I had my visit with my doctor this week. Baby and I are growing great, the baby decided to karate chop my doctor every time she tried to measure me or get a heartbeat. I truly adore my doctor this go round and was careful to choose someone who is supportive of my 2nd VBAC. I’m not terribly thrilled about my weight gain- since I officially weigh more than I’ve ever weighed before (I typically put on 15 pounds or so for the entire pregnancy and have already surpassed that by a couple of pounds)but my doctor has confidence that I’m doing just fine. I’m no where near as active as I typically am since heading outside flares up my allergy response and sinus drainage (including a great dry hacking cough), but I’m hoping to try to incorporate some walking into my routine in the immediate future.
My 1 hour glucose test was also performed this visit and while I don’t know my results yet I’m hoping I did well. I was very happy that my doctor told me that it was fine to eat before I came in- but since my appointment was early and I wasn’t in the mood to eat much of anything that might affect my glycemic levels (bananas, oranges, etc. are my favorite in the morning) I decided to wait and eat later, instead drinking milk and then a bottle of water before arriving.
I’ve also been taking fish oil daily as well as flaxseed oil (which is not recommended in pregnancy because it causes estrogen issues in some women, but thankfully has never been an issue in any of my pregnancies) because they provide more stabilization to my blood sugar and hunger levels. I add both to my green smoothie which ETot still loves to share with me.
Now I realize might be a good time to really focus on the things I need to get together for the baby- like a nursery, sling, monitor, breastpump, and other baby accoutrements I’ve been in denial about needing. I’m hoping to get some roundups accomplished in the immediate future as I complete my search for the perfect products for our newest ebony baby, I’ll definitely be asking for the input of my readers since so much has changed since our last baby 4 years ago.