Monday, November 14, 2011

Pregnancy Update: 28 weeks!

As we hit another big milestone this week (28 weeks!), I am so thankful for this healthy, smooth pregnancy! Here I am, seven months pregnant:
We had a doctor's appointment this morning, and it was quite an eventful time! My mom had never been with me to an appointment (with this pregnancy or with Brianna), so I invited her to come along to this one. So, first thing this morning, my Mom, Brianna, Chris, Brenson, and I all trekked to the doctor's office. Since I'm 28 weeks now, I had to take the glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. I drank the orange sugar drink on the way there, and had my blood drawn not long after we arrived. I should know the results within a few days.

My blood pressure was 120 over 74, so a bit higher than normal for me. Neither the nurse or doctor were concerned with that number though. Also, I have gained 4 pounds since my last appointment (4 weeks ago) which made me happier than the 7 pounds I gained in 4 weeks last time. That puts my total weight gain at 18 pounds. I hope I can only gain 1 pound a week from here on out, but we will see.

I also had to have a Rhogam shot at this appointment. I have a negative blood type, so I had to have this with Brianna as well. I remember this shot being pretty painful, and it was this time as well! It smarted for a good 5 minutes or more afterwards, but it is over now so that's a good thing.

After the blood draw and the shot, Dr. N came in and did an ultrasound. Brenson had his feet down and his head up by my ribs this time. We got a great look at his sweet little feet, and could even count all 10 toes. We also got another confirmation that he is a boy, but once again he was covering his face with his hand. I guess we'll just have to wait until he's born to see what he looks like :-). It cracks me up that we see his "goods" all loud and proud at every ultrasound, but he covers his face with his hand. Typical male :-).

After the ultrasound, the nurse came back in and gave me yet another shot. This time, it was the flu shot in my arm. I wasn't really on board with getting the flu shot, but Dr. N pretty much didn't give me a choice. His exact words were, "Do you know what happens when pregnant women get the flu? They die." Ummmm, okay. He sure doesn't mince words.

I also had to give a urine sample before I left. So yeah, after drinking the glucose drink, having my blood drawn, two shots, an ultrasound, AND a urine sample, I was ready to go home!

We are just so thankful that everything looks great and is right on track. I go back to Dr. N in 3 weeks, then I'll start my every 2 weeks appointments. Before we know it, it will be time to meet our little man. Yay!


Sarah said...

So glad everything looks good. I have to do my glucose test on Thursday....

Mallorie said...

Yucky to the glucose test! :-( But I am so glad everything is going well with your pregnancy!!! you look great! Seven months sounds so far along doesn't it?! You're getting close!!! :-)

Mercedes said...

You look great. I never had anyone come to any of my appointments except Hunter with Lorelei. He pretty much ran the show. lol

Angie said...

So glad to hear things are progressing well. You look definitely have "the glow!" :)

Dani said...

Oh my goodness! When I read the part where Dr. N said, "Do you know what happens when pregnant women get the flu? They die." I just about spit out my water! Cracked me up, but also tells you how serious it could be.

You look adorable by the way. Simply beautiful and glowing!! :) I hope all is well with you!