Saturday, June 21, 2014

18 Weeks

So here I am writing this post stuck at my doctors office all morning for the lovely 3 hour glucose test. 

How am I feeling? Like I never want to consume sugar again. Bleh.

I took the 1 hour glucose test last week, but my results were high so they had me come in for the 3 hour glucose tolerance test, which further tests me for gestational diabetes. I'm finding comfort in the fact that only one-third of the people that take this test do have gestational diabetes, so hopefully I fall in that remaining two-thirds. But what can I say? I've been really blessed so far with no complications. I am very thankful for that. 

Last time I drink 50 grams of the orange glucose drink and it tasted like nasty diluted orange cough syrup. This time I had 100 grams of the lemon lime glucose drink and it tasted like super sugary flat sprite. Still nasty, but way better.

Also, on Tuesday Chris had his second knee surgery. In March he got a bone graft and this time he got the actual ACL surgery. This is his third one! Third time's the charm right? He's doing great though, just taking it easy and watching the World Cup and movies all day (and night). 

Yesterday I had another visit at the hospital with the Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialists. I basically had an hour long ultrasound that literally checked and measured every main bone and organ in my cute little babies. Everything looked great! Their brains, hearts, kidneys, bladders, stomachs, diaphragms, arms, hands, legs, feet, umbilical cords, and placentas are all normal. They are still measuring a week ahead too. I love, love, LOVE getting to see my little boy and girl. Our boy is so active...he would not stay still!

Anyway, a few days late but here's my 18 weeks bumpdate!

How far along? 18 weeks, 4 days 
Babies are the size of: Sweet potatoes
Total weight gain: I've gained about 3 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight  
Maternity clothes? I've been wearing one maternity shirt I have mostly because it's so comfy.
Stretch marks? None. 
Sleep: I think I'm still catching up on sleep from girls camp!   
Exercise: I've been working out for a little while everyday.  
Miss Anything: Hmm...nothing at the moment.  
Movement:  I'm feeling little baby kicks! It's so fun.  
Food cravings: Anything but the glucose drink.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing lately.  
Labor Signs: No. 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. 
Looking forward to: Chris recovering from his surgery so we can start enjoying our summer!

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