Happy 26 weeks today! Today was our OB appointment and growth scan. I got to do the sugar test today also. I’ve never really hated taking the test. I personally don’t think the drink is really that bad at all. I always get the orange and kind of like it. 😆 It’s like a really sugary super flat orange soda. The hiccup today was once I got there they learned they were not going to have a person to take my blood! So I either needed to reschedule or drink it there and have my appointment then rush to the wentzville location so they could take my blood. Usually not a big deal but I also had to rush back for our growth scan too! I decided I was just going to make it work because I didn’t want to reschedule since I had already been fasting. Good news all went well and I made great time. Now I just wait on the results. They said under 130 is a good number so I’m hoping I come in under.
The growth scan went well and didn’t take too long. It’s always good to see this little girl. Today she was breach I wasn’t super surprised because she has been moving alot! I love it too. Even when she keeps me up at night I know this is it and I better enjoy all her kicks and wiggles. I’ll go back in four weeks and then I think we will start every two weeks!!! That’s when I know we are getting close.
I got another dress today for the baby shower that I think I’ll like better. Kailynn says it’s super stylish and chic. I’m currently in the bath with my bubbles and epsom salts. I do think it helps my hips feel better. Our house is almost done! The popcorn ceilings are gone and they are finishing up the touch ups and painting. I really do like it. I was wondering if I would really feel like it made a difference but it really did. It all feels so bright and fresh. They said they really hope to be done by tomorrow and now I’m praying they are done then too. I’m ready to have my house back and to get all this dusty mess out of here.
Now let’s see what baby is up to this week.
How’s Baby Mac?
Baby Mac is almost fourteen inches tall (31.5 cm), and weighs about 2 pounds (913 g), the size of an adorable butternut squash!
Most of Baby Mac’s bodily systems and functions are now intact, and most of the rest of their development revolves around putting on height and weight. And while this may sound like a broken record, Baby Mac is still spending lots of time building fat that will help them regulate their body temperature.
Baby Mac’s eyes, which have been sealed for months, are finally starting to open, so they’ll be more responsive to light now. Baby Mac’s vision is yet another reason to make sure you’re gaining weight at a steady rate, as low birth weight has been linked with infant vision problems.
Your little one is also preparing their immune system for birth by borrowing some of your antibodies. One theory about the development of Baby Mac’s immune system is that because of this ‘share and share alike’ attitude, their immune system after birth will be well-suited to the environment that you’ve adapted to. This means that Baby Mac could be well adapted to live happily in your home!
What’s new with you?
As you move ever closer to your due date, you’ll gain more weight in the coming weeks before you give birth. You may also notice your breasts start to leak. And many folks experience restless leg syndrome (RLS) during the third trimester. If this affects you, you can try cutting down on caffeine, using compression stockings, or taking iron supplements (though be sure to talk with your healthcare provider about adding any supplements to your diet). You may also start to experience more difficulty sleeping as a result of hormones and the large physical newness that your growing womb now presents.
Braxton Hicks contractions are also going to continue as you move closer to your delivery day. They can be frustrating, but it’s important practice as your body gears up for delivery. As your delivery day grows closer, Braxton Hicks contractions may begin to mimic true labor more. However, this ‘false labor’ doesn’t progress and change your cervix the way true labor does. Braxton Hicks often includes irregular contractions, and can change or end if you shift your position or drink water. If you aren’t sure whether the contractions you’re feeling are the real thing, it’s better to be safe than sorry — give your healthcare provider a call and ask about it. Getting taken in by false labor is nothing to be embarrassed about, it just means you’re taking good care of yourself and Baby Mac!
I’m the same way when it comes to sugar tests. I like the orange one too.
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