Friday was my 24 week appt and it went well overall, but there were some shocking moments. The great news is I’m measuring right where I should be, baby sounds great and cervix is nicely closed and doing what it needs to do. My main concerns were the way spider veins are taking over my legs, recommendations on exercise since bladder is kicking into overdrive and that I feel pressure low, which I also mentioned at my 20 week appt. I didn’t think much of that comment, since I also mentioned it isn’t very frequent. Well, apparently that sets up some red flags, because she tells me they want to do a chemical test to see if I’ll be going into labor in the next few weeks. GULP. The test itself was like a pap and it was run within a few hours. I’d get a call from the on call doc if there was a concern. Now that two days have passed and I’ve gotten no call, it is safe to say I will not be going into labor in the next few weeks. So it is kinda reassuring to know that at this point! There were just some moments of terror associated with that appt.
As far as the spider veins, she recommended support hose. They aren’t prescription and I guess I shouldn’t complain, because it is definitely worth it in the long run. I actually put on a pair this morning and my legs felt great! So that is cool. And the exercise thing? I was at the Y the other night, did a pre-emptive pee and was dying to pee again as soon as the elliptical started doing its thing! I tried to hold it, but it was becoming kinda painful and I could feel a trickle….so I ran to the bathroom….only to have it happen again as soon as I got back on the elliptical! He must be right on my bladder when I stand these days! So she recommended being in the pool as well, so I’m going to try to do that a few times a week. Walking seems to be going ok still.
Goals for June:
Finish painting nursery
Get crib up
Purchase dresser and possibly rocker of some kind
Exercise every day (mind you, I counted walking around the mall and stopping for coffee cake with my mom exercise yesterday!)
Focus on mental preparation for child birth
Finish reading 2-3 child birth books
Start meditating 2x a week