On Friday I had my 28 week appointment. I double-teamed my appointments that day. I did my 1-hour glucose tolerance test in the morning before work and then had the appointment with my OB in the afternoon.
When I was pregnant with Jack I failed the 1-hour test miserably. It could be that I fasted beforehand which I didn't realize was not very smart. This time, I ate some scrambled eggs for breakfast before I drank the orange glucose solution. The results were available yesterday and if there was a problem my doctor was supposed to call me. Considering I haven't received a phone call, I will assume that I passed. Thank goodness because that 3-hour test is brutal. I got really sick when I had to take it the last time and I was not looking forward to doing it again this time.
My appointment was pretty routine. I had my blood pressure checked which was higher than usual. I typically run right around 110/65. Friday I was at 135/70. The nurse mentioned that she wanted to have my proteins checked to see if I had any in my urine. If I did, obviously, this is an issue. If not, then my blood pressure will be watched closely to make sure I don't have any underlying issues. The biggest concern they have is pre-eclampsia but at this point, since I haven't heard anything, I will consider no news as good news.
Up until Friday I had never asked about my weight gain or even looked at the scale to see how much weight I have gained. I told myself with this pregnancy I would go easy on myself and not track every single calorie like I did with Jack. I had high expectations of myself the last time and in the end, I was disappointed. This time, I want to have a healthy relationship with my weight and not worry unless the doctor says something to me specifically.
I asked. And I was very shocked at the answer. 14 pounds. I honestly thought it would be much much higher. By 24 weeks with Jack I had gained 16 pounds. So at 28 weeks I have gained 14. I am very happy with this. Of course, I know this could change dramatically and the scale could jump a huge number but for now, I am happy.
My OB and I talked about when I would deliver. He generally schedules routine c-sections for 39 weeks. I asked him if I would be allowed to schedule for a day earlier at 38 weeks 6 days. That is the 9th of January and a Monday. I don't have any valid reason other than it's a Monday and it would be easier on my mother-in-law's schedule (she is planning to take a week off when the baby comes) as well as Jack's daycare schedule. I realize that both of these are very stupid reasons and I should want to keep this baby put for as long as possible. That is why I was not disappointed when my OB explained that in the last couple of months the hospital changed its policy and they don't allow women to schedule a repeat c-section before 39 weeks.
This means Cal's official eviction date, if he hasn't made an appearance already, will be Tuesday January 10th. I like this date. First, it's a nice even number. Second, it's a Tuesday which is the same day Jack was born.
Mark my words: I have a sneaking suspicion that Cal is going to come earlier. Jack was 9 days early. I think Cal is going to be 10 days early. Not sure why I think that but that is my marked prediction. Now that I officially stated that, he will be right on time!
My last update is regarding my labs. At my lab appointment I was told all the blood work would be back Monday. My nurse said that if there were any results that were off (low iron, protein, I failed the glucose test, etc.) that they would call on Monday. Here it is Tuesday and I haven't heard anything. Like I said before, no news is good news!
I am officially 29 weeks pregnant today. 10 weeks to go! Holy shit.