As you can see to the right I have put up an awkwardly placed ticker with the countdown to our son's birth!! He will be born via scheduled c/section at noon on March 21, 2011. It seems like SO far away still, but I know it's coming up quickly!
My OB told me that I needed to travel. She is giving me until 34 weeks to do anything I'd like to do since things are going so well. The diabetes is managed well, I've had almost no contractions, no swelling, good blood pressure. The TAC is a miracle worker.
Our little guy is SUCH a big mover. At 28 weeks he was breech, and I really don't think he's flipped yet. I feel almost constant punching/kicking simultaneously in my right ribs and left hip. My belly is starting to move like an alien, from side to side, and jerking quickly up and down. Silly boy!!!
I'm 30w6d today and I bet he's close to 4 lbs at least. I am currently meeting with my OB every 2 weeks to monitor my glucose levels and b/p and growth. No more ultrasounds until 36 weeks, though, unless something is worrisom enough to deem it necessary. At my appt. this week, my uterus measured 32 weeks, or 2 weeks ahead of schedule! In doing some reading, I'm guessing I'm measuring bigger because he's likely still breech.
We had to give her the name of a pediatrician (gasp!), I have to get pre-registered with the hospital (double gasp!) and I'm meeting with said pediatrician this Friday (eeeeek!). Things are really getting real. On a daily basis, I think about a "take home baby," yet I still feel like it's such an abstract impossibility. All signs are pointing to bringing home a healthy son, I just can't grasp it. I'm preparing, going through the motions, but not really acknowledging that it's happening to me and not someone else. So totally weird, I know, but such is the mind of a woman who's had such tragedy and loss and struggle in her life. I can't wait to see him in the flesh, alive and breathing, eyes opening and closing. I can't wait.