Wednesday, February 13, 2013

18 weeks and 3 days

Here we are at 18 weeks and 3 days! It's amazing to get to this point.

This week has been an okay one compared to last week, I barely had to time to blink last week with the amount of work and things I had to get done, parent/teacher conferences, etc. It was a week that went quickly but was so busy by the end of the week, I just wanted to crash out.

I had to do the 3 hour glucose tolerance test on Saturday. YUCK!!! I had taken the 1 hour test in January and failed it so the OBGYN wanted me to do the 3 hour test to make sure I hadn't developed gestational diabetes. This is not a fun test at all. You have to fast beforehand, then take a blood draw, drink the nasty overly-sugary drink (seriously, this stuff is toxic!), then sit for an hour, blood draw, sit for another hour, blood draw, sit for another hour, blood draw, and then you are finally done. By the time I was done, I was STARVING!!! Thankfully, the test came back normal. Unfortunately, I will still have to do the test again at about 28 weeks to monitor for gestational diabetes. Stupid insulin resistance that it making me do this gross test.

We have the 20 week appointment set up for the anatomy scan and to check her gender (we still think she's a she, but we will see for sure!). We are very excited about this, not just for checking her gender, but to see her development to make sure she is growing well.

Onto the weekly update:

How far along? 18 weeks and 3 days
Total weight gain: Working on eating often to help with this since I am still down 11.5 pounds since becoming pregnant
Maternity clothes? that's what I am fitting into right now, all maternity pants
Stretch marks? No new ones
Sleep: I bought a pregnancy sleeping pillow which seems to be helping some with the sleeping issues, a few more hours of sleep makes a huge difference for me
Best moment of the week: Spending the day with Aaron on Saturday for our Valentine's Day celebration - we went shopping for baby girl, had a nice lunch, and just spent the day together.
Miss anything? Not really
Movement: Still intermittent movement - every now and then I think I feel her moving around
Anything making you queasy or sick: No more queasy!! Thank goodness
Gender prediction: We are going with girl until we are told otherwise
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: strong smells is the killer one for me right now
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? the rings are on, most of my bloat is gone
Happy or moody most of the time? lately is a flip-flop between happy and sad. 
Looking forward to: my mini-vacation to Chicago this weekend to visit family, it's been a stressful few weeks and having a small break will be amazing.

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