So here I am, third and final trimester!! Time has really flown.
#1: I passed my "modified GD test"! My midwifes don't do the traditional test but rather a fasting blood draw and then a post-breakfast blood draw. I not only don't have GD, but I actually have the opposite issue (hypoglycemia) where I process sugars too quickly. This I've known my whole life and my diet reflects this knowledge. So my results aren't a big surprise, but I'm still happy thatI don't have to worry about adjusting my diet that much.
#3: I finally got to see the hospitals that I have to choose from to deliver at! Since we are returning to MN for the birth for all of the various reasons I wanted to see what my options were for delivery. St. Mary's was an obvious one, but there was also a smaller community hospital that I have the option to deliver at. Obviously if I need emergency surgery right after the birth I will be at St. Mary's, but if not I really, really like the smaller hospital and as of right now plan to deliver there. The biggest selling point were the jacuzzi tubs in each birthing suit. OMG they look amazing!!! I wanted to crawl into one during the tour but decided to have a bit more self control. :)
#1: In weeks 28/29 I caught the flu and then a sinus infection from my awesome, lovely husband. OMG! Being sick while pregnant just sucks. I tried fighting it off but upon realizing that I was about to go on a plane with a sinus infection I decided it was time to go to the doctor. I am soooo happy I did! Two days into antibiotics I boarded the plane and was feeling better, but still had a miserable experience. It was just uncomfortable with the pressure in my head (and the screaming child throwing themselves against the seat in front of me). I can't imagine having taken that flight without the relief the anti-biotics were able to get me. And now, as I am about to board my flight to fly back, I am feeling 100% and looking forward to a nice 3-hour nap!
|Week 28 - Last Forensics Tournament of my Pregnancy|
#3: Braxton Hicks have started! Just yesterday (at 29 weeks) I started feeling what I'm pretty sure are Braxton Hicks. I've felt them once or twice this pregnancy but didn't know what they were and only 1-2 a week. Then last night I had 5 within a couple of hours. They don't hurt and oddly I kind of like them! Although they did have me concerned since they were relatively close together (every 7-8 minutes) and would last a minute each. I found that switching my position made them stop so every time I felt on coming on I'd just shift or roll over and I would be fine. So, no biggie! Just interesting.