Well, it is a countdown for me now. I have had some ups and downs over the last couple of weeks. The ups have been the doctor visits and results. The downs have been some health issues.
First I will address the good news. Things are still on track for the pregnancy. The baby now weighs 5 pounds 2 oz. That is just above average so we are still looking good as far as the size of the baby. My fluid levels are great. My blood pressure is still where it needs to be. I had one worry creep up and that was a trace of ketones in my urine. I asked the doctor if that was something I needed to worry about. He said that if my sugars were way out of control then yes but they aren’t so I really shouldn’t worry. He told me that it meant my body was hungry. I was burning muscle. Considering that I haven’t really gained any weight throughout the pregnancy, I can easily believe that. He actually told me to go eat something. So I did. My friends all thought that was very funny. They love that my doctor tells me I need to be eating more. I have gotten a couple more talks about the possible complications that can happen in these last three weeks. It is a constant watch. I actually feel like I am being watched by everyone right now. My husband jumps at every moan. My coworkers worry over every ouch. My doctor asks about every symptom. It is very funny sometimes. Everyone is on eggshells right now. I did say earlier that it is three weeks to go. We have set the date for my C-section to April 7th. We are fairly certain that we will stick to that date and it will be a C-section no matter what. First, I am not dilated. There is no pressure on my cervix. Lastly, the baby is still breech and we are pretty sure he doesn’t intend on turning anytime soon.
The bad news is that I got a sinus infection last week and had a really bad cough. Through all of this I pulled a muscle in my stomach. I had to make a special trip to the doctor because of where the muscle was located. It could have easily been something other than just a pulled muscle. Luckily, that is all it was. I have had a bit of trouble getting around this week because of it. I almost die from pain every time I cough or sneeze. It also gets very inflamed after I am on my feet for awhile. I have hoped that I would be able to make it through work up until right before the baby is born. I am finding it harder to go on for a full day every day at work. The pressure of the growing weight is becoming great now. I think this is just something I have to deal with. At least I can say this is a normal pregnancy symptom and not just related to diabetes.