Monday, May 8, 2017

32 Weeks and New Concerns Arise

Disclaimer: This is my second pregnancy.  With my first pregnancy my daughter was born preterm, breech and via C-section.  Due to my age, my medical history (hello, incompetent cervix!) and my daughter being delivered preterm I am being classified as high-risk.  Things could get a little crazy in here so proceed with caution.

How far along: 32 Weeks
Total weight gain: 39
Maternity clothes: Yes!
Stretch marks: Nope
Sleep: Uncomfortable
Best moment of this week: I don't know if it is the best moment this week, but I'm still measuring 2 weeks ahead and the doctor I saw at this week's appointment seems more concerned about it than the last especially considering I've already had one preemie who weighed over 7 lbs.  She's being proactive by ordering a growth scan for my 34 week appointment which will check how big baby is, how much amniotic fluid is in there and how well the umbilical cord is feeding the baby.  I'll be pushing for them to check my cervical length too which might give us an idea as to when this baby will arrive.  
Miss anything: Being able to relax.
Movement: All the time!  She's crazy. I'm supposed to be doing kick counts but they really aren't necessary.  
Food cravings: My stomach is so squished that I barely want to eat.  
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Have you started to show yet: I'd say so.
Gender: Still a girl as far as we know.  
Labor signs: No and I hope it stays that way for at least 4 more weeks.  
Belly button in or out: Still in but it has almost disappeared
Wedding rings on or off: Been off for awhile now
Happy or moody most of the time: I'm starting to get grouchy now because I am barely sleeping.
Looking forward to: Getting some answers at my next appointment to put my anxiety at ease.

Since we did not spill the beans on this pregnancy to our family until I was 14 weeks pregnant, there will be a fair amount of backtracking until I can get caught up.  Hang in there!