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Week 29
~ I feel like a walking furnace!

Good news! I past my three hour blood glucose test! I was very happy to hear about that. I went to the doctor and had the quickest visit I believe I've EVER had there. We were in and out in under an hour. It was a nice for a change! Baby continues to be growing well and is extremely active. I feel as if kicks and punches have been replaced by pokes from elbows and knees! Resting is becoming increasingly difficult, I apparently brought back a little cold from vacation and between coughing and going to the bathroom, being unbelievably hot and just not comfortable; the most I can hope for right now is maybe 2 hours sleep at a time. I guess it's my body's way of preparing me for those up every few hours feedings that are to come in a few very short weeks. She also confused me this week with my visit; they were suppose to be every three weeks until 32 weeks, then every 2 weeks until 36 weeks and every week until the end of pregnancy unless conditions indicated otherwise. She scheduled my next visit for 2 weeks from now, but did not give a reason as to why. Since about 22 weeks, I and the baby have both measured big for where we were suppose to be in pregnancy (about 3 to 4 weeks) so I don't know if she is anticipating a possible earlier delivery than even we had guessed based on my previous two pregnancies or what. I will just go with the flow and put my faith and trust in God that our baby will arrive when he is ready and without any problems.

I've been giving more thought to how this baby is going to be fed once he gets here. I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I had breast reduction about a year and a half ago. I breastfed both of my other children, and before I had them I was roughly a full C cup, small D cup. Each baby left me with at least a cup size bigger than my pre-pregnancy size. So before breast reduction, I was in an E cup easily. I knew before I had the surgery, that if I did have another baby, there was a chance I would not be able to breastfeed, or if I did they could come back to their before-surgery fullness or that they could stay about the size they currently are, maybe just drop a little and sag from the extra weight. Don't get me wrong, I ENJOY having normal sized, 'perky' boobs and I had serious doubts that I wanted to even attempt it. I have decided though, that I am going to try it at least for a week or two. I want to have time to dry up, but I also want to attempt to give my baby those important benefits that come from breastfeeding. I am also getting myself ready in case I am not able to. All I can do is try.

We are also getting all the final things we think we will need for the baby, mostly things like a swing, a few extra bottles, continuing to stock pile those diapers and wipes etc. I don't think he will be hurting for clothes for awhile! Everything is washed up and put away waiting on him to arrive and use. We made an appointment with our pediatrician also this week to discuss things like formula for the baby (in case I can't breastfeed), circumcision and how we will need to care for it etc. It's been nearly 11 years since I had a little boy, and things do change. Also our doctor now is not the same doctor that my little boy was seen by as a young baby. The circumcision is making me really nervous, because my other son's was not done right when he was born and at 3 years of age, had to be redone. I do not EVER want to go through that again! I would much rather see a new baby go through it and have no memory of it, than to have it done as a new baby and then again as a 3 year old. He is pushing 11 now and still remembers it being done the second time.

Starting to have lots of really annoying crampy feeling stomach pains, and they are getting more common and more frequent. I can only call them possibly braxton hicks contractions. If I had them before with the other 2, I cannot remember because they did not bother me. They come and go, so that makes me think they are the braxton hicks contractions. What matters is so far, no baby. Just lots of practice for daddy in helping me time them. He's getting pretty good at it now!

Other than that, not a lot to report on the home front. Hopefully next week after I see the doctor I will know some more information. Until then!!

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