Tuesday, April 22, 2008

30 weeks = 70 days to go

AH the 3 hr gtt- YUCK is the best way to sum it up. The drink was 100 units of glucose in the flavor of fruit punch. It looks like red syrup in a bottle. ( my 1 hr was orange and only 50 units and not yummy but bearable) The first stick was a breeze- getting the drink down in 5 mins was NOT- the lab tech was screaming at me at 6:50 am because i was not done in the allotted 5 mins to drink it. It was very rough getting through the first hour. I really thought that I was going to lose the drink. My stomach was in a big twitch. After I made it through the first hour and 2 perfect sticks - it was smooth sailing. (other then the riff-raff of people that come in and out of the labs - it's very strange) They found a good spot on the inside of my upper arm and used that spot over and over. So far - minimal bruising. So my experience was better because of you guys!! Each thought, prayer, good vibe etc was at the labcorp this morning and I made it through because of you! Thank you, now let's keep those coming for passing scores.

My lab for the urine was negative of a UTI- So i am all clear with that!

Now onto important stuff: I am 30 weeks today and,


74% of your pregnancy has passed, there is 26% left to go.



For several months, the umbilical cord has been the baby's lifeline to the mother. Nourishment is transferred from the mothers blood, through the placenta, and into the umbilical cord to the fetus. Their bone marrow is now responsible for red cell production. These red blood cells will continue to service your child's body by transporting oxygen and removing the wastes. Your baby begins storing iron, calcium and phosphorus. The fetus now weighs about 3 pounds (1.4kg). He or she will gain about half a pound a week until week 38. Baby is getting fatter and beginning to control its own body temperature. Baby continues to put on fat stores and the major weight gains will occur in the coming weeks. Eyebrows and eyelashes are fully developed, and hair on the head is getting thicker. Head and body are now proportioned like a newborn. Hands are now fully formed and fingernails are growing, eyelids are opening and closing.



Okay, now you’re starting to wonder if you will ever be NOT PREGNANT again. Over the next ten weeks, you may begin to feel anxious and tired. Those pregnancy hormones take over again, as they prepare your cervix for delivery. This may bring on some more mood swing and fatigue. The pregnancy blues is a common phenomenon in the third trimester. If you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed, talk to your doctor or midwife. If you just need to vent, try a friend that’s been there before. She will understand your concerns. If someone tries to tell you a labor and delivery horror story, politely decline listening to it.

I have totally fallen into the last paragraph - as you can tell from my panic attack posts over spilled milk. I am feeling more overwhelmed and tired. I do not think that I have even have thought about not being pregnant -or not even being pregnant again ..I am just concentrating on getting Mini here the safest way possible.

Work has either picked up- OR i am losing my ability to multi-task. I have one more month, then things will calm down. For me, It's like the hustle and bustle before Christmas. After yesterday's fantastic photo op and fantastic scan, I can not wait to meet my baby. He is really Real and in my belly ... ( oh and he has hair!!- wonder if it's that beautiful color like his dad's)

23 comments:

gracechild said...

keep the good news coming Farah

Chas said...

Yay! You made it through the test!

Dr. Grumbles said...

Good news on no UTI. Hoping for greats pics at the scan!

My Reality said...

I am glad the test is over and done with!

dmarie said...

I've missed so much! It's a BOY! Wooo-hooo! Yay for getting through that test :)

waitinginline said...

I'm so glad that the test went well! I really hope that they get the results to you quickly so you can exhale.

Congrats on 30 weeks!! I hope the hormones don't drive you too crazy. <3

Kathy V said...

hoping for red hair. I am sorry that the stuff to drink was nasty but hopefully you came through it all with flying colors and don't have any more difficulties. Glad Minis is doing well. He is starting to look so cute in there. COngrats on 30 weeks. That is a great accomplishment.

Adriane said...

So glad the GTT is over! I am so hopeful you get good results!

And, I can't believe he has hair already! That is crazy!

sara said...

What great news! I'm glad the UTI was a negative and that the sticks went okay. That stuff you had to drink sounds NASTY :-( I would have been yacking.

I'm so glad that you are so excited to meet the little one. Don't fret about the worrying. I think that just means that you have the makings of being one of the best moms ever. That's an admirable quality to have. The little mini will be lucky to have you for a mom!

Baby Deux! said...

I am in the dreaded wait to see if I passed my 1 hour test and honestly just thinking about it makes me ill. I couldn't get the drink down in 5 minutes (due to my weight loss surgery it took me 15) but I had nice girls who totally understood. Supposedly there are jelly beans you can eat. If I fail my 1 hour, I am asking for them because I barely got the 50 down let alone 100!

YEA for making it through the 3 hour, I may have to lean on you for support!

Katie said...

I am glad that it wasn't TOO bad and can't wait for good results!

Marcy "meg" said...

Glad the 3 hour test wasn't horrible. You are getting so close now!

alison said...

30 weeks! Where are my days going? Every time I turn around you're another week along. :) I'm glad the gtt was ok, I had my fingers crossed for you. Can't wait to meet mr. mini!

Mel said...

praise God that test is done for you... you are so darn close, girl. i KNOW you can make it and am praying for you along the way.
*hugs*

Rachie Pachie said...

Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as it could have been! :)

Here's hoping the results are great!

Dreamer4agift said...

Good job for making it through the test--however, how rude of that girl to scream at you (good thing I wasn't there with you). Can't wait for more good results!

Janna said...

Congrats for surviving the test and for making it to the 30 week mark!!! That's so exciting!!

FattyPants said...

Sorry I haven't been around much, but I just have to say the pics on your last post are amazing. It won't be long until he is here. Glad every thing is going well.

Jen said...

Congrats on passing the test and I love those baby pictures. Great news though.

ms. c said...

I don't think that I've ever commented here before...
Congrats on reaching 30 weeks. Enjoy this time before you get huge! The last little while just zips by.
And also- anything you want to know, just ask. I'm learning minute by minute, but would can pass on what I have discovered.

Morrisa said...

30 weeks! Congrats!

Adriane said...

Just me again - hope you get good news from the 3 hr GTT today!

Jackie said...

I'm SO GLAD your needle sticks went well! What a huge relief. I also hope that you get some good news from the test.