How Far Along: 31 weeks
How Big is Baby: last week, at 30 weeks exactly, Baby Keytar was measuring 3 lbs. 2 oz. and measuring 15.9 inches at our ultrasound. He or she is in the 43rd percentile, which they say is perfect, especially because we do not want a large baby due to the gestational diabetes.
Gender: Not finding out (but we’re pretty sure it’s a boy.)
Baby’s Milestones This Week: Baby Keytar is plumping out this week and his/her organs are continuing to mature, especially his/her lungs which are growing stronger and stronger by the day.
Total Weight Gain: 25.5 lbs. I haven’t gained any weight since starting the gestational diabetes diet and exercise, but I’m told that’s normal, so I’m not going to worry as long as Keytar is measuring well.
Who We’ve Told About the Pregnancy: Most people know by now – I think
Maternity Clothes: yup!
Stretch Marks: I think I have a few new ones right above my belly button but they are light and small.
Sleep: not too bad! peeing a few times a night and switching sides due to sore hips but sleeping deeply in between.
Best Moment of the Week: Talked to the OB we will transfer to IF something happens and we have to transfer out of the birthing center. He was so great! He looked over my records and called me, while he was on vacation! The Perinatal place we have been going to wanted to monitor us like crazy and we had a crappy experience there last week. Our midwife thought they were overdoing it and stressing us out for no reason so she sent our records to Dr. L for another opinion. He thinks I am fine and do not need all the extra monitoring right now. We are switching Perinatal places as well, which is exciting, since the one we were going to did not communicate very well, stressed us out to the max, and made me feel like my baby is going to die at any second, even though every test and ultrasound has been perfect.
I also got an invitation in the mail today from my BFF for a baby shower for hubby and I in August! Yay!
We also had our car seat class this past weekend, which made everything seem very real!
Food Cravings: since I can’t eat sweets I’d have to say I’d love some sort of desert like cheesecake. OR pizza would do. But overall, not really craving anything too specific.
Food Aversions: none
Symptoms: big belly moving around like a bowl full of jelly; gestational diabetes
Labor Signs: NOOOOO!!!! Stay away!
Belly Button In or Out: almost out! the sides are popping out but the middle hasn’t yet.
Wedding Rings On or Off: Off! I took it off before we left for NJ. Walking in the heat made my fingers swell enough that I decided to just take it off and put it in a safe place until baby is born.
Mood: pretty good, although I have days that I am annoyed by the schedule of this diabetes management, but overall, I’d have to say I’m in a pretty great mood. How can I not be? I am pregnant.
Movement: Yup! Lots of squirminess and hiccups are a new thing that happen now. Sooo cute but I feel bad for Keytar because we all know hiccups are no fun.
What I’m Looking Forward To: My parents coming to visit next month and the baby shower! But right now I just want time to go by slowly because my hubby has to go back to teaching in 2 weeks and I don’t want him to! He is my personal chef and my rock throughout the day while I deal with this stupid gestational diabetes crap.
What I Miss: I miss not having to count carbs and test my blood.
Nesting: Still checking things off the list around the house! Dying to get started on the baby quilt!