Thursday, 3 November 2011

Officially Done Work!

I saw my O.B. yesterday and mentioned that I have been having very regular BH Contractions (like every 20 minutes on average) plus some lower abdominal cramping and upper thigh pain.  The first thing out of his mouth is "Are you still working?"  And then said I will no longer be working.  It's bitter sweet I guess.... I mean it's nice that I will be off now, but at the same time, I was not expecting it.  I was considering going off beginning of December, but they are certain that this baby boy is coming early (let's see about that...... I hear a lot of people are told this and end up being induced 2 weeks later!)

The good news is that this is considered a "medical leave", so that entitles me to a full maternity leave when I do have the baby.  I was at the hospital today for almost 2 hours straightening everything out, but at least it is all done now and I don't have to worry about it :)

So technically I am not on bed rest (thank goodness!) but I do have to take it easy and only do things that need be done.... which is everything!!  I am trying to take it slow though.  

I think he is running out of room in my belly.  He is stretching a lot now and I feel movement almost the entire day - not so much kicks, but I feel his legs and feet through my skin.  It's still weird to me, but I am getting used to it.  I try to lay straight at night so he has a little bit more room in there :)  Sometimes though, he gets stuck, and he wants to roll over to the other side and I swear my ribs move when he kicks the crap out of me to get his legs out!!  

My sugars have been hard to control this last week as well.  They seem very high in the mornings and for the most part, level out throughout the day and into the night.  The last couple days though, they have been high for pretty much the entire day.  (Nothing too bad, but generally .3 to .7 higher than they should).  I have been trying to eat a variety of different things to see what may be triggering it, but the Endocrinologist thinks it's just the baby.  SO I'm crossing my fingers this gets a bit better by next week.  

I have another ultrasound/biophysical and non stress test coming up next week so that will show some more indication on how things are going.  If I get a picture I'll be sure to post it!  

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your time off Stephanie... you deserve it! I hope you will get a chance to rest and take it easy! All the best with the weeks to come!