I can’t believe that I am already at the 30 week mark. It’s crazy to think that within 10 short weeks, I will be holding my baby girl. I guess you could say that I am still in a state of shock, as I never imagined myself having a baby. Now I can’t believe that I ever felt that I didn’t want children.
B and I had a doctor appointment on Friday, and it went well. However, because I am high risk, I must now start seeing the doctor every week. Starting at week 32, I will see the doctor every week to do a non stress test. A non stress test is what it is called when they hook up to the monitor to see what the baby is doing.
Also starting at 32 weeks, I will be doing a biweekly ultrasound. When a mother has gestational diabetes, the doctor prefers to do an ultrasound every two weeks in order to get accurate measurements on the baby. This is to make sure that she isn’t growing too fast or not fast enough. They will also measure other things to make sure all organs are developing properly. Because I am at high risk for Preeclampsia, they want to make sure that there are no issues.
In addition to both of these appointments, I will also begin seeing the doctor for a regular check up every two weeks. This is normal at this stage of pregnancy, but it is still a little bit stressful. I will miss work to go to my appointments, and it’s a lot of extra driving to make the trip weekly for the appointments.
As of right now, the gestational diabetes is still under control, although I have not been the best at keeping up with my sugar checks. I have worked out what foods I can and cannot eat, and I have stuck to my diet. I just suck at remembering to check my sugars. Due to the diet I am on, I still have not gained a single pound since the beginning of my pregnancy. Hopefully I can keep that under control in the next ten weeks. That is my goal!
B and I can’t wait to hold our girl, and we are so glad to have had mostly smooth sailing up to this point. Hopefully, it continues to be smooth sailing.
Love to all,