Pregnancy update

Let’s take advantage of the fact that my son is away to focus on number two, whose gender we are still choosing to ignore and whose name we are not anywhere closer to pick…

I had a visit with the midwife today and I am happy to report that everything looks good. The results of my glucose test are in and everything is normal for that as well as my iron level, my measurements seem good, blood pressure and baby heart rate are fine… I will have another ultrasound in 3 to 4 weeks to verify the position of the placenta, as it was low-lying at my fist ultrasound, but this problem rectifies itself 19 times out of 20, so I’m not too worried.

The only thing that scares me is that I gained 6 pounds in the last 5 weeks. Although it is totally normal and still puts me below the “expected” range for weight gain (I have gained between 12 and 15 pounds so far at 29 weeks), I do hope I won’t keep this rythm until the end. I know it’s somewhat selfish not to want to gain too much weight, and don’t worry, I won’t start starving myself because I want to stay “small”. I will keep eating when I’m hungry and hope that my body – and the baby – know what they’re doing. But it was kinda nice to gain only 20 pounds the first time. It was easy to go back to my pre-pregnancy weight, it wasn’t as heavy to carry around as it could have been and it didn’t make me feel like as much of a whale. So if I could do that again and have a healthy, 7-pound baby like the first time, I would be really happy.

But obviously, I don’t get to decide, so we’ll just have to wait and see!

One Response to “Pregnancy update”

  1. PregnancyQuickStart Says:

    Pregnancy requires a healthy diet including the recommended daily allowance of the basic nutrients but also enough vitamins and minerals in natural form from healthy foods, or coming from multi-vitamins or dietary supplements.