Hello all :) So this is the last week of the 2nd trimester - next week I start the final stretch (no pun intended). I have been feeling awesome - no back or belly pain at all! Just a little bit of a sharp pain in my lower abdomen every once in a while (the doc told me that was Timmy sitting on a nerve), but nothing like it was last month! I had a little trouble with my feet swelling the first few days I was out here (visiting family) but that has passed as well :)
I do have a possible (and I really want to emphasise the word possible) complication. On May 15th I did a Glucose Screening Test at the doctors (routine for all pregnant ladies). If you aren't familiar with that (I wasn't) it involves drinking a sugary soda like drink really fast and having your blood drawn an hour after to test if your body is breaking down glucose correctly. Well my results were a little high, so I get to go back to the lab as soon as I get home and do another test called a Glucose Tolerance Test. (This will most likely be on Mon, June 8). In this test you drink twice as much of the soda drink and then sit in the waiting room for 3 hours and have your blood drawn 3 times, once each hour. Sorry for the long back story and explanation - but this is all to see if I have something called Gestational Diabetes (which means having diabetes while you are pregnant). It is possible to test high on the first glucose test and then to have normal results on the tolerance test, but we'll see. I wrote all this (even though its too soon to know anything at all) to ask for your prayers leading up to my next lab. Please pray that the first lab was just a fluke and everything is normal with me and Timothy :) From what I read, the condition doesn't affect the baby much as long as you manage it (through the traditional diabetes diet and insulin if necessary) - but even so please pray that there would be no complications for mom or baby. This is getting really long so here are a couple links to give you more info:
Glucose Screening & Glucose Tolerance Test: http://www.babycenter.com/0_glucose-screening-and-glucose-tolerance-test_1483.bc
Gestational Diabetes: http://www.babycenter.com/0_gestational-diabetes_2058.bc
I will post updates as soon as I get them - thanks for your prayers :)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Well - I'm almost done with my 2nd trimester and I'm still feeling great compared to the other months. This past weekend we put together a swing we bought, so that is set up now too. And we started buying diapers and wipes with each grocery trip. I had a doctors appointment again last Monday and everything looks good - now I start going every 4 weeks I guess.
I'm visiting my family in South Dakota for the next couple weeks. Lindsey graduates on Sunday...Congrats Lindsey! And Happy Birthday to Steph today! Not really anything else new to report :)
Posted by de Jongs at 2:20 PM
Saturday, May 16, 2009
25 Weeks (and our 5 year wedding anniversary!):
Sorry this is late ... during my 24th week both Mark and I had the flu ... it was awful! Fevers and aches and all I could take was Tylenol and I got to watch Mark take all the good meds - no fair! Then Steph came out to visit and prepare for her move to Boise literally the day after our fevers went away - so now I need to catch up because that was fun/busy/exciting/tiring. Today we set up the baby's room with everything we have so far (crib, changing table, dresser, glider & ottoman, and hamper). We also have a play mat thing and a bouncy seat and about 10 outfits....so still have a ways to go :) It feels good to finally have a start though. We have decided on a first name also...its going to be Timothy :) I'm feeling pretty good - besides the flu I've had less aches and pains than I had been having a few weeks before. Next Wednesday I fly out to visit my family and see Lindsey graduate high school - wish me luck!
Posted by de Jongs at 9:22 PM