How are you feeling? Emotionally: I am now wavering between feeling totally impatient and completely unprepared. Physically: fair. One funny thing happened yesterday: I had my first attack of that charming "have to pee constantly" thing since my first trimester. I think the baby may just have been lying particularly low last evening, but I literally had to go to the bathroom every 15 minutes. The worst part was nothing even happened most of those times!
Any medical appointments, how did they go? I went to the OB last Tuesday night for a checkup and, I thought, my GD screen - except literally fifteen minutes before I was going to drink the drink (I had it on my desk and everything) her office called and told me they'd miscalculated and not to drink it after all. So now I'm going NEXT Tuesday for that. I like/ feel comfortable with my doctor, but I am really starting to be fed up with her office staff. They seem very disorganized and that irritates my Type A personality. (At least she herself answers her pager promptly. I've only beeped her once so far and she called me back within 15 minutes.)
Apart from my aggravation over the glucose test, that appointment went ok. She told me my blood pressure is still ok with her. That was reassuring because I do feel like it's been creeping up again recently. But thanks to my history of high BP, she also gave me a referral for another ultrasound and fetal doppler study. I've scheduled that for next Wednesday.
Any medical appointments coming up? Next week for my regular checkup and rescheduled GD test. I'm officially on the every-2-weeks schedule since I'm now third trimester (!!!)
Anything new happening? At my appointment I also asked my doc about maternity leave, and she said she usually has her patients go out at 36 weeks. This immediately concerned me because my company only offers max 12 weeks of maternity leave, so if I were to go out 4 weeks early I would have to return to work when the baby is only 8 weeks old. However, she insisted that with my history of hypertension and the length of my commute - 60 miles a day - she would really rather I not work my last 4 weeks.
Fortunately I think I've worked it out. I spoke to my boss the next day about telecommuting that last month ... my job is such that I can get away with working from home most of the time. My doctor also said that working from home would be ok with her. So now it looks like I'll be home after June 3rd, but technically still at work until my due date.
Pictures? None this week -- although last night I had my feet up and was seriously considering taking a picture of my "cankles." I am so swollen now that my feet and ankles are visibly enlarged. I poke them constantly for fear of signs of pitting edema - nothing though, thankfully.