Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Week 26 Doctor's Appt. Recap

Hello there! I hope everyone is having a great week...we have been getting rain here which is a blessing. I know our ground needs it, and hopefully it will help the temperatures some too. I am not outside much these days, but when I am, I kind of go into heat shock! Sunday, I thought I would sweat through my dress during my weekly church outing. I guess my body isn't quite adjusted to the summer heat because I am not in it every day. Chris joked yesterday that every time he walks outside he sweats through his shirt...we are definitely in the humid, hot South!

Well, I had my appointments yesterday, and they went really good! The one negative is that the appointment lady (I don't know her real title) accidentally scheduled me for Wednesday rather than Tuesday, even though I go every single Tuesday. I felt stupid for not catching it either, but they worked me in and everything was straightened out. I happened to get the grumpy nurse yesterday which didn't make the situation any better. If you go to the same doctor that I do you totally know which nurse I am talking about ;) Poor thing...I have never seen her in a good mood! My goal is to kill her with kindness every time I go in there!

Anyway, Dr. Anding gave me great news, my stitches from my cerclage are holding strong, I am measuring right on track, and I now only have to go for check-ups bi-weekly rather than weekly! Praise the Lord!!! Since I am finishing up my 26th week, that should mean I will go in at 28, 30, 32, 34 and 36 weeks. Only five more appointments until the stitch is removed at 36 weeks. At that point we will let nature take its course and let Baby Bradford make his appearance! One positive aspect to my incompetent cervix, is that my doctor said that typically labor is very quick for women with shortened cervix (for obvious reasons)...hopefully that will be true in my case!

I did have to take the glucose test yesterday, but honestly it was not near as bad as I had anticipated. I drank the fruit punch flavored drink which is supposedly the best. Since I hadn't had any sugar for two days and I had really been wanting some it wasn't too awful. And being the big baby I am, I had Chris hold my hand when I gave blood. I will be honest, I have a fairly high pain tolerance, but when it comes to needles, I get soooo worked up. It's ridiculous and completely all in my head I know, so hopefully I will get over it soon. I made Chris take a picture of me with my pouty face...

And here is my official 26 week 5 day picture! Y'all excuse my hair, I am not sure what happened! I will just blame it on the wind ;)

I cannot believe Friday starts the last week of my second trimester! I am just now realizing how much there is to do, and how little time I have to do it. I am VERY limited on to what I can do, so I am going to really rely on my sweet family to help out. We will be moving in a couple weeks into our new little house! I am thrilled but also a little nervous, because everything will be in disarray and I can't do a thing about it. My mom is going to come in and help get some things set up so that should help! And the nursery is a whole other story! I am just choosing not to worry about it! Hopefully, everything will come together in the last few weeks! If it doesn't...I don't think Baby Bradford will ever know if I have to finish up everything after he is born!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Ashley, thought i would let you know that I enjoy reading your blog. I look forward to reading every blog you post. I am very glad everything is going good with Baby Bradford and the move.
    Much love, Ali S