Tuesday, November 1, 2011

28 Week Appointment

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.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! You sound like me, I'm going to ask my Dr. tomorrow if we could possible schedule my c-section for 38 weeks 2 or 3 days. My reasons, so that Ella and Aubrey can have different Birth Months and since the 27th & 28th fall in EVERY month for month pictures. Ha! I know, I'm strange. =)Plus, if I have it on 39 weeks exactly they will only be a day apart, Feb 1st & 2nd. Awesome timing on our part, I know. =)