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)