This is it! The downhill slide! I have exactly 9 weeks until my c-section, and I am so looking forward to it. Honestly, I have wanted this baby in my arms from the moment I found out I was pregnant. It’s been a hard pregnancy, and that has made me want baby here that much more.
Unfortunately, I got some news from my dr’s office this week that wasn’t what I had hoped for. I was already fairly certain I would flunk the 1 hour glucose test – and I did. However, I worked out a deal with my doctor. I get to skip the 3 hour and the visit to the endocrinologist and in return, I take my blood sugars and report back to her nurse anything that isn’t within range.
But, the really rough news is that I am severely anemic. Yes, I’m always anemic, but this time, I had hope. I did better than I ever have with my regimen of vitamins and iron. I was faithful about taking it, and I really felt like it was helping. But, it wasn’t. I am now on a high powered prescription iron, and will be rechecked in a few weeks. It’s such a bummer to work so hard to do things “right,” only to have them not turn out as you would expect.
I still haven’t taken many photos this pregnancy because of how I feel and my size, but my oldest daughter is determined to get some photos of me, so I’m going to comply and let her do a photo shoot. (By the way, her latest issue of Teen Photographer magazine is available for free download! Snag it HERE!)
My husband did take a photo of me at my OB appointment last week, so I thought I would share that one. Aspen came with us so the doctor could see her now that she’s a toddler and not a tiny baby. It was so fun to have her along with us!
So, that’s that…63 days to go. I am starting to feel “nesty” (I am certain that is a word), but I am not able to accomplish a lot at one time, so I take everything in bite-sized pieces. This coming week I’m planning on slowly working through the house and organizing some things that have been sorely neglected. After that, I’m just going to keep trucking along to the end!
Have a blessed weekend!