie, I know what you mean! I'm so very done and over this pregnancy but I feel a bit more nervous about this delivery than I did with my first! Thanks, I'm hoping the next appt goes better too and I can't wait to see him on the ultrasound...something to look forward to ;)

  3. Getting so close, yay!!

    That doctor sounds pretty stressful and overly invasive, I guess there isn't any way you could find another one instead?


Thanks for leaving me a comment!