Tuesday, July 10, 2007

25 Weeks and (Kinda) Counting

I've had this post ready to go since last Wednesday, but I was hoping to get a bump picture to post with it. And, yes, here we are almost a week later with no photo to show, but I figured it was time to post before I am actually 26 weeks!

So, last Tuesday was my monthly OB check-up, and as is usually the case at this point in the pregnancy, it was a boring appointment. Weight gain is at about 13 pounds, heart rate is strong, and belly is measuring nice and big. That's about it.

The best part of this appt. was that I got in and out of there in 30 minutes! This has N.E.V.E.R. happened. I love my OBs, but so does everyone else, which is why the wait is usually ridiculous. I could get used to this!

I did get my order for my gestational diabetes test, so that's next on the list. At my request, I am skipping the 1-hour test because A. I don't think it's accurate, and B. I always flunk it, so I might as well go for the real 3-hour deal.

I'm not usually negative, but with the odds NOT in my favor, I'm assuming I have it again. This means I am also anticipating a horrible reaction to the test. When I did it early on in this pregnancy, it went fine, but then again, I tested negative. When I did have it with Emma, I had a pretty bad reaction. I'm assuming positive results mean total sickness for me. We'll see. I'm supposed to go for my test on Tuesday, so I'll keep you posted.

Baby is moving fine, but definitely not as much as Miss Emma. Maybe that's a good sign? I have to remind myself that this amount of movement is probably more normal.

Other than that, nothing else is really all that new with Baby B #2. In fact, this pregnancy is flying by. With Emma, I counted the days until I reached a new week, and now, boom... I'm 25 weeks already! I think part of me doesn't want this to be over yet because it might be my last pregnancy. Actually, let's not talk about that now. I'll just end up getting sappy.

I'm feeling pretty darn good and enjoying every minute of alone time I get with Miss Emma before she has to share me. It would be nice if she chilled out a little bit so we wouldn't have to fight for half the day, but that is the life of a mom with a strong-willed child. We do the best we can, and love them for every ounce of their determination. I'm curious to see what God has in story for me with this new baby!

Until then, here is a photo of my first baby that should have been posted on Friday. We left at 7am Friday morning for a short weekend get-away, so I do have an excuse. Sorry it's late!



Jennie said...

Isn't it crazy how fast time goes now? With chasing after Rose all day, I barely have time to think about being pregnant and now I'm all 27 weeks, 3rd trimester. It does seem like ages since we found out in February, but the weeks sure add up quickly.

Hope the diabetes test goes well. I have mine on Tuesday. Am expecting all to be fine though.

Take care.

Tracey said...

Cute outfit.

25 weeks! Wow... Good luck on that diabetes testing. At least you're prepared for the possibility of a positive. I think most people are shocked when they receive the diagnosis.

Hope you keep on feeling well, and that Emma gives you a little break!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

AW- what a cute outfit! Can't wait to see a pic of you! And wish you the best on your test!


Amy said...

I really enjoy reading your blog (followed it from JD's) because my daughter is close in age to yours (born 9/16/05) and I'm now due 11/17. It could be my last pregnancy too--though like you I don't really want to think about that yet. I'm glad you're feeling good. This second pregnancy has been a lot harder--I've been sick so much more. Makes the time go by so slow--my first pregnancy went really fast.

kkoois said...

hope the test goes well on tuesday for you. hopefully you will be pleasantly surprised!

love the picture of emma - i'm a sucker for those skirts!

amanda said...

I hope your test goes well tomorrow, and that you are NOT sick afterwards!
Funny story: I had a dream about you the other night. I went to your house and you and Jeff were out on the back porch taking a belly pic! :) It was so funny. I was standing right in the background though, and while I was dreaming I was annoyed with myself for being in the way...lol. Right after that, Kim showed up and she and I decided to go on a power walk. She was talking about walking some ridiculously far distance (like to downtown Chicago from your house), and I was worried I'd get lost. It was so bizarre. :)
Cute pic of the princess...she's growing up so fast! :)

aunt nenni said...

Wow! Soon I will have another niece or nephew to spoil! Hooray! Emma looks adorable, as usual, and I will be praying for you that your test goes well. I really think that this one will go better, but we'll see. Love you all! XOXOXO

Glass Half Full said...

Cute as ever!

Most pregnancy with my second son was a total blur, as well as his first year. When you are dealing with another child before you know it a week goes by!

Mommy Brain said...

Hope your test goes well! Emma looks adorable!

Heidi said...

She's so cute. I feel the same way about this pregnancy it's gone way faster and I'm enjoying this precious time with my little guy too!

I hope the test goes well!