Sunday, December 20, 2009
Eek... 32 Weeks
Okay, it is starting to get scary... I am so happy to only have two months left. Actually, the good news from this month is that my doctor has consented to induce me at 39 weeks if I want. So, that makes me closer to having this baby in six weeks. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! I know that a week doesn't make that much of a difference, but to me it is everything. I don't know if it is because it took us so long to get pregnant, the fact that I am more sore this time around, or the fact that because I am already mother I just want her here, but regardless, I am DYING to have this pregnancy over with. I don't remember being this anxious with Jack. Anyway, I love that my doctor is so open ( and that she is pregnant 2 weeks behind me) so that I am able to have Savannah here a week early. I know some people don't agree with that, but I have never been afraid of having the baby early... I think as long as it is after 37 weeks bring it on! :)
Anyway, I am thankful that it is the holidays because I think that is making it go by a little faster. I am excited for the new year, taking down the decorations and getting her room ready. Hopefully, all of those preparations will speed January along. That is partly why we have done NOTHING in preparation so far.
I am now onto my doctors appointments every two weeks. After gaining nothing from about 24 weeks until 28 weeks... of course in the last month I have gained about 7... I knew it was coming. That brings my grand total to about 24lbs... I am hoping for only 10 more, but I know that she is growing more than ever so I am trying to be really good. I am still working out. It is getting harder and harder however... The only thing that gets me there some days is the thought that I will lose my fitness if I stop so I plug on ahead. I always feel better after I work out though so I will do it as long as I can. Hopefully, to the very end. She is moving around like crazy all the time, growing well and has a strong heartbeat at every doc appointment. My doc appointments have been going okay, I guess. I passed my glucose test, although they said it was on the higher end of normal. I have to have it retested in a week. They are still a little concerned that I tested positive on the "syphilis" test at the beginning of my pregnancy. I guess this test is called "C-Reactive Protein" and the reason you test positive for it is: 1-- you are pregnant, but I guess this isn't very common, although I see it everywhere online, 2-- you have Lupus... which I and my doc highly DOUBT I have, 3-- you have some acute infection/inflammation in your body, which according to what I have read online can be caused by exercising or being pregnant, 4-- you have a blood clotting disorder... blah, blah, blah. In addition to being fed up with this pregnancy, I am also fed up with doctors! I have spent far too much time in the doctors office over the last 1.5 years! Anyway, I really think I tested positive on this test because I am pregnant and nothing more, but my doctor wants to make sure I don't have this blood clotting thing (or "sticky blood"). I guess it is good she is making sure. I am going to have all that blood work done on my next appointment. The only reason I am even mentioning this is because I want to remember for the next pregnancy... It seems that I had something like this during my pregnancy with Jack, but because I didn't keep good records and my doc didn't make a big deal about it, I can't remember. Oh, and I am anemic. All I have to say is just give me my baby and let me get back to normal!!!!
MANTRA: SIX AND A HALF WEEKS TO GO!!!!!!