"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Week 28- First Week of 7th Month
Today I had my 28th week appointment! I saw Dr. Stands today and he was just terrific! He was very nice and he answered all of my questions for this visit. I'm beginning to have indigestion (YUCK), some swelling-mostly when I'm working (I'm on winter break right now), and my belly size (just wanted to make sure that my belly isn't bigger than 28 weeks! Dr. Stands measured my belly and told me that I was measuring exactly 28)! He said that my belly size was perfect and right on target and even told me that I looked great!
I also took and passed the glucose sugar test with "flying colors" as Sharon, the nurse tech said. I was very nervous about this test in general even though my sugar has always been low, but when Sharon read my levels I was a happy girl! My hemoglobin was also great- Sharon said that I should not be tired since it was so high. I told her that I haven't even taken a nap in the afternoons since being pregnant- for one if I did I wouldn't be able to sleep at night and since I'm teacher I need lots of sleep!
Okay, okay the weight part- I've gained another seven pounds- for a grand total of 23.5 pounds. Now this does not upset me but I'm thinking that I'm going to increase my walking minutes to 30 minutes each day instead of just 20. I'll keep you posted on how this is working out for Caroline and her mommy!
At today's visit we were also able to record Caroline's heartbeat on the Build-A-Sound device from Build-A-Bear (I'll insert the build-a- sound device into the bear I make and forever I'll have Caroline's heartbeat)! In last month's blog I mentioned that it didn't record, but we have it now. I'm going to download it on my computer from the device, this will take out the static, and then I'll re-record it and then a friend and I are going to Build-A-Bear to make bears for our babies. I'm so excited. Now the trouble is- what name do I choose for the bear I make? I'm so excited and can't wait to do this!
This was the last visit for every 4 weeks! Now my appointments are scheduled every two weeks until I'm 36 weeks and then it'll change to every week! So my next visit will be January 14th!
I hope everyone has a happy new year! God Bless!


Raven said...

Sounds like things are going great - Glad to hear it! The Build-A-Bear is such a cool idea. Can't believe we are about to enter 2009! Caroline's not far from being with us - how exciting - I can't wait! Love ya, mean it! Raven

Heather and Travis said...

I am so glad that things went well today! I was thinking about all of you - You, Sam and Baby Caroline. I know you are relieved that you passed the glucose test. That's always a big step! I can't believe that in three short months your baby girl will be here. How exciting! Keep posting - I love reading!
Love you.