Friday, May 15, 2009

30 Weeks and Dr Appt

I cannot believe I am 30 weeks along! This little baby is about 15.7 inches long now and around 3 pounds - the size of a cabbage! (Definitely not as big as those cabbages we had from gma and gpa P. last year!)

I haven't had any real definite cravings with this pregnancy, but something strange has started. I found out at my last appt that my iron is low so I started taking an additional iron supplement. I thought it was because of my iron being low that I was wanting to eat meat all the time and Josh said, "Or you're craving it!" Duh! :-) So I guess I've been craving meat! I ordered a t-bone when we went for dinner for Kayleigh's benefit and everyone was laughing at me! I seriously don't think I've ever ordered one before!

In addition to my new craving, I've also been having a terrible time sleeping this week. I have been having a lot of dreams, which isn't unusual for me anyway, but they have been so vivid that when I wake up I can't get them out of my head. I can also hardly roll over in bed and can't get comfortable no matter which side I sleep on. (Not to mention that when I do roll over I lean across Josh and he's accidently hit me in the face countless times with his elbow!) All I want to do is sleep on my back! :-) That's not an option because it hurts my lower back and my feet go numb! Last night I slept with a small pillow between my knees and felt much better, so hopefully that'll do the trick. I know this pregnancy is a blessing so I feel like I have to say that don't mean to sound ungrateful by whining!

Tyler came with me to my appt with Dr S on Thursday morning. We got called in by a different nurse, who I learned was a medical assistant student helping out for the day. She took my weight (Tyler insists on having his done too!) and I lost another pound! No one seems concerned about this so I'm not either!

When she took us back to the room we met the regular nurse. I'm glad she was in there too because while the student was taking my blood pressure, Tyler climbed up on the table and laid down! So she was able to make sure he didn't fall off the table! :-) My blood pressure was 133/82 but Dr S wasn't concerned since it was good last week at the kidney dr and has been at home. I blamed Tyler climbing up on the table and she laughed! There was a trace of protein in my urine which didn't concern her either.

Like my other visits, Tyler got to help measure my uterus, which measured at 31 weeks instead of 30! He just loves helping out. He also gets to put the doppler on my belly and find Sprout's heartbeat. It's so much fun and I hope Josh will be able to come to one of these appointments so he can see it and maybe take a picture.

I now have all of my appts made up until July 14th! I will be going every other week until the middle of June, when I start going every week. My c-section date might change to the 13th or the 15th because of a Dr S' schedule. No big deal for Josh and I and she is in no hurry to set the date so that works for me! Starting with my next appt, I will be having a Non-Stress Test before each appt. It takes a half hour and if I remember correctly from when I was pregnant with Tyler they put a doppler on my belly to measure Sprout's heartbeat and maybe his movements too, I can't remember for sure! (surprise, surprise!)

My next ultrasound is scheduled for next Friday at 10:15. Hopefully Josh won't have to work and can come along!

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