Hello there 3rd Trimester! I am ready for the home stretch! I can't BELIEVE I am already this far! In 3 weeks I get my 2nd ultrasound which is mainly to see what position baby is in. I get the feeling she is taking after her brother and will be breech at the ultrasound. Her brother was transverse until week 36 nearly 37... scared me a little... thinking I was going to have a c-section. Thankfully he turned... so I won't worry about this one until I have to.
Well. Here is my 28 week belly... Another SLR picture. My buddy Brad, who I used to do photography with, had my tripod stowed away and he was kind enough to hunt it down for me and get it to me, so it is likely that you will be getting much nicer pictures for my belly updates from here on out. :) Wednesday was my appointment with my OB... well, my OB is on a MUCH deserved vacation, so I met with the nurse practitioner. We talked about my visit to Labor and Delivery a couple weeks ago. She enlightened me further on why I could be having these weird episodes of extreme light-headedness and feelings of my heart racing. She said when this happens I need to evaluate what I have eaten recently. She said that pregnancy can induce hypoglycemia and if I haven't eaten anything my blood sugar is low... on the same token, if I have eaten anything high in sugar that my blood sugar will be low as well because my body will send out a mass of insuline to take care of the mass of sugar and often times this results in a drastic drop in blood sugar (probably what we refer to as the sugar crash). This made SO much more sense than what Labor and Delivery told me was the culprit. I then confessed that I like to drink juice... a lot... she then proceeded to tell me BAD GIRL and that I might as well be drinking soda. I felt properly chastised. ha. I imagine my pancake breakfasts twice a week don't help either. ;) I didn't tell her about that though.
Then we talked about Tubal Ligation. Yes. I am thinking about getting myself permanently sterilized. No more babies for this momma! I'm getting too old for this crap. ha. I am leaning toward doing this because I am terrible at remembering to take a pill and because I know that I do not want anymore children. My three will be good enough for me! Family of 5 seems like just the right size. Hopefully this doesn't offend any of you "Let God close the womb" people out there. I believe the Good Lord gives us common sense to know when we are done... I'm done.
Finally we talked about allergies. Oh my WORDY DIRD! My allergies are kicking me in the FACE! The Goldenrod is waving it's big yellow pedally flag saying "I bring with me ragweed! There will be great suffering and rubbing of eyes!" So... she gave me the GREAT news that I can take Zyrtec. Benadryl SUCKS! Sorry if you hate that word, but it does. All it does is make me want to sleep and it also puts me in a downright grumpy mood. I guess that makes sense because it's a depressant. I have this little trick, usually, where I take my allergy pill with a Monster to counter act each other... I can't drink Monster while pregnant, so I just have to deal with the sleepies. BAH.
Weight. I don't think I have talked about this in a while. Ok. So we are looking at 156.8... I started this whole thing out at 135... so 21.8 lb gain at 28 weeks... not too shabby. I am going to start cracking down on my eating habits now to hopefully only gain 10 more lbs at the most. WE WILL SEE. I have 12 weeks left. That is slightly less than a lb a week... This is a tall order, but I think as long as I stay away from the sweets and the juice I should be ok.
So, like I said. Final ultrasound is in 3 weeks. September 28. After that my appointments will be every 2 weeks... it is going to be INSANE how quickly this last bit will go. I love it when the appointments move closer together.
That's it. I got a little winded... Kudos to you if you read it all. You are a champ!
Catch ya later.