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Friday, March 23, 2012

32 Weeks!!!

Yesterday was my 32 week doctor appointment. Can you believe only 8 weeks to go?!? I sure can't! Appointment went well. I was measuring 32 at 32 weeks, about .5 centimeter off which I'll take. Baby's heartbeat was between 130-140. She mentioned something about my weight and I told her that I knew I'd eaten one too many Reese's eggs. This was a great distraction because we then started a whole convo about how great eggs are!

I was slightly irritated about 2 things...1. I asked her about the carpal tunnel and told her that I was using the brace and it wasn't getting any better. She told me that it probably wouldn't until after the baby got here. So I was irritated because the other 2 nurses and doctor told me to get one so I spent $30 on a brace only to find out, yeah, it probably won't work. So now I just wait...

The other thing I was irritated about was that she made the comment that I'm at risk for preclampsia because I had high blood pressure the first 2 appointments but then it was normal after that so she's not too concerned any more. First off, why am I just now learning this at 32 weeks? I mean sure it's one less thing for me to worry about the past 22 weeks but really? In her defense, maybe she told me and I forgot but I don't think so. Also, the first appointment I was nervous and it was still in the normal range. The second appointment it was SUPER high but I felt good so I think the nurse took it wrong. DH was also slightly irritated that this was the first we were learning of it.

Ending on a good note though, she reviewed my birth plan and gave me some good ideas of things to add and/or clarify. After our last baby class on Monday, I'm going to work on finalizing it and that will be one more thing we can cross off the list-woohoo!!!

6 comments:

Slynn said...

Can't believe it's going by so quickly! Wowie zowie. Soon you'll be holding a precious babe in your arms.

J.o.s.e.y said...

The brace definitely DID help me to a point, but that was with wearing it 100% at night and at least 50% of the time during the day. Delivery really is the only "cure" for pregnancy related carpal tunnel, but for me at least, the brace definitely did help.

You can also try kineseo taping (my chiropractor does it). That helped as well.

32 weeks - ahhh!

J.o.s.e.y said...

The brace definitely DID help me to a point, but that was with wearing it 100% at night and at least 50% of the time during the day. Delivery really is the only "cure" for pregnancy related carpal tunnel, but for me at least, the brace definitely did help.

You can also try kineseo taping (my chiropractor does it). That helped as well.

32 weeks - ahhh!

~Jess said...

You're getting so close! I'd be a bit peeved too about only find out about the pre-e now. Oh well, like you said, one less thing to have worried about.

Joanna said...

I wouldn't worry too much about the pre-e now if you're bp as been normal except for the first 2 appts. I think you're more at risk for it if you had it high now. BP goes up and down so often (even a dramatic change within 5 min if you concentrate on breathing). If it was more consistently up then I would worry.

Can you believe you're almost done? You're getting close to holding baby A in your arms at long last :) Pregnancy is such a weird thing for our bodies (even though it's meant to do it). It changes everything! Most everything will go back to normal after delivery (sometimes it takes a few weeks). I had an AWFUL rash (PUPPS rash - it's worse than poison ivy) 2 months before delivery & it kept getting worse (waking me up at night with fire in my hands when I needed to get my sleep; only cure was sticking my hands & feet in ice water). It pretty much was gone after I delivered & kept getting better every day.

Emily said...

It feels like time just flew! I hope your BP stays under control.