I detest having appointments towards the end of clinic, and today’s proved exactly why – over 2 hours of sitting around and waiting, which, with a boisterous toddler in tow is never fun!
Still, it wasn’t a bad appointment, despite the sonographer rolling me this way and that so she could get a decent measurement of baby and a good view of the blood flow through the umbilical cord (which did have me worried at one point).
Baby weighs approx 6lb 3oz now, so will be a good size when born and having managed my Gestational Diabetes much better thanks to a new regime in the last couple of weeks, his tummy is now within the acceptable range.
I am still carrying a lot of water, but again it is a the top of the acceptable range which is ok – I am dreading them breaking now though as there could be a tidal wave (hee hee)!!
My blood pressure is low, which is normal for me and I have actually lost 2kg – it must be all that travelling and eating at random times.
The dietitian is happy with my progress. I have managed to get my glucose levels under control by giving myself two separate doses of Insulin to aid absorption, instead of one. I still have to increase my dose though, which is now triple what it was at the beginning of my pregnancy, but I have been reassured that is completely normal.
The main thing is, they are happy with both baby’s and my progress.
Now I just need to cure the cramp that keeps waking me up at night!
I just need to organise myself now. I have my bag and the baby bag to pack, as well as arranging babysitters etc…… we are nearly there!!