Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pregnancy Timeline - Third Trimester

Here's where things get "interesting". Up until the end of the second trimester, no complaints or issues - pretty much a dream pregnancy! Over the past few weeks, though, I've discovered that not all is 100%. That said, still feeling good & optimistic overall, and baby girl's been SUPER active recently and getting stronger every day. Feels like we have a li'l body builder in there!

August 26, 2010 (29 weeks) - Appointment with Dr. Schnarr. Weight: 139 pounds (gained 19). Discovered that a) iron still low - need to be better with supplements; b) glucose levels from initial tolerance test came out high (9.7 when "normal" threshold is 7.5) and c) fundal height measured small - about 25 cms when it "should" be around 29. Due to b), got a requisition for a more involved glucose tolerance test and due to c), was booked in for a biophysical profile and growth ultrasound to make sure baby's growth and environment are OK.

August 27, 2010 (29 weeks) - Bought baby's crib! A Concord Tami convertible model from the Baby Depot.

September 3, 2010 (30 weeks) - Finished the registry and researched cloth diapering. Checked out the Extraordinary Baby Shoppe (downtown Waterloo) to peruse and learn more about cloth diapering options and brands.

September 4, 2010 (30 weeks) - Researched doulas and found Beth Murch; felt very positive reading through her information & testimonials so contacted her to arrange for an initial meeting.

Sept 6, 2010 (30 1/2 weeks) - Follow-up glucose tolerance test. Fun stuff - had to give blood 3x, drink that nasty McDonald's-esque orange pop again and wait around for TWO hours. In the evening, finally got around to posting some belly pics on FB :)

Sept 8, 2010 (31 weeks) - First prenatal class at the Childbirth Resource Room.

Sept 13, 2010 (31 1/2 weeks) - Biophysical profile & growth ultrasound. This sparked a turning point in our pregnancy which could possibly see the upcoming weeks unfold quite differently than imaged. As such, I'll write about this in a separate post.


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