June 8, 2012

Coming Into The Home Stretch

I’m at the end of 34 weeks today.  I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and I’m so excited about that.  Nervous but excited at the same time.  It’s a little unbelievable to me that very soon I will have a little girl in my arms.

Yesterday I had a centering appointment.  My midwife took a look at my blood sugar levels.  My fasting numbers were still higher than the 90 or less they wanted but were below 95.  She consulted with an OB and they wanted to put me on medicine.  So they started me on glyburide.  It’s an oral medication and I’m only taking a 1/2 of a pill at night. 

However along with the medication comes other things.  I now get to go in twice a week for a nonstress test to make sure munchkin is ok.  It could be worse and I’m ok with getting to listen to her heartbeat and make sure she’s ok.  The part that I really dislike is that I will be induced by 39 weeks if she has not arrived on her own.  It’s not longer abstract…it’s actually been scheduled and is in the system. 

I’m actually taking this better than I expected.  I was expecting this so I think that has helped.  I almost started crying when I told my mom about the induction but other than that I’ve been ok.  I can’t claim I’m going to be ok tonight but I’m ok for now.  It sucks that The Man is under water but we’ve had email communication so I’m hoping this email will get through.  You never know what they will and will not let through.  Either way, as long as she stays put he’ll be here in time, as will my mom.

Actually…I got a surprise phone call from The Man last night after I wrote the above paragraph.  It was great to be able to talk to him and tell him what happened.  He’s amazing and supportive.  He reminded me that we can still go for no pain meds and have a natural childbirth.  So that’s our goal.
I love that I got to talk to him.  God knew I needed it.  He also knew that all of this was going to happen and he’s still in control.  I’m trusting…it’s hard but I’m trusting. 

I’d give you a picture but that would involve me putting on a bra and cleaning up our room so you’ll have to wait till next week.  Instead I’ll leave you with super cute picture of Joey.

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I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. It will all work out!  At the end of the day (or night), you'll have your baby and that's all that will matter.

  2. I'm glad you got to talk to him, and hope she just stays nice and comfortable until everyone's ready. :)

  3. I do hope that he will be home in time. My prayers for the health of you and the baby, and I believe that whatever happens, it will be according to God's will!

  4. So far so good:) Taking it one day at a time!

  5. That's what I keep reminding myself. As long as we're both healthy at the end, all good!


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