Thursday, June 24, 2010

General update 1/2 for today (25w5d)


I have sucked at posting...i know. A few things have happened since last time I wrote, and I have an appointment today to see how our Nano is doing. (Picture to the right is an overhead shot of my belly poking out at 25w3d pregnant).

First of all... at 23w3d pregnant I got to SEE Nano move for the first time while sitting on the couch watching TV. It had to have been a foot or a hand because it was just a small area on my stomach that pushed up 3x or so in conjunction with the kicks I was feeling inside. Such a cool thing to see! Since then I have been noticing it more and more often and it's more visible than a subtle shift....now I can see it out of the corner of my eye. Nick has yet to SEE Nano move but is still getting to feel him/her. Nano is now big enough where if I am laying in bed I can see a lump on the side where the baby is and Nick and I can feel a big hard lump in my belly where the baby is pressing against. Pretty neat.

My belly button is getting shallower and shallower. I don't know if it will ever actually pop out but it's still weird to see it shrinking!

I had to take my 1 hour gestational diabetes glucose test last Friday (24w6d). It was a frustrating experience and I was very hormonal. I had to wait 50 minutes just to drink the orange drink. They said the nurse would be out in a few minutes but she never came and several people who checked into the lab after me went before me...including another pregnant lady who was getting the same thing done. Then, I had to sit and wait ANOTHER hour just to get it read. I was starving and shaky since I hadn't eaten anything since dinner the night before and it was 10am by the time I got breakfast. I was supposed to get the results on Monday from my doctor and finally called at 4:30pm when I hadn't heard from them. They said they didn't have the results and it may take a week, which was not OK with me. So, I called Lab corp directly the next morning and got a guy to manually override the fax machine and send a copy of my results to my doctor (apparently they sent them Saturday but were never received). About 15 minutes later I got a call from my doctor with the results. My gestational diabetes test came back "normal and everything looked good." I was SO happy for those words because I was fearing the worst in my head. I had craved sweets for the first time in pregnancy the entire week before the test (and you are supposed to avoid sweets) so I thought that would make me fail. Also, I am obese and have a higher chance of getting GD because of that as well. Praise the Lord I am fine!

In other news, we are making headway on the house...probably one more weekend of painting is needed and then we can put in the kitchen cabinets/counter and lay the flooring for the house. I am so hoping to be in there by mid/late july. I want to set up the nursery really bad! :)

Hawaii is in 2 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is Nick's and my first vacation since our honeymoon and we are so incredibly excited to go. It works out as a great "baby-moon" too since the baby will be here in less than 100 days (give or take a week or two). I am looking forward to laying on the beach, relaxing, and spending some much needed downtime with my love. He has been working so hard for our family and every free moment is spent on house/baby/side jobs it seems. I am really excited Nick can just take a break from everything and slow life down a bit.

Like I said, I have an OB appt this afternoon so I will have more updates on Nano then. :) Stay tuned to another short post this evening.

~Heather

1 comment:

Melissa Lull said...

Yay!! I will miss you while you're in Hawaii! Can you still receive texts or would you just like to get away from it ALL? hehehehe. I would. haha. Anyway, we will have to get together when you two get back. I will be back from Arizona on the 10th of July, just in time to help you guys start moving stuff into your new place! Also Shara's moving in the week I get back too. When do you two return from blessed Hawaii? Talk to you soon friend!!