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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

A big ball of nerves

It's been a while since I've had a chance to blog, but since I'm on bed rest, I am finally able to find some time to catch up on life lately!  

We are currently at at 35.5 weeks along and I'm feeling okay. Around the 32 week mark, my Dr. diagnosed me with Gestational Diabetes.  I didn't pass my first Glucose test, but did pass the 3 hour test.  However, when I went in for my 32 week appointment, my Glucose levels were highly elevated, so my Dr. had me see a Dietitian to control my sugar & carb intake.  Definitely not an easy feat, but clearly it was needed.

The following week I saw the dietitian and she went over some healthy eating options, snacks & showed my how to take my blood sugar.  It's definitely been hard to give up all those tasty sweets, but I really do feel better.  I know that I can continue on this path until baby arrives...no matter how much those cookies call my name :)

Last week I had my 34 week check up.  Everything sounded great with baby, which is obviously the MOST important; however, I let my Dr. know that I'd been experiencing a fair amount of Braxton Hicks contractions.  Nothing painful, but definitely noticeable.  So, she decided to do an exam and much to my surprise, she stated that "baby was head down and fairly low and I was 2cm dilated".  Say what?  Obviously, I could stay that way until my scheduled c-section, but odds are, I won't make it that long.  Because of my progression, she decided it was best that I be put on bed rest.  

Bed. Rest.  

Ugh, I don't do "bed rest" well.  It's been tough being home as I feel like there are a million things I could/should be doing in preparation for the baby.  But, I also know that it's best for the babe to keep cookin' as long as possible.  

The hubby has stepped up SO much and pretty much takes care of everything at home.  I admit, I have done some cooking, but that's really about it as far as taking care of things around the house.  I guess taking it easy is about the best thing I can do for myself and baby right now.  Queue up the trashy TV!

I went in this morning for the 35 week appointment and the Dr. said that the baby has dropped even more from last week.  She said baby is head down & "pretty low".  She reiterated that if I feel any changes in my Braxton Hicks {i.e they are more frequent, last longer, or become painful} or my water breaks, that I need to get to the Hospital ASAP as she thinks things will progress "really fast".  To say that makes me a little nervous is a total understatement.  I hate the not-knowing of when/how things will happen, but I'm hopeful everything will work out perfectly {but feel free to throw some luck and good vibes my way}!

For now, I'm just trying to enjoy and take in these last days/weeks of pregnancy!  It's been a fun journey thus far and I'm thankful for this little blessing!

If you need me, I'll be on the couch catching up on some day-time TV :)

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