August 6, 2009

28 weeks - Moving Right Along

Saw the MFM and the OB this week; good news all around. My blood pressure continues to increase steadily (138/85) but they are in agreement that with no impact on either fetal growth or the placenta so far, there's no need to medicate. Whatever. The MFM still expects to put me on something eventually but as frequently as I'm being monitored I'm fine with it. Not excited about appointments every two weeks but here we are.

The baby is moving non-stop now. Sono measurements indicate it's around 2 pounds 6 ounces which is right on track. I take Piper to most of these appointments to try to convince her there really is a baby in there. It's not working. Sometimes when we talk about it she happily chirps "Nope! No baby!" and continues playing, at others she looks worried and refuses eye contact, and at worst she throws a "no baby" tantrum. She's insisting on being held and carried A LOT, which I just can't do, and on lots of cuddling, which I adore. Seriously, who has advice for me, doesn't even have to be good advice, on easing the transition?? I'm especially concerned about how she's going to deal with nursing time.

Piper is very excited about her "big girl" room and wants to hang out in there more and more. We haven't moved her into that bed yet because I've got to get bed rails first. I'm not using a box spring so the mesh ones that go in between won't work. I'm ordering the ones that attach to her bed, and I may be procrastinating just a little.

She loves her new nanny, and just in time! I'm starting to get busy with Fall work already and eager to crank as much out as I can before I have to throw in the towel. To anyone else on the nanny hunt, I had a great experience using sittercity.

Glucose test was oddly fine for me this time. Last time I really felt impending doom as the sugar syrup took over my body. I lost peripheral vision, got all shaky and fainty, could hardly stand up without passing out. This time, it just tasted kind of gross but otherwise was completely fine. And my result came back about the same both times (completely normal). Weird.