Hey folks, well we are passed the half way mark and sitting at 25 weeks and one day. This morning I had my doctors appointment and glucose test done. We met a new O.B. doctor today and are starting to make the rounds on meeting the doctors that could potentially delivery our baby. Prior to this we have been doctoring with our awesome CPN and we will continue to see her for some of our appointments. This O.B. doctor was very nice and very caring and I would be thrilled to have him deliver our baby. Where we are doctoring whoever is on call that day will deliver our baby so hopefully it is one that we feel comfortable with.
Baby is doing very well, heart beat is sitting in the upper 140's and my blood pressure is nice and healthy. Head to heel baby measures at 13 1/2 inches and weights 1 1/2 pounds. For my short torso self there is no hiding my pregnancy. I am measuring ahead of schedule at 27 weeks versus 25 weeks but as of right now our due date is still December 19th. I told Ryan I can really feel the baby up by my rib cage and measuring ahead would explain that, my uterus is right about there. Baby is very active! Around 23 weeks is when Ryan was able to start to feel the kicks and at 24 weeks I could visibly start seeing the baby's movement on the outside! Talk about a weird, but very cool thing to see! I'm still amazed that have this blessing growing inside of me and every bit of movement I feel makes me thank the good Lord above that he put us on this path. I have had no issues with my placenta previa so far and will go for my follow up ultrasound at 32 weeks to check that. I'm still doing crossift 5-6 days per week and loving every minute of it! I even have moments where I will get a big burst of energy and I almost feel like my old self again at crossfit.
Besides a normal baby check up, I also had my glucose test done to check for Gestational Diabetes. They gave me my orange flavored Glucocrush and said bottoms up! The drink itself is actually not that bad, it tastes like flat orange pop, reminds me of a sugary drink I might have had as a child. The aftermath however of the Glucocrush was not fun.
You are allowed to eat that morning but not allowed any sugar. I had some eggs for breakfast but not nearly my normal breakfast that I usually have. Once they administer the drink, you have to sit for one hour. You aren't allowed to walk, leave, eat, chew gum, or even drink water. After the one hour you have your blood drawn. By the half way mark I started to feel pretty crappy, all that sugar just sitting in my stomach and even started to feel faint and pretty tired. Once I had my blood drawn you better believe I booked it to the cafeteria and bought a piece of banana bread and had an apple and yogurt waiting for me in the car. By a hour or two later I was feeling back to my normal self. I checked my test results and found out I do not have Gestational Diabetes!! Whoop Whoop!! Thank God that test turned to to be ok because the 3 hour fasting test would have been awful. Ryan and I will head back for another check up in a few weeks and after that I will be going every 2 weeks and then eventually once a week.
Its hard to believe we are only 15 weeks away from meeting our sweet baby. For some that may seem long but for myself and looking at events we have coming up on the calendar and the start of harvest those 15 weeks will fly by. The hard wood floors came for the baby's room and will get installed next week. After that we will get the crib and dressers ordered and start preparing even more for the arrival of baby. Ryan and I had a very quick August and ended the month with a trip to the Minnesota State Fair. We look forward to going every year and indulging in some yummy fair foods! We even picked up a few cute items for the baby while we were there.
It is crazy to think we are in September now and before we know it we will be seeing combines and tractors out in the field. Harvest is my favorite time of year and I can't wait to start cooking with my oven again, baking all the yummy apple treats and wearing all the cozy sweaters. I can't forget about bow hunting to! Opener is just a little over a week away and I'm hoping to get out and hopefully get a deer to help fill the freezer. My hunting clothes might be tight but I'm still determined to get out there. Don't worry this pregnant lady won't be climbing a tree this year, I wish I was but best to be safe and hunt from a ground blind.
I hope all of you are doing well and enjoyed every last ounce of summer you possibly could! Enjoy some photos of the last few weeks and look for another baby update the first week of October!