Just a little update on "baby sister"!
First of all,she does not have a name. I was kinda sure about one (Erik picked it),but then I changed my mind,and I want him to entertain some other options,but he ignores me when I try to talk about it lol. I left the baby book on the bed today trying to give him a hint,but it was a no-go. Luckily we have 12 weeks left to talk about it. :)
So,I'm 28 weeks,just entered the 3rd trimester,and I am doing GREAT! At my last doctor's appt,I was measuring at 28 weeks (2 weeks ahead),my blood pressure was 93/52!!! (normal is 120/80),and I have gained 7 pounds. I went to the lab this week,and took my gestational diabetes test for the second time. I had to take it early this time since I had GD with Julianna. In a normal pregnancy,you do it one time at 28 weeks. The drink is 50g of sugar,it taste like a very flat Sunkist (if you get the orange flavor). You have 5 minutes to drink it,and then you wait one hour for a blood draw to check your levels. The cutoff number is 135,if you go over,then you have to do a 3 hour test (same thing,but they take your blood 3x in 3 hours). At 12 weeks,my number was 133,so I passed by 2 points. When I went to my last appt. the doctor went ahead and gave me instructions for the 3 hour test,because she was pretty sure I'd fail. But,guess what? I didn't!!! I passed,with a 105!!!! God is so good. This is an amazing blessing that I was not expecting,and I could not be more thrilled about it. I don't have to do the test again,or do insulin,or restrict carbs for this pregnancy. I have been on cloud 9 about this,because having GD is no fun,really. Up next,I have an U/S to check on baby's growth (no 4 pounder this time),and then an appt. later this month.
Oh,and just for comparison,here is me at halloween with Julianna (26ish wks),and halloween with baby (27ish wks),what do you think?