I guess no news is good news! At least that's what I was told on Monday. There was no call from the doctor's office so I assume that means I have passed the Glucose Tolerance Test! YEAH!! I'm really excited about that because anyone who knows me in person knows how much I love sweets! Yes, this probably would have been a great test for me and help me get my sweet tooth under control, but how could I not have cake at my own showers? I LOVE white cake! :-)
I think I'll celebrate by getting some ice cream tonight?!
Bedrest wasn't too bad, although I probably wasn't as strict as I should have been. I went to our small group on Thursday night, a book party on Friday night, dinner at a friends on Saturday night, and church on Sunday - otherwise I was in the house on the couch. Of course, these were all events that I could be sitting down at so I thought it was okay.
My OB appointment this morning went well. She checked my cervical length first - holding steady at 3.6cm, heartrate was 148 and I was measuring right on at 25cm. Last week I measured 26 (at 24 weeks) so maybe I just had a full bladder or something. Today was also my glucose test. It wasn't nearly as nasty as I thought it would be. They had the orange drink and it was nice and cold - results should be back by the end of the week, but they don't call unless your blood sugar is too high or blood count too low. So, let's home for no phone call!
VIABILITY!!! We have hit one more of the many milestones during pregnancy. This means that if something were to happen and this baby decided to enter the world, doctors would do whatever they could for a positive outcome. Although, we're hoping he/she decides to stay in a lot longer! :-)
While this has been a completely uneventful/normal pregnancy, today changed that. I was feeling consistent movements (and strong ones!) Thursday through Sunday night. Yesterday, I felt just a couple, soft movement and had pinching-like pain on my left side off and on. I attributed the pain to ligaments stretching, but I woke up this morning and had brown spotting so I called my doctor. After a heartbeat check (152) and cervical length check (3.6cm), the baby is fine, but I am now off work for the rest of the week! Thankfully, I can check my work email and voicemail to stay connected and busy doing something. It will all be worth it to know that this baby is okay.
The doctor also mentioned that I am measuring a little big. I didn't ask how big...guess I don't want to know. :-) I head back to the doctor on Monday for my regular appointment and glucose test, and they'll re-check the cervical length then. For now, I'm just praying that the baby continues to do well and stays put! Any prayers would be appreciated.
This has been a great weekend so far. Friday night we went out for dinner and got groceries. Yesterday, I had a baby shower for a friend who is due six weeks before me. She's having a little girl in December!Carol, Tori, Barbie w/ Ava, and me
Have you ever rented from Red Box? We tried it last night for the first time...so much cheaper than the movie store and so easy! Jason had been wanting to see Taken and Gran Torino so we rented them both. I really enjoyed Taken and Gran Torino was okay. We rarely watch movies so it was nice to be able to do that.
This morning we went to church, and now we're getting ready to spend the afternoon watching football and relaxing.
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The Survey 1. Where is your cell phone? desk 2. Your hair? red 3. Your mother? working 4. Your father? home 5. Your favorite food? bread! 6. Your dream last night? none 7. Your favorite drink? soda (since I haven't had much in 6 months!) 8. Your dream/goal? australia 9. What room are you in? office 10. Your hobby? scrapbooking 11. Your fear? health (for the baby) 12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? same 13. Where were you last night? DoubleTree 14. Something that you aren’t? patient (but, I'm getting better) 15. Muffins? chocolate 16. Wish list item? vacationing 17. Where did you grow up? Freeport 18. Last thing you did? Facebook 19. What are you wearing? ring 20. Your TV? off 21. Your pets? dog 22. Friends? amazing! 23. Your life? great 24. Your mood? content 25. Missing someone? yes 26. Vehicle? g6 27. Something you’re not wearing? watch 28. Your favorite store? babiesrus 29. Your favorite color? purple 30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday 31. Last time you cried? saturday 32. Your best friend? a blessing 33. One place that I go to over and over? work 34. One person who e-mails me regularly? jackie 35. Favorite place to eat? mexican!
This past weekend was our final birthday celebration of the year...this time it was for my brother (Sept 30), sister-in-law (Oct 6), nephew (Nov 15), and brother-in-law (Dec 9). In the fall, we head north to my brother's house. This year, we got to watch my almost 10 year old nephew play tackle football. I can't believe he is old enough to play football! The team did great and even won their game despite being freezing out. It even started snowing towards the end of the game!
Mitchell bundled up during the game!
Mitchell with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Smash Up game for the Wii.
My niece, Nicole, and nephew, Reid - He is getting so big!
Jason and I back at my brother's nice and warm! :-)
Things have been going pretty good here at the Patterson household. We had an OB appointment last week that was pretty routine...weight check, blood pressure check, and heartbeat. I could listen to that sound all day long and not get tired of it! It was beating perfectly in the 130s & 140s. Since the appointment, I *think* I am finally starting to feel this little one moving!! Unfortunately, it's not consistent at all so I'm not positive. I supposed I'll know when I start feeling it more regularly.
Jason and I took a short trip to Chicago this weekend - shopping, eating, and just hanging out. Even though it wasn't exciting, it was nice to just spend time together away from home. Now, I have a lovely respiratory cough. If it's not better by the end of the week I'm supposed to get in to the doctor's office. Hopefully it will be gone soon!!