I keep saying how busy we are around here, but haven't said with exactly what. I've been having a hard time finding the time to even sit down and write a short post.
Today I had an appointment at the hospital to check on the baby. They did an ultrasound to check how it's growing, and did a non stress test. I was told it's very common to have these regularly with the gestational diabetes.
Ultra sound went great! I'm exactly 36 weeks today, and the baby measured at 36 weeks, 3 days. They say it's (sounds terrible calling it an "it"!) approximately 6lbs 3 oz. So exciting!
Straight from ultrasound, we went to have the non stress test. If you're not familiar with that, it's just a simple, half-hour monitoring of the baby's heart rate. You have to push a button every time it moves, and the heart rate should go up if it's healthy. Baby passed with flying colours!
We have to have this test done weekly now until the baby is born.
Which is okay with me...I know they're taking care of us.
One issue I've been having that isn't affecting the baby at all, is a darn kidney infection...or so they think what is one.
When I was expecting Gracie, I was induced at 37 weeks because she was sitting on my ureter, causing my kidney to shut down. The most painful thing.
I started having the same type pain about a week ago, and had them check it out. They did an ultra sound, and sure enough I've got some inflammation in the kidney again. Same side. Obviously not as bad as it was with Gracie, because it was let go for too long that time.
I'm on antibiotics, and hopefully will feel some relief soon. So far, not so much.
SO, right now I'm making my way to the city 3 times a week. Once for regular ob visits, once for endocrinologist visits, and once for non stress tests for the baby.
I've been staying at my mom and dad's at night and during the day since Matt works midnights. My mom's been a saint with helping out with the girls. She sleeps with Hanna so I can get up and out of bed multiple times to move without waking her up. Not to mention the appointments she's been driving me to, and all the meals she's been making for me. She's been a life saver.
It's been nuts.
Due date for baby is now May 20th. If I don't go by then, he'll induce. That gives us 3 weeks.
I've been trying to get baby clothes and blankets washed, and I haven't been accomplishing much. At least we have the crib up!
So that's that! We're finally having some non-soggy weather around here, so it should be a nice weekend.
I hope everyone is well, and if you were affected by the tornado outbreak at all, our thoughts are with you!
Have a great weekend!