So it has been a pretty uneventful month, which is always a good thing when talking about pregnancy. I am currently 28 weeks and 4 days! Woohoo! That is officially the start of the third trimester! I sometimes look back and think, wow where has the time gone, and then other times, getting to the third trimester seems like it has taken forever! I thought during my first trimester, with all the nausea and vomiting that I would never get here, but time passes and here I am!
I had my monthly checkup last wednesday and everything is right on track. The ultrasound technician that performed my ultrasound had so many questions as my chart says surrogate, and so she was just talking away! She stopped asking questions long enough to tell me that my placenta, which was still too close to my cervix at my last appointment, has officially moved well out of the way, and so I can deliver this baby safely vaginally. However, this little french baguette is still breech, so she will need to turn around, and meet this world head first before I am given the all clear, but my doctor and ultrasound technician seemed optimistic that this would happen. My uterus is measuring at 28 weeks, but the baby seemed to have had a little bit of a growth spurt and was measuring at 29 weeks. This little baguette has long arm and legs already, and is measuring right on track! I will continue to have ultrasounds every month until 36 weeks as well to continue monitoring growth and development. I have only gained 5 pounds so far. I am not gaining, but I am not losing either, and my OB doesn't seem concerned at all about this. She says as long as I maintain weight or gain then there is no need to worry about it. If I start to lose weight, then she will have something to say.
This last appointment was also the blood test for gestational diabetes. I had to drink 10 oz of some majorly sugar infused drink, and then 45 minutes later, have my blood drawn. Aside from the instant headache I got after finishing the drink, I felt fine. They said no news is good news for the results, and I haven't heard anything from them so that's good! Medically, everything is good! I asked the doctor about what happens if baby doesn't move head down, and if there is anything I can do, or they can do to nudge her in the right direction. If by 36 weeks, she has not moved, they can try to manually turn her. I have heard that this is pretty painful, but I would rather try it this way than have to have a c-section. So for those of you praying, pray this little baguette heads down!
The legal paperwork has begun as well. There are two lawyers here in Kansas that will be assisting with this process. One for the couple, and one for me. They will be petitioning the court for a pre-birth order that names the intended parents as biological parents of this baby. This will allow for many things including the hospital staff recognizing them as parents and as the ones who can make the medical decisions for the baby once she has arrived! I am so thankful there is an agency on board to deal with all of this!
I have another appointment at the end of this month which will be my 32 week checkup and then I will start going every two weeks and then weekly! Again, time has flown in some senses! I have been trying to prepare myself for labor again, and while I am not looking forward to it at all, I am looking forward to handing over this precious little miracle to her parents! I will update after my next appointment! Thanks for reading! :)