I can’t believe I have already hit 29 weeks. I keep thinking that the rest of this pregnancy seems so long, but then realize another week has completely passed. I had my regular OB appointment last week and had to do my gestational diabetes test. Fortunately, I got the call yesterday that I passed. Since I have PCOS, I know I can be more prone to it and more prone to diabetes in general, so it’s always a little bit of a concern to me. I haven’t had it in any of my three pregnancies though, so am grateful for that.
I also have an MFM appointment next week and it might be my last one with them. I both look forward to being discharged and don’t want to be discharged from them. Everything has looked great up until this point, so there is really no reason to continue going, but the extra monitoring is certainly nice. Overall, it has been a pretty boring couple of weeks pregnancy wise and it feels really good to say that.
Over the weekend, I also had my baby shower.
I had several people cancel the day before and morning of and was worried that no one would come. But we still had a great turnout and it was so great to see everyone. I had debated about whether I should have one or not, but am really glad I did. It was nice to see how supportive and kind everyone is about this baby. And she deserves to be celebrated just as much as the other two. The thoughtfulness that went into all of the gifts was amazing and just the emotional support as well. It is nice to know that there are people who are there every step of the way through this pregnancy.
Now the next milestone I have coming up is the 32-week mark.
This is when we lost our angel daughter. It was a lack of movement that alerted me to the problem, and I had to be induced since my body hadn’t gone into labor yet. Even though I have never had premature labor or anything, I still have a huge fear of it happening. I am so worried about going into early labor and there being a problem with the pregnancy at the end. It has been so smooth up until this point and I have found myself starting to relax a lot more. But, I definitely still have those worries in the back of my mind.
The other fun thing I have coming up is my maternity pictures. Those will be done at the end of April and I am really looking forward to them. I was disappointed that I did not get them done with our angel daughter. I had them scheduled, but then all the chaos happened and we ended up not getting them done. Even though we lost her, those are still something I really wish I had. So, I want to ensure that I get them done this time. We plan to incorporate Jasmine in them in some way and I can’t wait to see how they turn out.
Other than that, I just have my every two week appointments now and I hope they continue to be boring and straightforward.
I don’t want any surprises here at the end since the rest of the pregnancy has been fairly smooth. I will say it’s been super hard to sleep at night because I lay on one side and deal with sciatic pain and if I lay on the other side, I deal with heartburn. Along with some of the insomnia that has started. But, I will gladly deal with all of that to safely bring this baby home.