That’s exactly 35 weeks and 2 days today. I can give birth in two weeks. And that’s based on my 37th week hehe. I don’t think I’ll be able to wait until the 40th week to give birth. My tummy’s been really really heavy these past few days. I’ve been having contractions, I think. I’ve been on Duvadilan three times a day since August.
Last Monday was our latest checkup with our OB. We were able to discuss our birth plan with her. Joema was late in coming to our checkup. Good thing, our OB was okay to wait for him to discuss the birth plan. Bad news is Medical City’s Lamaze room is under renovation so I can’t deliver the baby there unlike with Miya. Good news is Medical City is not allowing companions to be inside the delivery room during the birth. But still, I have to wait on my own at the labor room for my labor to progress although Joema can visit and stay for a few minutes but not throughout my labor. With Miya even though we weren’t talking much while I was in the Lamaze room (either I was sleeping or he was sleeping or watching TV hehe), atleast I know he was just there inside the same room as me. Oh well! I’m praying my labor won’t take hours. I told Joema I will wait as long as I can tolerate the pain before we go to the hospital so that we won’t have to wait that long in the hospital.
My OB’s a bit worried with the water in my uterus. She said my water level is upper normal. So she discussed with me a few scenarios in case my water bag breaks before my term (37th week). She said this might be because of my gestational diabetes (GDM). As for that, I’ve still been monitoring my blood sugar. It’s sometimes really frustrating because there are times that my blood sugar is too low resulting to my nausea and vomiting. I’ve had vomiting episodes four times in my last trimester. For the first two, me and my OB theorized it must be the water I’ve been drinking at the office because I noticed I get nauseated after drinking that water. But even after drinking only mineral water, I got nauseated and vomited for two consecutive days last week. My OB theorized it must be because I had very low blood sugar. So she told me to get my blood sugar level when I feel nauseated and then immediately drink Coke if that’s the case. She says Coke will bring up my blood sugar level. Well, last week I felt nauseated again, and then I tested my blood sugar. True enough it was very low at 69, the glucometer was beeping already. Haaay so frustrating really! There are times when I think I followed my diet to a T but my blood sugar level is higher than the limit imposed by my endocrinologist. This really frustrates me because then I think I didn’t even eat anything that’s not supposed to be eaten, I should’ve just eaten dessert for my last meal to warrant the high blood sugar. But well, a mother’s got to do what a mother’s got to do. I just think about how many more weeks I have to endure this diet and then I can eat my cake (and ice cream and donut and chocolates, etc harharhar).
My nose is beginning to get big. It’s a good thing I only have a few more weeks to go. Unlike with Miya then when I think my nose got bigger earlier on in my pregnancy. My skin was also got so much darker with Miya. So I don’t think the saying that when you have boys, you get these all sorts of things is definitely not true.
In preparing for the baby:
- wash the clothes that we already have – need to ask our Yaya to wash all of the baby’s new born clothes. What’s washed are only his clothes that we’re bringing to the hospital. I want to buy a new dresser for the baby before I ask yaya to wash all his clothes
- buy a new dresser
- wash and clean the crib/playpen – done!
- rearrange our bedroom with the crib – done. But I think we can still do a better job rearranging our bedroom. We need to get more stuff out of there for more space for the baby.
- general cleaning of our bedroom – done!
- get on rehiring our previous Yaya – she already started. Our house now is so much cleaner and organized!
- pack our hospital bags – done! The only things left to pack are our documents and the camera.
We’ve finally decided on the name for our baby! For the nickname, we’re still undecided hahaha! But I think I’ll win on this front. We’ve asked Miya to tell it to her grandparents and her Ninongs and Ninangs already whom we saw over the weekend.
On to my weekly preggy photos:
|33 weeks (taken 25 August_ - wearing a Uniqlo jersey dress (non-maternity) and grey cardigan|
|33 weeks and 1 day (taken 26 August) - wearing a maternity top and black cardigan paired with black maternity pants (not seen)|
|33 weeks and 3 days (taken 28 August) - wearing a knit dress (non-maternity)|
|Left: 21 weeks and 3 days (taken 5 June)|
Right: 34 weeks (taken 1 September)
wearing a jersey dress (non-maternity)
|34 weeks and 2 days (taken 3 September) - wearing And Apparel jersey dress (non-maternity). See my nose? It looks like a tomato in this photo hahaha!|
|34 weeks and 6 days (taken 7 September) - wearing the same Uniqlo jersey dress on the first picture|