I’m now just a couple of days shy of 36 weeks, and things are going well!! I still don’t have any signs of pre-eclampsia, and I pray that I won’t get it. I’m still checking my bp each day and checking my urine every morning for protein and ketones. I have had a couple of instances of ketones but never because of a high bg; I chug water and eat carbs and they go away pretty quickly. So I have to be super vigilant about eating a bedtime snack, which I don’t like because I feel like I have already gained so much weight and I don’t like to eat when I’m not hungry!
At her last measurement last week, our baby measured in the 37th percentile, which is great! She is no longer too small and seems to be growing well. My fluid levels are on the low side, but still within normal range. My bg’s have been surprisingly easy to control, too!! I don’t have any crazy spikes, but I my insulin requirements have doubled. I also have to bolus at least 30 minutes in advance of breakfast and dinner, or I will have a postprandial of over 140, which the docs want me to avoid.
At one of our appointments, we got some 4D pictures of the baby!! We were so excited to see what she’ll look like. She had her hand in front of her face the whole time, but we were still able to see some of her face! Here’s one of the photos:
So now we just have to wait for her arrival. ;) We've been praying that she'll stay put and won't arrive too early, but now that I'm almost 36 weeks, that possibility is increasingly less of a concern. But every day counts, so hopefully we'll make it to the planned C-section date of 12/29! Now we just have to finish getting our house in order and get the last-minute things we'll need for when we bring her home! Any moms out there have any advice on what items they found indespensible for their newborn?? I'm all ears! :)