Speaking of Aimee, she seems really excited for her baby sister to get here. She hasn't really held still enough to feel the baby move but lately she asks if she can feel her. She says the baby is sleeping in my belly button and wants to kiss my belly all the time. I think she will be a really good big sister. I can't wait for her to see her for the first time. I wonder how she will react. And I worry about how she will do with sharing and being gentle enough. It sure is going to be interesting!
Since 21 weeks I think I've grown a bit. But I still am not that big. I really wish I didn't have all this belly fat so I could have a cute baby belly. We were comparing pictures of last time and I am looking so much better though. My face was swollen and puffy at this point, my boobs were so huge, and I just looked fat. I'm so glad I'm so much healthier now and I really hope I lose the diabetes when she is born and can be healthier. I do wonder when and if my belly will really grow though. I've started to be more uncomfortable. And I really can't lay on my back without feeling strange. But I'm surviving! Sometimes I feel so tired, like I could just sleep all day. But nothing like how I felt last time. I guess I did just start the third trimester though.
So now for an update. I guess I will go back to 21 weeks. I was sent to a fetal cardiologist in Springfield. Everything looked good but I was told to stop taking Metformin since it isn't approved after 20 weeks. Within a week I started feeling my high blood sugar much more often. I also started eating pretty badly for a few weeks. When my sugar gets high I feel miserable, like I'm dying. I get shaky, my heart races, I feel weak to the point I can barely hold myself up. It sucks. I put on about 5 pounds over the next 2 months which would have been ok but I knew it was from eating so badly not from the baby growing. At my appointment about 26 weeks the doctor went ahead and put me on glyburide. I officially have gestational diabetes. After a few days my sugars had gotten a lot better and I have been working a lot harder at eating right. I had gotten up to 210 pounds but at my 28 week appointment I was back to 208.5 so that made me feel good.
At 28 weeks I had my first growth ultrasound. I'll probably have another one at 34 weeks. My Mom got to come to it, this was the first one she has been to with either of my pregnancies. Aimee was being a handful so she didn't get to enjoy it at first. Baby was measuring one day ahead and right on track at 2.5 pounds. I can't remember how long she was though. Once again everything looked fine. My fluid levels are looking good too. The tech said we needed to measure movement so she bounced the wand on my stomach over and over for a while. Weirdest thing ever to see it and watch the baby move on the screen.
|This picture was at the zoo at almost 28 weeks. I feel like I look so huge here but not in other pictures or in person. I'm not sure how I feel about it.|
The baby usually moves a lot. Usually in the morning and evening. I think she naps in the afternoon. She was kicking up high and moving my whole belly. Then one night I was laying on my back feeling my belly. I found what I think is her head down pretty low. I pushed on it and she would push back. It was so cool. I loved knowing where she was and having her be so active. But the next day she seemed to have flipped. The doctor felt and said he thinks she is still head down but since then I've been getting all the kicks to my bladder and lower belly. I kind of miss having her up high and knowing where she is. That and I haven't been feeling her as strong or as often anymore. I did start to feel hiccups though. Only every once and a while. Not every night like I did with Aimee. That's about all for now, maybe I will even update more regularly from now on!