Another week down! I imagine every parent-to-be thinks this no matter what, but especially after a miscarriage, I can't help but being thankful for every week that passes and baby still seems healthy and continues to stay put. Of course, once she's full term I think I'll be ready for her to come meet us any time, but for now I'm glad she's safe, [seemingly] healthy and growing as she should. Only 4 weeks til full term and 7 until the due date! We're under 50 days to go now.
We had an appointment on Monday. Trevor and I got our Tdap (whooping cough/tetanus) shots, ouch. Baby's heartbeat was 130 and I measured at 31 which is in the normal range. (fundal height chart here) We went over my 3-hour glucose screen/gestational diabetes test. Like I said in my last post, they draw blood at the beginning of the test and every hour for the three hours. Thankfully, I passed the test with flying colors, passing at each blood draw. Our doctor said women who fail the 1 hour then pass the 3 hour tend to have bigger babies, but with how I've been growing/measuring she's not very concerned about that. My mom had me 2 weeks early and I asked the doctor if that was at all hereditary and she said it can be, so let's hope for that; although, I'm certainly not counting on it.
I'm still feeling pretty darn good. I'm starting to feel like I'm getting bigger, but don't feel huge at all so no complaints. I think I've just gotten used to my extra mucous/snot. My lips are so dry-they're bright red, flaky (as in big chunks flaky) and burn. I've tried Carmex, Vaseline, A&D and regular chap stick. Someone in a pregnancy forum suggested Aquaphor ointment so I think that's my next purchase. I'm still getting up 1-2 times per night to go to the bathroom, but I guess some pregnant women have it much worse, so again I can't really complain about that.
Question of the week: hospital bag packing tips? I don't want to go with nothing, especially since I'll be delivering an hour from home, but I don't want a bunch of crap I don't need either. So, what did you have that you were so glad you had? What did you really wish you had but didn't bring? For you? Dad? Baby? I'm thinking more on the minimalist side. There are some things the hospital provides (gown) that may be nice to have your own, but let's be realistic, I'm not bringing my own.