On Monday, we started our 32nd week of pregnancy. I can’t believe how fast this pregnancy is going!! It’s been awhile since I posted a pregnancy update, so there is a whole lot to catch up on.
First and foremost, Logan is doing really well. At our last growth scan, he was measuring at 35 weeks and a whopping 5 pounds estimated. He has plenty of fluid (almost too much, but not quite) and never stops moving. This little guy is so much more active in the womb than Luke was, and his little spicy side loves to perform for the camera.
So here’s what else has been happening:
I still puke multiple times a day, and walk around in a constant state of nausea, thanks to the Hyperemesis Gravidarum. The PICC line and IV meds help so much, but still aren’t strong enough to knock the nausea and vomiting out completely. The adhesive on the dressings for my picc line has been eating away at my skin so my arm is pretty raw as well. Last night my arm was actually bleeding from being so raw. It isn’t a fun experience, but I am so thankful that we were even given the option because things are so much better than they could be right now.
We are getting a whole lot closer to gestational diabetes management. We have had to make some pretty big increases and add some stuff in, but it’s a lot better than it was. Right now I am on 4 units of Humalog at breakfast, 22 units of Humalog and lunch and another 22 units at dinner, and 78 units of Lantus at bed. My fasting glucose levels have dropped from the mid 120’s to the middle to high 90’s. It isn’t perfect yet, but closer. I also have dropped my 1 hour levels from 150-200 down to between 125 and 150.
With the GD, we started twice a week appointments. I go in on Monday afternoons for non stress tests, which the OB basically hooks me up to monitors and tracks contractions as well as Logan’s heart accelerations and decelerations. Then I go back again on Thursday to be placed on the monitors for a bit, and then go in for an ultrasound before seeing the doctor. They are keeping a VERY close eye on me. Logan was non-reactive on both NST’s this week, but he passed the ultrasound. Non-reactive just means that his heart rate didn’t accelerate and decelerate the way they would like.
We also found out this week that Logan is still breech. If he’s still breech at 37 weeks we’ll schedule a c-section for 38 weeks, if he goes head down he’ll be induced at 38 or 39 weeks. Because he’s measuring ahead, the OB said she didn’t think he has enough room to flip over…but time will tell. Right now he’s keeps going back and forth between Frank breech and complete breech. He really likes to have his feet under him, and much prefers that position.
Aside from that: I get headaches daily, but my BP is still low. I am constantly swollen and it hurts to move. I can’t fit in my clothes and am starting to not fit Ronny’s clothes either.
This pregnancy has been incredibly difficult on me, both physically and mentally……BUT I would do it all again in a heart beat. I know how much it’s going to be worth it to hold my precious second baby boy in my arms and watch him learn and grow. I can’t wait to meet him!