Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pregnancy Update for Week 28

Ilse is kicking her Mommy with regularity, but so far it hasn't kept me awake.  I really kinda wish it would.  Wait.... should I be careful what I wish for?  :)

I am also pleased to report that I passed my glucola test, which means I don't have to take the three hour gestational diabetes test.  I am so thankful!  I am not a good eater and I was overwhelmed with the idea of such regular and set meals.  It's too much to contemplate and the good Lord spared me.  He didn't spare me by much, though.  The doctor considers 137 and below as normal, and what was my number?  137.  Yes, that's right.  I had decided to eat cereal that morning, and I am so glad I didn't drink the milk in the bottom of the bowl, and when I was still hungry, I'm glad I chose to eat popcorn instead of a yogurt. 

We are still watching my blood pressure, and I am drinking as much water as is humanly possible.

And if you want to know the knitty gritty....  I have discovered my least favorite part of pregnancy.  Don't read this if you don't like TMI. 

It's the peeing.  It's constant.  It's worse than constant.  I barely go and get my hands washed before I'm back in there again.  And one might say, Well, duh, Emily.  Drink less water!  But I can't.  I need it.  I crave it.  I feel like Tim's dad... he says there's nothing better than water, and by george, he's right.  I will keep myself hydrated if I make our water bill go up by hundreds!  And that, possibly, is why I'm measuring big.  It's not extra weight (the doctor said so!)  It's more likely the giant amounts of water I'm contributing to the amniotic fluid.  :)

Ok, TMI is over.

So early today when I got the call from the doctor's office, my heart just plunged.  They had told me they wouldn't call if my glucola test was normal.  The nurse asked how I was doing, and I told her that since she was calling, I guess I was doing worse than I thought.  But no!  She was calling because I'm apparently "a little bit anemic."  That's so much better than having to go do that horrendous three hour test.  So she told me to take an iron pill in addition to my prenatal, and I heroically refrained from telling her I haven't taken my prenatal in months... months, I tell you.  I simply couldn't remember it, and I was told that I only needed it for folic acid, which I get plenty of anyway with all of the fortified breads and cereals I eat.  But now I need it for iron, so I have to try to remember to take it, and my friend said she'd give me some iron pills that she has, so I'll take those too and possibly I won't have any more spells of dizziness and lightheadedness.  That would be nice.

I did buy some maternity clothes.  It was exciting frustrating.  And long.  I went to five stores, at least.  I found one pair of shorts and one skirt.  I'm thankful for them.  But all that walking made me tired and further fortified my decision not to go to the Arboretum tomorrow which, apparently, set off an international debacle.  Even Obama AND the Japanese emperor (can you imagine that he had the time for me with all that is going on over there?!?) called me to try to get me to go, but, I remain firm.  I shall stay home in cool comfort, with my enormous amounts of water close by and my wonderful potty in there just a room away. 

That's the update for week 28.  We're in the home stretch.  Ilse wants to come out and see mommy and daddy and Joey and Bam-Bam, but since she is a responsible girl, she'll wait a bit longer.  Good girl, Ilse Joy.  We love you!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you passed your glucose test! I remember being so afraid of that one. Sounds like you and Ilse are doing well. Is there any reason to be worried about your BP--or just the same concern everyone has during pregnancy? Glad it's still okay, and I sure hope you don't have the problem I had with it. You're funny, Em--I enjoyed the part about peeing and water and Mr. Obama. LOL


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