Wow! Another four weeks have flown by! It’s hard to believe I am already in my 32nd week of pregnancy! Quite a bit has changed for me since my 28 week pregnancy update. Most importantly, I failed both the one hour and three hour glucose tests. Which means I have Gestational Diabetes. As I haven’t been to see a counselor or even my Doctor since my diagnosis, I am not sure what it means at all. I don’t know that other than keeping an eye on what I eat and testing my sugars it will mean anything. However, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t upset and I didn’t have concerns.
Could this be the reason why I have been so easily tired my whole pregnancy? The reason behind the many headaches I have suffered? I don’t know.
Does this mean that my hopes of having a VBAC is now over? I don’t think so. When I learned I had not passed the one hour, my Doctor reassured me that in addition to watching my sugars, weight, and diet, we would just continue to watch baby’s size. I have already had a big baby, which was the reason (with my 38 week induction) that I had a C-section in the first place. So that concern was already there and doesn’t appear to have changed. I suppose only time will let me know what this means for the rest of my pregnancy.
If there is one thing I have learned from these past four weeks, it is that it is time I surrender to my body, and stop trying to control so much of this pregnancy. At about 30 weeks pregnant I was taking my yoga class at Lifetime Fitness. It is a Pilates/Yoga fusion class which I really enjoy a lot. Except this time, I was struggling through the class big time. At one point, I sat down on my mat, and must have looked pretty defeated. The instructor came up behind me and rubbed my shoulders a bit and said,
“You are doing great, you are doing fine. You should only do what your body lets you do.”
I sat and cried in class after she said that. I needed to hear that, that day, and at that time. Not just about my yoga practice, but about life in general. Thankfully, the hubs is coming home VERY SOON!! I know that I have only so much control over what my body does. I guess it is time to start listening to it more.
In more fun news, I am getting more and more excited to meet my second little man. He has hiccups all the time. Really, all the time. For nine hours straight the other day!! My mother said my pregnancy sounds a lot like her pregnancy with me. My son is a lot like my husband in personality, it is fun to think that this child may have a bit of mine in him.
Oh, wait… I was crazy as a child…
I guess I may have actually been a little bit bigger with Squishy at this point than I am now, however I am feeling and looking more swollen than my last pregnancy.
How far along? 32 weeks 4 days
Total weight gain: I have stopped looking. I am gaining weight quickly, and also am pretty swollen. So I have asked to stop knowing how much I gain each week. My Doctor will let me know if he is concerned.
Maternity clothes? Um, heck yes!
Stretch marks? The old ones are starting to show more color again…
Sleep: Is getting pretty difficult. I am just not comfortable at night.
Best moment this week: My son said to my belly, “Baby I love you, please come out and play with me.” :::cue me dying from cuteness::::
Miss Anything? A good nights sleep. Not peeing every two seconds.
Movement: Always after I eat, and around 2am. This baby is a night owl!
Food cravings: This past week, fresh fruit… and lemon.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken.
Fitness: See above update!
Labor Signs: More and more Braxton Hicks.
Symptoms: Heartburn, Sciatic, SPD, loss of patience.
Belly Button in or out? Half in half out.
Wedding rings on or off? Off.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Depends on the day! LOL.
Looking forward to: Finding out what I should be doing about my GD.
NOT looking forward to: Not getting to enjoy Halloween candy…
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