Since my kids love this ticker, I thought I’d put it up again for their sake.
My doctor’s appointment was this past week and my OB was able to immediately get baby’s heartbeat…PHEW! 170 and moving like crazy! Which would explain why I’m feeling a decent amount of movement already. Busy, busy baby!
What else is going on:
*I’ll be following a modified gestational diabetic diet to hopefully keep baby under 11 pounds this time. But, I must admit the prospect of a low sugar diet during Christmas time doesn’t really sound like much fun. However, right now, not eating sweets really isn’t an issue. They still make me quite ill and I have to balance any carbs I eat with protein.
*I need to be more diligent about wearing my belly brace. My last baby went quite overdue despite the fact I would contract and contract for hours and then nothing. My diastasis keeps me from carrying baby in the proper position on my own, so with the brace baby’s head will stay on my cervix better and hopefully keep contractions going. (Can’t believe I’m talking labor/delivery already!)
This is the maternity brace I own and it really is great and quite comfortable, especially if worn over a camisole or belly band.
*I feel so good, I overdo it…a lot. And then I sleep and sleep and sleep the next day. It never fails and I have yet to figure out how to NOT overdo it because by the time I realize it, it is too late. I’m exhausted and have to sleep. Oh well. At least I get a lot done every couple of days!
*Next month is my sonogram. You might be wondering…Do we or do we not find out gender. Well, here’s the deal: We NEVER let them tell us, but we do not hide our eyes, and after so many, we are pretty good at reading sonograms, but reading them yourself does leave that shadow of a doubt that makes me wash only the gender-neutral stuff prior to baby’s arrival.
Have a great weekend all!
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