Friday, March 25, 2011

Liam Update

I had a checkup yesterday (I have them every other week right now, so it’s not a huge deal).  But yesterday’s checkup was fun.  First, we talked about my glucose screening numbers.  They were perfect—no signs of gestational diabetes.  I actually had to take the three hour test because I failed the original one hour.  I learned a valuable lesson that day.  When the doctor is going to be testing your blood sugar at your early afternoon appointment, drinking a glass of Cran-Grape juice with your lunch might not be advisable.  Andy is still laughing over that one.  I felt a little better when a sweet friend told me that she had just eaten a Blizzard before her test….we’re first time moms, we’ll figure these things out :)

Next, I got my OB PREP information.  I get to make our appointment to go tour the hospital and see the L&D floor and do all of our preregistering.  They gave me a book about the first weeks of your child’s life and all the changes that happen to your body.  Can I just say that I want to scan in every page and put it on an overhead for high school girls?  Like….okay, here’s how your body gets whack WHILE you’re pregnant—but then, once it’s over, there’s a whole new slew of crazy to contend with.  Best birth control ever.

As for Mr. L himself, he’s sounding fine and dandy.  His heartrate is good, she was watching him move around in my belly, and she said he’s appearing pretty healthy.  He was measuring a little on the large side (he measured at 33 weeks, and I’ll be 32 tomorrow) so she said we’ll watch that.  It was definitely all him…I hadn’t gained any weight since my last appointment.  And that’s about it.  I go back in two weeks.  We will have had our first childbirth class by then, and we’ll go tour the hospital sometime soon.

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