I’ve just returned from my 29 week ultrasound. My doctor had ordered it because at my last prenatal appointment, my fundal height (the measurement of my uterus length) was a bit bigger than it should be.
All’s well. Kiddo’s measuring in the middle of the range of normal for size. Which is good,because I’ve had a couple of rocky weeks pregnancy-wise, and the less I have to worry about the baby, the better!
I spent a good chunk of New Year’s Eve Day in the hospital due to an intense pain that flared up under my right ribcage. It kicked up around midnight, and by 4 am it hadn’t subsided and I finally declared I was done. Off to the hospital we went, where I was promptly brought up to the maternity ward, put on the baby monitors, and went through a series of tests. The pain is as a result of gallstones (which I didn’t know I had before now). Not sure what’s next on that front – only that I need to watch my fat intake because there’s nothing that can be done at this point until I deliver. I need to meet with the specialists and see what happens. I’m hoping that I don’t have to get my gallbladder out, but if that’s what has to happen, then it will happen (ick).
The on-call OB/GYN also informed me that I’d bombed the glucose tolerance test the week before. She was very preachy and decided RIGHT THEN that I instantly had gestational diabetes, declaring that I didn’t even need to do the three-hour tolerance test, and that since my doc wasn’t available for consultation, she was making the executive decision. She commented that my doctor (who is also a partner in her practice) had been “far too lenient with me.” She also harped on my weight, insisting that I shouldn’t gain an OUNCE during pregnancy (apparently she didn’t bother to see that I’ve lost 22 pounds during my pregnancy, not including baby weight, and haven’t gained anything back), and wouldn’t listen to me when I explained what was going on with my weight. She immediately put me on a 4 times per day blood sugar monitoring program via finger stick, which I’ve been very good about adhering to.
Trust me when I say… there’s no way I have diabetes with these numbers. And this is without any diet change, aside from watching my fat intake due to the gallstone diagnosis. When half of my post-eating blood sugar numbers are below 100, and the max I’ve had at all was 150… after intentionally eating chips and a sub on potato bread? Yeah. No. Sorry. But whatever – I’m obese. It’s not a bad thing to keep my blood sugar monitored. It’s frankly a more reliable way to see what’s going on than chugging a bottle of glucose and sitting around for blood tests.
Needless to say, I really hope she’s not the doc on-call when I deliver… and I’ll be mentioning the experience to my OB/GYN at my next appointment.
Anyway… back to today’s ultrasound… I’m measuring about one week further along than my calculated date according to my last period back in June – but that’s been consistent throughout all of the ultrasounds. Considering that only about 5% of women deliver ON their due date and I’m within the margin of error, there’s no change being made officially.
BUT – even better this time around, we had a clear shot of gender. SURVEY SAYS….
(now watch my blog get flagged for porn because of that photo).
It’s not the clearest of shots… but we did get a big yawn and a smile at the camera… say hi to all of the bloggers out there, Maximillian!
More from me later (gotta get back to work…)