Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Baby #2, weeks 27-28

I didn't think I would make it out alive after these past 2 weeks but alas, I made it. Up until around 24 weeks I kept telling Jon I just don't feel super pregnant and the next week I ate my words. Sciatica kicked in, I gained more weight, and boy do I feel pregnant. The thought of having Lucy has been far off in my mind but it's inching closer and we are getting anxious and excited!

Taken this morning, 28w3d

  • I had my 28 week appointment yesterday and she is measuring beautifully. All along we thought she was going to be a peanut based on how small I was but she is proving us wrong. All around she is measuring in the 83rd % with a whopping 97th % head like her brother! Thank God for C sections. She weighs 3lb 2oz and has a fuzzy head of hair. 
  • Gained 19lbs (gained 20lb with Ford at this point so neck and neck)
  • Bad news. I have gestational diabetes again. Womp womp. I barely failed the 1 hour test with Ford (my doctor doesn't perform the 3 hour test) and adjusted my diet and did a fasting blood sugar test and the appointments following. Well, I failed by a lot more this time around. I just have very healthy placentas! I am bummed because I love sweets and it'll be hard to give them up but I loved having a big and healthy GD baby who ate and slept great from the beginning. Let's hope the same for Miss Lucy!
  • The past few weeks have been really hard on my body because I've had extreme sciatica. I had random back pain with Ford but this has been handicapping and I put myself on bed rest for a few days last week because I physically could not walk. It was a rough couple of days because I also couldn't pick up Ford but luckily I had help from my mom, sister, grandparents, and of course Jon. Ford was so sweet and would pat my back and kiss me and say "mama", he knew I was hurting. I finally got some relief and although I am not 100% back to normal, I feel great compared to the pain last week. 
  • I take 1/2 a Zofran pill at night before bed and that seems to get me through 24 hours sickness free. 
  • I've never really suffered from allergies and the past few days have sucked. Austin is BAD for season allergies and I have fallen Victim. I am taking Clairitin once a day and using essential oils (lemon, lavender, peppermint, RC, Breathe Again) to combat. 
  • Heart palpitations come with the territory and those are hard to manage. There are times I am laying in bed at night and feel like I just ran a marathon. Cold water and deep breaths are the only things that seem to work. pre
  • Lucy's closet and drawers are almost fully stocked! We have received so many hand me downs and bags of clothes to borrow from friends that I am not sure she will ever get around to wearing all of them! 
  • We put up a few decorations in the nursery and hung curtains, I plan on hanging some more stuff in the next couple of weeks so I can take pictures.
  • Jon and I are going on our babymoon TOMORROW! As much as I will miss my munchkin, I look forward to spending some QT with my baby daddy and relax, relax, relax. 

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