This has been a very busy week. I have a doctors appointment four days a week now - once at the OB's, once at the chiropractor's, and twice at the hospital for fetal diagnostics. The day I don't go to a doctors appointment, I have a prenatal massage. My parents don't want me driving longer distances anymore, so they have taken on the responsibility of chauffeuring me to all these appointments. I am truly grateful because I tire so easily.
The appointments at the hospital are to measure the baby's heart rate, and how she responds to any contractions I have. She did well on this week's tests. They also measured my amniotic fluid, and that was in a normal range as well. On Monday, I will go to the perinatologist for the last time (most likely) for a growth scan. If she's still measuring big, I will discuss the options with my OB next Friday. I'd really like to have this baby by the end of the month if she's big. That would just be a couple of weeks early.
I feel like my chiropractic treatments are finally making a real difference for me. Thursday night was the first night that I slept without hip or lower back pain. What a relief! I hope it is the beginning of a trend. The Nexium has been more effective for me this week, and therefore my reflux symptoms have been better. I only had one really bad night with it early in the week. My ankles and feet are puffy on a daily basis, though. Just lovely. I have given up trying to shave my legs because I just can't bend over to do so. Friday I treated myself to having them waxed instead. Now they won't itch anymore!
This weekend my family will be coming over to help me do some things in the nursery. I need them to install a ceiling fan and a new wall sconce, hang window treatments, and help me organize all the odds and ends that have been accumulating. Perhaps things will come together after that, and I will be able to post some pictures of what Michaela's nursery looks like for your viewing pleasure.
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