Jun 23, 2013 - Feelings    No Comments

Thirty Four Weeks Pregnant

Thirty Four Weeks Pregnant

This week I received baby stuff from amazon.co.uk. Didn’t know that they had different types of plugs, so I had to buy some adapters. But they were so cool, I had to test them. We got: a sterilizer, bottle warmer, baby monitor, wipes, diapers, bottles and grooming kit, and I sterilized everything. It was so much fun. I showed my husband everything via iPhone and he will probably be more excited when he sees everything. Most of the things are from Avent, the baby monitor is from Motorola, grooming kit from Tommee Tippee and wipes and diapers Pampers Sensitive.

Our godmother gave us the car seat and breast pump, and the bed and changing mattress will come next week. Yey!

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I got my results for SGB and I don’t have any, just some yeast infection I have to treat, but is not unusual for pregnant women to have this.

This was the good side of the week.

The bad side is that I had to go to a Cardiotocogram test on Friday and all was well, I was sitting on my back but high enough with pillows under my back and after 15 minutes the baby’s heartbeat started to slow down, again.

I went with my mom this time and told her to call for someone and then I tried to turn on my right a little, because the machine was on that side but baby still was not ok. Someone came asked if I moved, I said no, but the belly was very tensed and the baby still in an awkward position and the heart rate didn’t go up still. So they put me on my left side and the heart rate started to grow beat by beat. So from 76, the number my mom read the last time, it slowly started to go up as he re-positioned in my belly.

The doctor on guard came and look at the results, told me it was because of the machine that didn’t get the direct contact with baby’s heart and that is why it dropped. Then took that result and said I should stay another 20 minutes to see if everything was alright if I’m on my left side. And it was till the end, but the explanation didn’t felt right. More because the belly tensed like the first time the heart beat dropped, and the explanation was odd.

So I wrote an e-mail to my doctor, as she requested, took some photos of the tests and she promptly responded in like 30 minutes even though it was Saturday morning, very early in the morning. She said it was because I was on my back again, and should avoid that, but nothing else I can do to avoid that because that is the only reason. I asked her if I could repeat the Cardiotocogram earlier than 8th of July and she said it was a good idea to do them more often.

So next Friday I’m gonna go again for a test. I’m gonna stay on my left side from the beginning and hope he’ll be fine the entire time. It gets scary to know your little one is not well and can’t do anything about that to help him, or at least hold him in your arms till the bad feeling is no more, which I don’t want to do very soon. I mean I wanna hold him, but not for another 5 weeks.

Symptoms: This week, starting with Monday, my feet swollen. They look like Fred Flintstone’s feet and they hurt if I standing too long, or walking too much. But lately, standing and walking even for a bit is such a pain. I can’t seem to get any comfort from putting them up, cuz I have to stay on my side and it is not a comfortable position, and even if I stay sited and put them up, they start getting sore and numb. What it feels like heaven and so relaxing is a putting my feet in not too cold water. I don’t know if it’s recommended, but at least the pain goes away for that time only. When I take them off, or start walking, they still hurt.

Some more backaches probably because of sleeping positions, headaches, small bladder and heartburn. But nothing that is as bad as the swollen feet.

New measurements:

Baby weight: 2146 grams (ours measured 1965 grams at 32 weeks)
Baby head to toe: 45 cm

Weight before: 59.3 kg
Weight nineteenth week: 74.5 kg (my moms scale shows a different weight every time I try to measure myself)

Bust measurements before: 87 cm
Bust nineteenth week: 99 cm

Waist before: 67 cm
Waist nineteenth week: 97 cm

Hips before: 92 cm
Hips nineteenth week: 99 cm

Butt before: 95 cm
Butt nineteenth week: 107 cm

Bump before: 77 cm
Bump nineteenth week: 107 cm

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