Thursday, May 28, 2009

My 32 Week Appointment

Today I went in to see the OB for my 32 Week appointment. I am in the home stretch with this pregnancy and feel really grateful for how easy I have it.

Yes, I have my aches and pains in my back and hips, my hands and feet swell up when I haven't rested enough, and the other day I woke up with a few of my fingers tingling like they had fallen asleep, but on the whole my body just seems to have babies in a very ideal way. I have currently put on an average amount of weight, my belly measures exactly what it should at this stage of pregnancy, my blood pressure is in the normal range (toward the bottom of the normal range actually. I chalk that up to my trips to the gym where I make sure I get a good cardio workout a few times a week.) and my baby seems to be cooperating completely. She is head down and even gives the doppler a kick when the doctor tries to hear the heartbeat. I wasn't excessively sick during the early stages and have yet to throw up during any of my pregnancies. I tell you I have it really easy and I am SOOOOOOO thankful that this is the case.

At today's appointment the OB wanted to discuss my birth plan, or what I ideally wanted to have happen during labor and delivery and what pain medications I would be wanting. I told her, my babies have all come a few days early. My last two came very quickly and with little intervention. I have uneventful labor and deliveries. Sophie's delivery wasn't quite as uneventful because of the cleft which surprised us all, but the actual labor and delivery were totally normal. Now, I still go through what my husband calls "the wilderness of pain" which is where I go into some other place in my head to deal with the pain. So, it isn't that I don't have pain but somehow I make it through.

So my body is doing great. I can't say the same for my brain. Being pregnant has done havoc with my memory and mental state. I have missed and just forgot about a number different appointments and meetings recently. They are written down on the calendar but somehow I miss them or forget which day of the week it is or something. But I honestly feel like my brain is just not on top of things like it used to be.

I am just grateful to be healthy, strong, and on the tail end of this pregnancy.

The count down continues but so far so good!


Bibliophile said...

Thanks for the update on your pregnancy. You're doing fine--Yea! The last couple of months can be a bit rough for sleeping, but I wish you the best.

the lazy reader said...

Good news! What a blessing to have such healthy and relatively easy pregnancies. That home stretch sure looks good, doesn't it?

Olivia said...

Seriously the tail end already. Man I feel like I just found out you are pregnant. So crazy how it flies by. Well I'm glad all is well and that the pregnancy has been uneventful as you put it. May it remain that way. Best of luck.

Malissa said...

Wow, time has really flown by! So glad that the pregnancy is going well for you. Take it easy on the homestretch! You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.