5.29.2009

Baby Update

I had my 25 week appointment yesterday.
All went well and he said the baby's measurements look great.
I had actually gained more weight than I was supposed to, not a huge surprise to me.
But my dr. said not to worry too much and just try to watch what I'm eating.
So far I've gained 17 lbs. I thought I had gained 15 as of 5 weeks ago, but my starting weight was actually more than I thought (which I found out yesterday) so it's 17 so far.
I got really down about my weight gain this month and was pretty upset when I was driving home. I was stopped at a stoplight feeling sorry for my fat ass when my little man started kicking. It immediately made me feel so much better and I quickly realized that this weight gain is not about me, as long as the baby is healthy, I can lose the weight. And I WILL lose the weight. And then some.
I plan to be a MILF by the time next summer rolls around.
Besides, I haven't really been watching what I'm eating and ice cream has been my staple the past month. Plus it's been so hot so I haven't been walking as much as I should (this month it's been about once a week). But I'm kicking that up and going to start trying to walk 4-5 days a week. I went last night around 7:00 and it wasn't too bad. It had cooled down a bit.

I told my dr. that I was nervous about my gestational diabetes test that is next week.
He said not to worry too much, the first test is an hour long and they are looking for my glucose to be no higher than 140. If it's under 140, I am in the clear. If it's above 140 then I have to do ANOTHER GD test, this time one that takes 3 hours. YIPES! Come on 139!!!!
But he said the baby isn't too big or anything and that is usually a dead giveaway that the mom has GD. So that put my worries at bay for now.

I did get a packet from my doctor with my lab sheet and a few other things I need to do. On this sheet it said "It is also time to pre-register at the hospital!"
WHAT!?!?!? That kind of hit home for me. Like, I've got to actually deliver this baby?!?! I guess I just figured it was kind of far off and I wouldn't have to worry about it for awhile. I can't believe I'm going to have a baby! Like... in a couple months!

My baby shower invitations will go out in about 2 weeks. I am having 2 showers. One is a girls shower with all my close friends and family and the other is a co-ed shower.
I have a friend who is doing pictures for both showers and my maternity pictures, so I'm really excited about that!

Our weekend plans have changed and we will not be going to the lakehouse.
Saturday night we are going to the Melting Pot for my future sister-in-law's birthday.
Tonight we have to exchange the changing table and then I plan get the bedding in the crib and take some pictures.
I know you are all dying to see it!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

2 comments:

ehd0222 said...

You are doing so great! And I think 17 pounds is pretty average for 25 weeks. I have days too where I feel huge and gross. That's when I do my retail therapy!

I am so excited to see the bab's furniture and bedding!

Mom said...

Bran:
Don't get down, every mother worries about her weight. Like I said start now with portion control!

I love ya and you will be an awesome mother!!!

Mom