Pregnancy Update: 28 Weeks

Posted on May 30, 2016 in Pregnancy

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A lot has happened since my last update at 26 weeks. I wanted to start posting these updates weekly but last week so much happened I just took it easy and rested…. The night before that post was scheduled to go live I actually ended up in the ER and Labour and Delivery. I had my glucose test the day before which I found out this past week I had failed. But when I got home from the test my kids were being crazy and things were a bit hectic in the house so I was stressed out. I went to the bathroom and noticed there was blood in my urine. I waited a few hours to see what was going on, baby was moving normally and I had no pain, no cramps and no other reasons to be alarmed but the blood.

After going to the bathroom a few times and it still being there I made the decision to head to L&D to just make sure all was well. I got there at 11pm…. I was put on the monitor and had to press a button every time the baby moved which was every few seconds it seemed – she was very happy in there.

I did the ol’ peeing in a cup and was super upset to see it was pure blood. There was no bleeding anywhere, and again no pain so the L&D nurse was floored and we waited for the Doctor to arrive. Finally, the doctor arrived and sent me down for an ultrasound. I got to see my little munchkin move around, also got to see my kidneys and my liver! Then it was back up to L&D to await the results.

Results are in: Kidney stones. WHAT?  yup, one in EACH kidney. I had no idea this would be the outcome, I had no pain which was VERY lucky. From what I am told kidney stones are beyond painful, the ER nurse who I ended up having to go down to see said she’s seen grown men cry from them… so I am very lucky.

I was also told some VERY upsetting news. I was told my baby was measuring 2% for weight, and that was way too small. Of course I began to freak out, I called my husband crying my eyes out but didn’t really know what any of it meant. (turns out this was WRONG information, and when I got home and googled the “Estimated weight” it actually made baby weigh what the average 29 weeker weighs! so she is much bigger than smaller)

I was sent down to the ER to have the kidney stones treated, but instead I became super ill. I was throwing up in the garbage can and had a pounding migraine. They ended up giving me an IV of zofran, and I requested to go home. They weren’t planning to do anything for my stones  – except Morphine if I started to get pain or discomfort and that wasn’t something I wanted (plus, no pain!) so finally at 5:30a I was discharged and went home. When I got home, the blood in my urine had stopped – I began weeping to my husband about the results of the ultrasound saying my baby was in the 2%tile for weight and eventually went to sleep for 3 hours before my kids all got up and we had a lay down, rest day.

I went to my OB last week. Spoke to her about the events I experienced and she told me the ultrasound is WRONG. Baby has measured perfectly (and a bit ahead) every ultrasound, she has no issues with baby weight – but will get me an ultrasound to ease my mind, that should be this week! She told me if the baby was as small as stated on the percentile of the ultrasound I wouldn’t feel or see the movements as much as I have. She also said if the grams were written correctly, then the percentile is way off, she said it’s for sure not right. The other issue we addressed was my failed Glucose test.

For gestational diabetes if you test 10.8 or higher you are considered to have GD. My blood sugar was 10.6 which means I had to go in last week for the 2 hour glucose tolerance test. I had to fast for 12 hours, and head on in for a blood draw upon arrival, 1 hour after the test and another 2 hours after the test. I go in tomorrow to my OB’s office to discuss the results; let’s hope I pass. However, she seems to think I do in fact have gestational diabetes. Which would explain my weight again (gained 9lbs more at this appt!) and why the baby would be measuring a bit bigger and not smaller.

To say I’m a wreck is an understatement. I’m really nervous, but whatever the outcome is – I’ll get through it and push on. This baby is such a miracle, I’ll do anything I have to to stay healthy for her!

28 WEEK UPDATE AND HAPPENINGS:

How far along? 28 weeks exactly today
How big is the peanut? according to my ultrasound a few weeks ago she’s 2.2lbs and long!
Total weight gain/loss? 31 lbs gained to date
Maternity clothes? Maternity shirts as all other shirts even XL no longer fit the bump.
Sleep? Barely. It’s been rough. Baby moves a lot and keeps me awake plenty.
Symptoms? Headaches, irritability, and tired all the time.
Food cravings? Watermelon, Salty foods, Roast Beef and Grapes.
Food aversions? Eggs, Spaghetti, and Milk.
Gender? Still girl.
Labor signs? None. When I walk or have to pee I have braxton hicks.
Belly button in or out? In, as always.

