Bee Bop

Friday, August 19, 2011

Well, baby girl was working out or dancing or something this morning! Her heartrate was in the 160's! My appointment time was 11:15, and I didn't get called back until almost a half hour later, and I could feel her squirming around the whole time. That feeling will never get old, that is for sure.

I was kind of hesitant to hop on the scale this time, but I was pleasantly surprised- no weight gain in the last 3 weeks! Yay!! I have changed my diet some to generally follow some glucose intolerance suggestions (since I failed both the 1-hr glucose test and the 1-hr draw of the 3-hr test), so maybe I have been eating slightly less and/or more balanced meals. Either way, I am happy to be at +19lbs at 33w3d. I do feel like my belly has grown, though, so it would seem that baby girl is still getting what she needs!

When the tech checked my blood pressure it was 146/82 (gulp). I knew that was highish, but she didn't say anything about it. She took the hospital pre-registration form that I'd brought with me- holy moley, are we really pre-registered in the birthing suite?!?!?!

My belly measures exactly on target, and baby girl is head down and pretty low, so midwife thinks she will probably be head down for the duration. So happy about this! We do some deep squats in yoga that really encourage babies to move down, and so you aren't really supposed to do them if the baby is breech. So I was very interested to confirm that she is head down- I thought she might be, but it was nice to hear it this morning.

Like I mentioned above, she was moving all around so her heartrate was up, but it didn't seem like the midwife thought that was a problem of any kind. I am sure that baby girl will take a nice long nap later on and then I will want her to be moving around again!!

My midwife said she wanted to recheck my blood pressure, so I laid on my side.... 122/68! Such a relief!

I have another appointment in 2 weeks, and then I start going every WEEK. That is just unbelievable. I am so grateful to be here- I have loved being pregnant, and as much as I want to meet our baby, I can't wait to be pregnant again! Haha :)

And I just have to say that I love our dogs. There is some random guy doing door-to-door sales right now in our neighborhood (I saw his car yesterday, and it peaked my interest because the county on the license plate is from my hometown, like a 9 hour drive from here....weeeeeeeeeird), and they just went crazy (inside) when he came to our door. Of course I went and looked out the window on the side of the door and waved him away (while they were both barking and jumping and standing on their hind legs- there is no doubt that there are dogs here who will stand up for their fort!); I had to get a look at him so I can describe him to police....because of course those people always creep me out- and to add insult to injury, I caught him glancing in my car windows on his way down our driveway. Move along, creepo! I have two dogs that would love to defend their pregnant mama and their home turf!


Bridget said...

Sounds like everything is going well with you and baby girl! I wish I was only up 19 pounds- good for you!

Melissa said...

Weirdo! I'm glad you didn't open that door!

hooray to baby and Momma!

myjourneythruinfertility said...

what wonderful news- so happy for you!

Erica said...

One thing I learned the "hard way." Ask for the larger blood pressure cuff. At least for me, I get to a certain weight in pregnancy that the regular cuff starts giving falsely elevated readings. The larger cuff will never give a false low reading, so there is no reason not to use it. I can't believe what stress was alleviated for me by that little change. Hopefully you won't need to worry at all, but keep it in mind just in case. Glad to hear all is well!

Coco said...

Yay! Everything is going so well! I am so happy for you! :) Sorry about the creepy guy. The last door to door guy that gave me problems was actually from a home security place and kept asking all sorts of inappropriate questions. when he didn't get the hint I casually let him know that I do have a shotgun and wouldn't hesitate to use it. Haha. He left rather quickly and didn't come back. ;)

One Who Understands said...

So happy everything is going so well. You are in the home stretch!

Praying for Hope said...

I love reading about your experiences with the LO. It brings back a lot of good memories.