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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Elijah Neal {32 weeks}

It's been awhile since my last pregnancy update and a lot has happened.

*On January 6th I had my Rhogam shot and my glocuse test (28 weeks). Unfortunately, the glucose test came back abnormal.
*On January 13th, I retook the glucose test (29 weeks).  This time the test came back normal but just barely.  I am borderline gestational diabetic, which explains why I sometimes get shaky and light-headed after eating foods that are high in sugar content.  Fortunately, this should go away after I deliver, but it can cause some major problems during the pregnancy which is why I have been trying to avoid as much sugar as possible...this really isn't a problem for me in terms of sweets and desserts...the hard part is carbs...I LOVE bread, potatoes and pasta! sigh....
*My 30 week appointment/ultrasound went placenta has moved enough to where I won't have to have a scheduled C-section! : ) Praise God! Also, Eli was weighing 4 lbs. and 3 oz...just a little scary considering the fact that we still have a few weeks to go! Fortunately, Dr. Lamar plans on inducing me at 39 weeks. Here was my bump at 30 weeks:

*My 32 week appointment was scheduled for this past Tuesday, but Vernon and the surrounding area received a ton of snow/ice and the clinic was closed.  I would have ended up canceling this appointment anyway because the night before (Monday around 8:30), I lost all my dinner.  After that, I threw up every hour all night long up until 1:30 the next day.  This threw my body into labor and by the time my contractions were 3-5 minutes apart, we were already on our way to the hospital in Wichita Falls despite the horrible road conditions.  Fortunately, they were able to get me rehydrated with two bags of fluids and were able to stop the contractions.  I was discharged that night.  Today is Saturday and I am just now starting to feel back to my normal, pregnant self again...every once in awhile I will get a burst of energy, over-do it and have to lay down for a few minutes...I forget that it takes me longer to recover from being sick when I'm pregnant.  But I am so very thankful that the worst is over and that I am on the mend now.  I'm even more thankful that Eli is still safe and sound in my tummy and still developing.  Roughly 6 more weeks to go!

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