27.

27.5

This week hasn't been much better than the last in terms of "feeling better". My fever is gone and the congestion is a little better...but I have absolutely no energy. Just like with the last pregnancy, turns out I have a slight case of Anemia again. That coupled with the remaining bits of the flu is kicking my butt. I can barely keep my eyes open or keep my thoughts straight over the past few days. 

Earlier this week I went in for my glucose testing, and received a phone call this afternoon that my results came back abnormal. Of course it would. Since I'm in need of more blood being taken as if I haven't had enough over the past week, I now have to go in tomorrow to do the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I can't eat or drink anything past midnight tonight until the test is complete tomorrow morning around 11am. As annoying as this screening is, I'm hoping that I don't have gestational diabetes as I don't need another thing to worry about over the next few weeks....and speaking of over the next few weeks, I only have just over 12 left before Grey shows up. The anticipation and nervousness (on my end ) is getting real around these parts. 

I did have a brief conversation with my doctor about my birthing plan. I told him no epidural. I went through the entire labor process with Jolie and lived to tell about it, so I know I can do it again. He was telling me about another other pain medication that can be given through IV, but he says it usually wears off towards the end. But if I remember correctly, that's the part that really hurts - towards the end when you barely get a break between contractions. If that's the case, I don't think I need that either. Au natural is my plan, but of course I'm open to a different course of action if things change.

Doc also made me note the fact that Grey is going to triple in weight during these last few weeks! Triple! This kid is all over the place - kicking, punching, tumbling, going for afternoon walks in my uterus...I mean really...

The Baby Shower is creeping up and I accomplished nothing regarding the event this week, although truly there's not much to do. I just need to order the favors and secure the helium tank for the balloon designs that my sister is doing for the centerpieces...and Papa Bear has yet to spray paint the picture frames as I've been asking him to do over the last month ( men ). Oh and the outfit...ugh...that's an entirely different story - I'm so annoyed...

More updates to come when I can remaster the skill of keeping my eyes open for more than 10 minutes at a time... :)

3 comments :

kimvan said...

Hang in there lady and keep positive a su go thru. keepin u in my prayers

Kimani Fisher said...

While I'd switch with you in a heartbeat, I will say picking an outfit has got to be the hardest part of anything, lol. You know how we do - so if you need help, you better call me while I'm still unemployed bro!

Ro said...

awwww look at you.. :-)
so excited to hear/see the shower.
my plan was def to go natural but my blood pressure said otherwise...my contraction were coming so fast and hard i couldn't keep up...
after those hours even if my doc had not of made me get it...i think i would have asked for it.
i admire the strength it takes and encourage you 1000%

hope u get to feeling better time is going by sooo very fast!!

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