Pregnancy & Motherhood

Pregnancy & Motherhood

Week 36ish

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In exactly three weeks, I will be holding my son (I'm at 36+4 weeks but will be induced at week 39)! My induction is scheduled at 5AM (EARLY!) and depending on how close my body is to delivering, they may take me the night before so I get a head start. I’m starting to get really nervous about the upcoming “labor day”. I still need to pack my hospital bag; I’ve been majorly procrastinating on this! My husband and I still haven’t chosen a name yet. I’m fine not having a name until we see him, but I would at least like a top 3 list to choose from. Hopefully by the end of this week, I will have accomplished both.

Nesting is No Joke

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My induction is officially scheduled for November 11th!! I can’t believe in less than 5 weeks I will meet my little guy. Sometimes, 5 weeks seems like forever and other times I can’t believe that is all I have left. To say that nesting has taken over my life is an understatement.

Hello Week 30!

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Saturday marks the start of week 30. It’s hard to believe in less than 10 weeks, I will finally get to meet my little dude that has been playing so many games of soccer in my belly. A few posts back I mentioned that I was concerned about my amniotic fluid being on the higher side of normal and my blood pressure was high at one doctor appointment. I’m happy to report that at my week 28 perinatologist appointment, the amniotic fluid had gone down slightly (from 22 to 21) and while it’s still on the higher side of normal, it isn’t getting worse so I’m a little less worried. Since that one doctor appointment where I had high blood pressure, I’ve had several other doctor appointments and my blood pressure has gone back down to normal so that’s a relief as well.

Traveling while Pregnant

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Today marks the beginning of my third trimester-28 weeks! Thankfully, the second trimester wasn’t too bad. During the first trimester, I remember wondering why anyone would have more than one baby because it was pretty rough but then the second trimester made me completely forget my woes and I told my husband I was ready to have ten kids (he said he was fine with one or two). My husband and I marked the end of my second trimester with a trip to New York City.

Week 26

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Tomorrow (Saturday), I will be at week 26, nearing the end of the second trimester. Up until last week, the second trimester has been amazing. I got over the symptoms from the first trimester, I got used to all of the doctors’ appointments, and my blood sugars were doing really well. Things were smooth sailing.

Getting My Blood Sugars in Check for Pregnancy

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Saturday will mark my 22nd week of pregnancy. I honestly never thought I would be here. My husband and I got married three years ago and we weren’t in a rush to have babies and weren't even sure we wanted to mainly because I was afraid of getting pregnant with my diabetes. After about a year, I thought it was time to start getting my act together in case we changed our minds and wanted to start trying for a baby. I had no idea what needed to be done in terms of my diabetes care to get baby ready and at the time I only knew one person with Type 1 diabetes and had babies-she actually has had 4 and all were healthy!

Hi Sisters! I'm Kelley

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Hi sisters! I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Kelley, I’m 30 years old and I live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, Chris and our dog, Scarlett. I work for a small company as Director of Operations handling accounting, web development, human resources and marketing. I also work from home, which allows a lot of flexibility in my schedule but sometimes requires working nights and weekends. I love to travel; I’ve visited 22 countries, as diverse as Russia, Chile, and Iceland. I also love to be active, anything from skiing to basketball to hiking. I was never a runner but about two years ago, I began a couch to 5k program. After completing my first 5k, I stuck with it and ran two half marathons, a 10-miler and a triathlon last year.