I can’t believe that in one week I will be in the third trimester! Can I just tell you that being pregnant goes by really really fast? And there’s still so much to do, but I’ve got 12 weeks right? Well, hoping Sheffy stays in there for that much longer anyway.
I had my glucose test yesterday — which I failed. I’ll find out today if I need further testing. I’m not going to lie — I was pretty upset about it. Nadine talked me off the ledge by reassuring me that it had nothing to do with my habits, and only my hormones, AND by reminding me that I was seeing Dave Chapelle (AWESOME, by the way). I can’t thank the blogging gods enough for bringing that girl to me. Also, that drink is not nearly as bad as all the stories I’ve heard. I got the orange kind, and it just tasted like a really really sweet and flat Orange Crush.
Baby is also lying in transverse (sideways across my belly) position right now, which is apparently normal before 28-30 weeks, so I’m just hoping that he’ll turn soon. His heartbeat was slightly irregular, but going strong at 149 bpm. I’m actually measuring a week behind, but I’m pretty sure that’s because I’m tall and I’ve got more room to put him. But then again, I’m not a doctor. We got to see his face, which is the shot they were looking for. No cleft lip — hooray!! And he put on quite the yawning show for us.
I’m feeling pretty ok — Sheffy’s kicks are getting stronger, and since he’s all up on my lungs and ribs, it’s making it a little harder to get up the stairs and do my workouts. The exhaustion has come back, but I guess that’s to be expected. I’ve had a couple nose bleeds and my gums have bled a few times, but nothing of extreme concern. I’ve been incredibly emotional lately — and I can’t figure out if it’s the pregnancy, or if the reality of everything is finally starting to set in.
We are this close to finishing the basement — we are putting the floors in this week/weekend, and then we will finally be able to start moving furniture down there to FINALLY start getting the nursery ready. The in-laws are coming up to help move the furniture and paint Sheffy’s accent wall before we put in new carpet.
I really still can’t believe there are only 12 weeks left until I get to meet this little guy!