June 4, 2010

Pregnancy Update

It is now the 29th week of pregnancy with Baby girl #3. Things are still going well. I can definitely feel and see that my belly is getting bigger. There is a lot of movement and my renewed past time is watching my belly jump around. :-) This baby is very responsive. If she kicks and I rub in the same area, she'll kick or move again! That's fun! She tends to move around more when I'm hungry. Because of how active she is in utero, I feel that she will be just as active later, like Moriah.

About 2 or 3 weeks ago Braxton-Hicks contractions started. They tend to happen when I'm more physically active throughout the day. I continue to go to the gym 4 to 5 times a week. I alternate treadmill walking with the elliptical machine. I also alternate strength training the major muscle groups: legs & lower back on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Then on Tuesdays I'll concentrate on arms and shoulders; Thursdays I'll work my back (mid & upper) and chest. The only reason I'll skip a day at the gym is for inadequate sleep. :-) Although now it is getting harder to push myself out of the bed. :-) So far I've gained 20 pounds.

Fatigue has returned. The afternoon naps are now becoming a necessity whereas during the second trimester I could easily remain awake during that time, now I can't fight it anymore. :-) But that's perfectly okay. Pretty soon, I won't be getting much sleep at all. :-) Physically the hardest thing for me to do is bend down all the way to the floor. It's easier when clothes give proper leverage, but when they don't . . .

At the last OB check-up, the doctor was pleased with my blood pressure, weight and belly measurements. I've not had any swelling that I can tell. My glucose levels are normal. But the slight antibody reaction has returned. The last time they measured for the antibody, it came back negative, but this time it returned back so slight it's immeasurable. The doctor is not alarmed and neither am I. I know the drill now: sign in, get weighed, pee, blood pressure, see doctor, take blood, schedule next appt. They'll probably take my blood every time now just to keep a close eye on this weird antibody reaction.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

You look great! Glad to hear things are going well for you and the little one. It won't be long!!

Lisa Q