Yesterday was an interesting hospital adventure. Our original appointment went well. After a quick sonogram to check fluid and positioning (both still head down), I moved into labor and delivery for my first non-stress test. They hook you up to three monitors. Two measures each heartrate and one keeps track of contractions. Usually you stay for 20 minutes then if all looks good you're free to leave. The gummies took 3 hours! Long story short, I was having tons of contractions (only felt a handful) and the nurses had me do a zillion preterm labor tests. My goal from here on out is to stay rested, limit activity, keep hydrated and last another 3 weeks. I go in for monitoring every Wednesday, and will be taking along my snowsuit. Labor and Delivery felt like an icebox! Even Keith was shivering!
Next post: THE SHOWER! Stay tuned.
How far along? 31 weeks 4 daysTotal weight gain/loss: 32 pound gain
Maternity clothes: Keith’s clothes are looking more and more attractive…but for now mine are fine.
Stretch marks? NoneSleep: No better or worse, except I have signs of carpel tunnel
Best moment this week: Getting the phenomenal news…I’m NOT at risk for diabetes. All my levels came back normal :)
Miss Anything? Christmas ALE and laying flat on my face.
Movement: The usual.
Food cravings: Still loving my honeycrisp apples!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Tomatoes still cause bad acid reflux
Gender prediction: No clue, you predict this week.
Labor Signs: Braxton Hicks contractions
Symptoms: Acid reflux and low energy
Belly button in or out? Half is out, half is flat. Does your belly button return to “normal” after the pregnancy?
Happy or Moody most of the time: Sleepy
Looking forward to: