Tuesday, January 4, 2011

27 week update!

I was supposed to have a 26+1 day OB appointment and glucose tolerance test, but the beautiful snow caused the office to reschedule me a week later.

So yesterday I went in and drank the flat, syrupy, orange flavored drink and had an appointment.  I was so relieved that I had only (ha! ONLY) gained 9lbs over the last 5 weeks.  I was thinking it would be more like 13lbs!!  Yikes!  My OB was completely unphased by 9lbs and said I was "doing great"!  Overall, I am up 24lbs at 27 weeks. Blood pressure was normal, stomach is measuring right on track.  They drew my blood an hour after drinking the glucose drink and hopefully they will call me with the results...I forgot to ask!   I have one more appointment that is 4 weeks away, and after that I go 2 weeks, 2 weeks and then 1, 1, 1 until baby is born! 

As far as aches and pains go, I still have the numbness/tingling/pins and needles feeling in my left leg only.  Doctor says it is baby's position on a nerve...and I've basically gotten used to it.  It is constant, but sometimes more irritating than others.  Also as of yesterday, I've developed a lower back pain which again, is not very painful, just a little uncomfortable and irritating....it feels more like an "old person" back pain.  I keep reminding myself that I AM five years older than when I  last experienced being this far along in a pregnancy.

Rob and I are in the process of looking at (and differing over!) paint colors for the baby's room.  We have very different ideas of what this room should look like! LOL!  I went into hyper-nesting mode on Sunday and about drove him crazy.  He was driving me a little crazy too....I kept sending him "away" and then calling him back only to say, "Why aren't you helping me with this?"  Yes, pregnancy can do strange things to you.  But seriously, there are only 3 months left until this baby is due and I've got to get on the ball!! 


House of Collinsworth said...

So glad things are going well. And I must say I felt a bit of relief when you posted the amount of weight you've gained. I, too, have gained exactly 24lbs total here at 27 weeks. My glucose tolerance test was on Tuesday and I'm assuming everything is fine (they said they would only call if there was a problem). They already have me going back in 2 weeks (and so the fun begins...). I'm sorry you are having some pain in your leg. I'm doing ok, just really starting to get uncomfortable at night. I'm a stomach sleeper and obviously I can't sleep like that right now, so it's been a challenge. Continuing to pray for your health and the health of that sweet baby on the way!!!

My Heart Exults... said...

27 Weeks. What a beautiful blog title. Soon we will get to see this little angel!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

I can't believe the time is going so fast! Glad you are doing well.

More Than Anything said...

Isn't that glucose drink nasty?!?!

27 weeks, I can't believe it! Baby will be here before you know it!

Shannon Renfro said...

I really admire your faith, courage, and hope. You are an amazing woman and set a great example for others to follow.