Monday, April 21, 2008

24 weeks, 3 days - Been to the Doctor

Just a quick note to say I've been to the doctor today for my glucose screening. You know the one where you drink the sticky sweet "soda" and then have blood drawn an hour later. Won't have results back for awhile as they do ZERO of their own lab work in house, but I feel fine other than being slightly nauseous, but that's to be expected!

Their scales put me at 148 clothed, so I'm comfortable with my guess of 146 for my current weight. Dr. Howey noted that Peanut IS VERY ACTIVE. She even said, "WOW! He's all over the place!" And he wasn't at the time nearly as punchy and kicky and rolly as he usually is, at least not from what I could feel. She was amazed. She also noted that I have "lovely skin" and "not a stretchmark to be found," which was nice of her to say. I don't have any stretchmarks, she's right. I didn't get them with Bean, either. I still think it's possible I'll get them later in this pregnancy as I think that I will get bigger with Peanut. I have a feeling he may be a bigger baby when he's born, but who knows? He is kicking the stuffings out of my right side right now, by the way. He's done SEVERAL of those things that make my whole body flinch since I wrote about that time Friday night.

Dr. Howey also said I've really popped a lot in the three weeks since my last visit. I think she's right, too. I can still put on my own shoes and I even painted my toenails yesterday, but from the fact that bending over completely cuts off the circulation to my face AND the fact that my belly now rests on my lap when I'm sitting, I know I'm much bigger than I was even a few weeks ago. And I think my days of putting on my shoes and painting my own toenails are probably numbered!

I can't think of anything else from the appointment that needs to be gotten down other than that Bean was a complete riot the whole time I was there, cracking up all the nurses and the doctor just being her normal silly, dramatic, astute self. And she was so gentle and concerned while I was having my blood drawn. She stood right beside me and watched, and when the needle was removed she came around to that side of me and looked at the little hole and looked up in my eyes with a concerned look and asked, "Are you okay, my Mama?" I told her I was absolutely fine and it hadn't hurt a bit, but she was quick to assure me, "Well now we can go get you a treat."

She's a sweetie. And Peanut too. I am a lucky little Mama.


Julie C said...

Hi Megan!
I used to follow your Panacea blog religiously and stopped when I noticed you weren't posting anymore. I was just looking at Alice's journal and saw a note you left I decided to go to Panacea. I'm so glad I did!! Congratulations on your pregnancy!! How exciting! I just had my first son, Connor, 11/23/07...just a couple of days before your BFP! I am so thrilled for you and your family. Now that I am a Mommy, I feel like I can relate to what you, Jemma, Alice, etc wrote about in the last few years while I was trying to get pregnant. You all inspired me! Anyway, I am so happy to hear your news...congrats again!!

Mari said...

I have come to a conclusion about Peanut. I think he's going to be a football player. He's going to be big and he's practicing his kicks even now!

Jennifer said...

148 pounds at how far pregnant!?!?! Are you trying to make me fall into a pit of depression? Please tell me you are really short. You weigh the same as me and I am definitely not pregnant. Even if you aren't just tell me you are like 5'6" or something shorter so that I feel better about my weight at 5'10". PLEASE for the love of everything right in the world.

Jemma said...

Haha I have to agree with the football comment!

You lucky thing with no stretchmarks! I didn't get any at all until the final few weeks with Jaya, I was gutted. I didn't get any new ones with Jove though so that's something.

Bean is a gorgeous little personal midwife for you. I think every pregnant woman needs one ;)

Rebekah said...

I hated that glucous crap! Blech

While pregnant with Suzie I had to take Gracie with me to a check up- actually I think it was a post-natal check up.

When Gracie noticed me starting to undress, she almost freaked out a little. I dont know if it was because I was undressing in someplace other than my room or if she thought the doctor was going to hurt me. I didn't even think about her having any reaction, butit was sorta sweet that she was looking our for her mama

linds said...

So glad to hear that everything is going well with little [big??] Peanut. Your pregnancy has been fantastic and I can only hope to have as great a body and healthy a little bundle as you. [I would like to minus the all day sickness you had earlier!!] And Bean is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Good news!

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