After my hospital visit I woke up with a cold. I STILL have it right now, and it’s driving me nuts. I am coughing like crazy, and finally my nose and throat feel okay but when I drink its super heavy on my chest… so I’m just trying to wait this sickness out. Being pregnant there is no option for colds or flus, just tylenol so it’s really a wait and get better type of thing. Heres to hoping it goes away at some point this week. Fingers crossed, and hopefully next week I have a better update!

30 Comments

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) May 30, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I have a kidney stone that I have had since childhood. It’s just hanging out in there :)

    I am sending good thoughts your way for a healthy rest of your pregnancy.

  • Reply Kelli May 30, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear this last appointment was a nightmare. Thinking of you!

  • Reply Angelic Sinova May 30, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I hear that craving watermelons is super common (it’s one of my family friends craved when she was pregnant and she doesn’t even like them). Sending you happy thoughts and healthy pregnancy vibes.

  • Reply Pam May 30, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Sounds like you have had a lot going on. Fingers crossed that you pass your GD test..

  • Reply MELISASource May 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I LOVE this whole baby watch post series! It’s so much fun! I can’t believe your belly button never pops out!

  • Reply Jenn @ EngineerMommy May 30, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Pregnancy is such an emotional ride! There were definitely ups and downs for me along the way. I’m sorry you’ve had to deal with some unexpected issues. Best of luck for a healthy and happy rest of your pregnancy!

  • Reply Liz Mays May 30, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I’m sorry that these past few weeks have been such a nightmare. It’s good that your OB was able to clear up the confusion about the baby though!

  • Reply Marcie W. May 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I actually experienced a horrible kidney infection while pregnant with my first. She turns 12 next month and I still consider that incident the worst pain I have ever endured. Hope you’re feeling better!

  • Reply Sarah Bailey May 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Such a shame that the past few weeks haven’t been so grand for you – I hope that things get better for you.

  • Reply Toni May 30, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    What a complete nightmare! I too would have been completely freaked out! I’m so glad you got to the bottom of all of this.

  • Reply Sarah May 30, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I can only imagine what you are going through, hang in there! Glad you have an outlet to write on and let others share their uplifting thoughts to you!

  • Reply Noel Barnwell May 30, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Sorry to hear about everything going on. Hang in there! You’re one tough momma to be!

  • Reply Dawn McAlexander May 30, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Yuck! Kidney stones are no fun. I had one when I was pregnant. The delivery was worse pain, but not by much!

  • Reply CourtneyLynne May 31, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Omg I’m so sorry to hear that happened!!!! That must of been so scary to deal with. Sending positive vibes your way xoxoxo

  • Reply Bri May 31, 2016 at 1:01 am

    I hope you feel better really soon. I know it sucks having a cold and not being able to do anything about it. I am craving salty foods too.

  • Reply Mimi Green May 31, 2016 at 1:30 am

    You had z tough week for sure. I hope the next week brings you better news.

    It is tough not to worry but try not to.

  • Reply Karlaroundtheworld | Karla May 31, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Still, with all the good things happening from false alarms I think you’re all set to be ready for more optimism in the future. Don’t stress yourself out with every piece of hair falling!

  • Reply Franc Ramon May 31, 2016 at 3:58 am

    That was scary though. I hope you get a safe pregnancy going forward. Relax, being stress free would be better for you.

  • Reply Mommy Pehpot May 31, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Hope you feel better soon! I just gave birth 3 months ago and reading your updates made me think of what I did when I was 28 weeks :)

  • Reply Taylor Ebner May 31, 2016 at 9:36 am

    This sounds horrible! I am 23 weeks along and I am praying I won’t have to go through any of this!

  • Reply Ryan Escat May 31, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I remember my wife when she was pregnant, it is not easy. Take care and congrats on your pregnancy!

  • Reply Nicole Escat May 31, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Congratulations to you! Pregnancy is consists of mixed emotions, back pains, excitement, fear, anxiety and happiness! Enjoy it.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle May 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I’m sorry to hear the last little bit hasn’t been easy. I know it’s an up and down thing, but the downs are always so tough during pregnancy.

  • Reply Bites for Foodies May 31, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Hope you feel better soon! My kids are only 3 and 5 but I feel like I was pregnant ages ago!!!

  • Reply mary May 31, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I sure wish I kept a log or journal like you did. Great way to reflect back in the future.

  • Reply Rosey May 31, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    Ah you are very lucky (thank goodness). I’ve seen a grown man cry over them too!

  • Reply Camesha June 2, 2016 at 1:14 am

    You’ve definitely had a tough week! Here’s to hoping it’s smooth sailing from here on out. Hope you shake that cold soon.

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  • Reply Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen June 5, 2016 at 7:04 am

    I hope you feel better now…. and have a smooth pregnancy!

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