I am 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant today! I am still feeling pretty good, although my hip pain is getting more annoying and I am definitely not sleeping as well as I would like. Oh well, if these are the most annoying pregnancy issues, then I am pretty lucky :).
Last week was crazy. As most of you know, we had an awful hurricane hit the northeastern part of the US. Thankfully, we were spared from damage and miraculously didn’t even lose power! Many of our NJ friends lost power, but almost everyone has regained it, and no one had any major damage to their houses. It was definitely a crazy storm, and the devastation just north of where we live is quite remarkable. It saddens me to know that so many people lost their homes (or much worse) and still don’t have power. Sadly, another big storm is heading our way and temperatures are beginning to dip into the high 20s/low 30s at night. I want to help, but I always feel like there is so little that I can do. Other than donating money, food, and clothes, I feel like there is very little that I can do — ugh. Praying for a speedy recovery, and hoping that this next storm takes it easy on this region.
On the bright side, I had a great birthday weekend! My hubby made it special like he always does! We went out to a nice dinner on Friday night, and he made me breakfast on Saturday morning. We then went shopping and he bought me a cute maternity outfit for my shower on Saturday! I really like it, and can’t wait to wear it and feel fashionable again :). Saturday night, we met two of our best friends out for dinner at my favorite restaurant! The food was great, and the company was even better! I am very fortunate to have such a loving and supportive life partner, and so many amazing friends! Lucky me… On Sunday, we watched football and spent some quality time with good friends we haven’t seen in a while. They have the cutest 2-year old little girl, so we spent the afternoon playing with her and catching up on life. It was a nice break from our very busy lives.
This morning, I had my 28 week appointment and my glucose-tolerance test. I woke up pretty early, ate a healthy breakfast, and walked for a bit on the treadmill before drinking the red sugary drink (yuck). When I got to the doctor, I had my blood drawn for a variety of fun tests including a test to check how my body reacted to the gobs of sugar I had to drink an hour earlier. Hopefully the results will be good – I should know by the end of the week. I also had my regular check-up — Baby W’s heartbeat sounds good and I am measuring perfectly! Yay! I met with a different doctor this time, and I really didn’t like her. She wasn’t very friendly, and gave me a really hard time about my weight gain to this point. I told her that I have been eating healthy, working out, and doing my best to gain slowly, but she was very cranky with me. I have intentionally not been tracking my weight — I don’t want to become obsessive about it — but she didn’t seem to care. She also told me that I might be anemic, which is the first I have ever heard that, although apparently my blood work from weeks ago show that I was borderline… Blah… Anyway, I really hope that she isn’t the doctor on call when I go into labor; I was not impressed by her bedside manner, and really disliked her nonchalant attitude about test results. I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks for my 30 week appointment — YAY!!! It’s amazing how quickly time is flying :).
Even happier news, I have my baby shower this weekend!! I am so excited to see friends and family, and, of course, to spend time celebrating our little boy! I will definitely post pictures and have a full update next week!
Until then, take care everyone!