Saturday, February 19, 2011
I was hoping to get an image like this one of Michaela at Monday's ultrasound appointment, but she was not in a good position to do so according to the technician. The technician was a little heavy-handed with the ultrasound device, so I didn't want to be there any longer than necessary anyway. The technician said that Michaela is measuring about a week ahead of schedule. On Monday, I was 27 weeks and 2 days, but the baby measured in a 28 weeks and 1 day. She weighs nearly two and a half pounds.
I did the two-hour glucose test on Tuesday morning. No fun, but it could have been worse I suppose. Then I got a call from one of my OBs on Wednesday evening that the test showed that while I don't have gestational diabetes, my sugars are kind of high. He wants me to see a nutritional counselor for that. It's always something. He also said that I'm slightly anemic. So, I will have to start taking iron supplements. I picked one up today that isn't supposed to cause constipation. Wish me luck!
My back is still hurting, but since I've been resting it has improved. I have noticed that the more I do, the more it hurts. I've also had a cold for the last week. Between the two, I've just had to take it real easy. I found a great service that will deliver meals twice a week (for a small fortune, of course). This has been a really good thing for me. I'm just not up to cooking right now.
Still dealing with reflux most evenings. Blech! My teeth and gums have really suffered during this pregnancy. I'm seeing the dentist on Monday, and I am afraid that they won't like what they see. Oh, well. The first half of my pregnancy it was nearly impossible for me to brush my teeth in the evenings without triggering a "hug the toilet moment", so I usually skipped that. And, I skipped my last cleaning a couple months ago because of my migraines. Now I find that my gums are just kind of sore in spots even though my hygiene has improved.
I will see my OB again on Monday, and we'll decide then if I'm ready to go back to work next week. I have to admit that with not feeling well physically and anticipating the first anniversary of Michael's passing in just a couple of weeks, work is the last place I want to be. I am so weary physically and emotionally at this point. I just want to hibernate. I am longing for spring, better health, and a happy ending to this pregnancy.