Wednesday, November 10, 2010

32 weeks tomorrow

Tomorrow I will be 32 weeks along, only 8 more weeks to go assuming I will make it to my due date and don't go overdue. My last day of work is Friday December 17th 5 and a half more weeks... so crazy. At the same time it feels like this pregnancy has flown by and also that it is just putting along. Although, now that I'm approaching the end the weeks definitely seem to be going by more quickly. Tonight we have our final prenatal class. I think the classes were valuable, but I can't really pinpoint why. Well, one thing they have done for me is to make me feel more comfortable about the labour process. I was very worried, but now I'm just going to let things happen and have confidence in myself. If I end up with a c-section so be it, but there's a small part of me (that is growing) that would really like to see if I could do this thing naturally.

I think that Little G is doing well, she's moving quite a bit and I can feel that she's gotten a lot bigger in the last little while. Her kicks are getting stronger and while they don't hurt, they can be jolting at times. I do have one minor health issue right now - I have impaired glucose tolerance. I failed my 1hour test by .1 and had to do the 2 hour test. For the two hour test they test your blood 3 times - fasting, an hour after drinking the glucose drink and then 2 hours later. I failed the 2 hour test - the other two numbers were fine. So, that meant that I had to go to a gestational diabetes clinic on Tuesday to learn about nutrition etc. They treat GD and Impaired Glucose Tolerance the same. I have to eat a little better and have to test my blood 4 times a day. It's not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and so far my blood levels have all been right around where they are supposed to be.

Apparently, this will go away as soon as I give birth, so I can handle poking myself 4 times a day for 8 weeks. The weird thing is that all of my numbers are fine, so I'm not sure what exactly will go away.


Fran said...

32 weeks!!! so nice!! I love reading your updates as they make me feel more relaxed about what's happening to me and what will happen in a couple of weeks time. Remember that I'm always eager to see belly pics!!

Anonymous said...

32 weeks is amazing! Only two more weeks left! That's so awesome!
I've been nervous about the glucose tolerance test. I'm so glad you told us how it went for you. Sounds like you've got it under control.