Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Almost 10 to go

Tomorrow will mark my 29th week with only 10 weeks left to go before my due date. My anticipation is rising as I know it won't be long before I am responsible for the life of another human being. I've been here before, at 29 weeks pregnant, and was excited and nervous about being a mother. Well that ended 8 short weeks later when I found out my baby had died at 37 weeks. I am so nervous and worried that the same thing will happen again. I don't really know why she died and that is what makes this really scary.

I just keep telling myself that everything will be ok this time around because that is all I can do to stay sane. If I lost this baby I know in the end everything will be alright. I have been there before and survived, it has been so hard but I am still here.

So tomorrow I go for my 3 hour glucose test. I have to fast after midnight tonight and be at the lab at 8am. Once there I will drink one of those sugary drinks and have my blood tested once every hour for 3 hours. I have to sit at the lab the whole time and I'm sure I will be starving especially since I wake up hungry anyway. I'm hoping I pass the test but if I don't hopefully I can control the gestational diabetes with diet and exercise. I also have my next doctor appointment tomorrow at 5:30pm so it is looking like a busy day.

Living on the coast means that there is a chance of a hurricane coming ashore. Well guess what is heading our way right now... Yes a hurricane! The first Atlantic hurricane of the season and it is looking like it is going to be a big one. It is called Hurricane Irene and right now it is a category 2 but they are projecting it to become a category 3 by tomorrow.

Depending on where they say it is making landfall and how strong of a storm it is going to be we maybe going to Columbia for the weekend. I didn't want to go very far from home in my 3rd trimester but it is looking like Hurricane Irene will force me to leave. At least it is the beginning of the 3rd trimester and we will only be 2 1/2 hours away from home.

As for Little Bird, she has moving all the time which is so comforting. I've also started doing kick counts this past week. I counted for an hour last night and she had 78 kicks in an hour. She is a very active little girl.

I'll post an update after my appointments tomorrow if we aren't getting our stuff together to leave for the weekend.