Thursday, January 8, 2015

I passed! (26 weeks)

I have a bunch of exciting updates today:

I passed the glucose test! Yahoo! No GD here!  I am actually shocked I passed and attribute it to being on Metformin. My result was 120 which is good. They want to see it under 140 (although some places say under 130). I am so relieved.  I remember eating a glazed donut last week (still my only true pregnancy craving) and savoring every morsel as I mentally prepared myself to say goodbye to them for the next few months. It was a sad day, haha.  But NOPE!  No GD so bring on the sugary goodness!

I had a prenatal appt earlier this week and everything went well. My BP was good, baby's HB was good, and my belly is measuring right at 26 weeks! I've also finally starting gaining weight appropriately and am now up 6 pounds. If I'm somehow magically able to maintain a 1 lb/week gain that would only be a total of about 20 lbs which would be amazing.  We'll see though. 
Here's this week's bump:

Pregnancy wise, I can no longer:
  • see my feet (not to mention my lady bits),
  • roll over in bed without grunting and huffing like a hippopotamus,
  • wear socks without them leaving indents in my ankles (I use the term 'ankles' loosely), or
  • wear my engagement ring.
And I think my hand is slowly eating my wedding band. For now it's okay but eventually I'm sure I will need to take it off and run the risk of looking like a teen mom.

We bought a crib last weekend! Ta da!:
It matches the dresser that we already had in the spare room which will stay in the nursery and double as a changing table.  I'm also excited because this is a convertible crib so it will grow with the baby - into a toddler bed, day bed (if we want it to) and then eventually to a full sized (double) bed.  This kid better like it.
It's amazing how much better I feel just getting that ONE thing done. I am feeling slightly less crazy.  Now if I could only get to the 40 million other things on my To Do list...

Last but not least, as of today I officially have just 99 days left until my EDD! Double digits!! Yahoo!  And as Ana pointed out, soon enough I will have just single digit WEEKS left! Ahhh!!  I'm now knocking on 3rd Tri's door.  I'm a bit sad I never did get that elusive 2nd Tri energy everyone talks about (especially since I'm STILL on Zofran daily for nausea - the doc thinks that at this point I'm just going to be one of those women who has nausea throughout the pregnancy) but that's okay. I'm just happy to be moving forward :-)


  1. Woohoo for double digits and no GD! Please don't think that I am a stalker because I am responding to your post like 2 seconds after you posted it :)

    Love that crib! You look great! I guess the weight gain found you eventually! MMM glazed donuts....

    1. Hahaha! You are my favorite kind of stalker!!

  2. Congratulations on passing your glucose test! Mine isn't until the end of January and I'm nervous - waaaaay too many donuts for this girl. I think I'm almost down to double digit days too, which seems both really long and really short at the same time.

  3. Congrats on passing the GTT!! I will live vicariously through you and your donuts, LOL

    I also believe that the 2nd trimester energy is a myth , haha :)

  4. Wahoo!!! Moar donuts!!!! The crib is beautiful and so are you! I heart this update so hard!!!!

    1. Hahaha you're cute :-) Thanks!

  5. Yay for double digits!! You look great! And I love the crib. And last but certainly not least, yay for no GD!!!!

  6. Loving the crib! And I had to laugh at the "lady bits" part - I just told my husband that I can't see the baby when she has hiccups, because I "can't see over the horizon" (meaning over the bump). I haven't seen my vagina in weeks. Also, apparently I had some sticky stuff on my thigh - possibly wax? Leftover gel from an ultrasound? and I didn't know.. because I couldn't see. Hilarious. Congrats on passing the GTT! Eat all the donuts! And congrats on double digits - unofficial countdown begins!

  7. Glad your testing went well, GD does not sound like fun at all. Also, your hippo statement made me literally lol.

  8. Congrats on passing the GTT! I'm glad that you and baby are both looking good <3

    That's a beautiful crib and I can't wait to see your nursery progress over the next few months!

  9. Yay for no GD and yay for double digits! It's scary watching the countdown get shorter and shorter, but exciting too.