Thursday, October 09, 2008
The Home Stretch
Well I've reached the final trimester of my...turmoil? Actually though, pregnancy is not hard for me. I can stay pretty active until the end. I never get unbearably uncomfortable. My body doesn't get swollen (except for my belly, of course). I don't really even get heart burn as long as I stay away from chocolate and other sweets. And I really have a great energy level for someone packing a basketball around the middle. But every pregnancy, I fail my one hour glucose load test. And then I have to take the three hour test. I've been following my special pregnancy diet that the dieticians gave me when I was pregnant with Bardo. I went to the doctor today and I passed that three hour test, but to nobody's surprise--barely. And this baby is growing just the same way all my babies grow--BIG. So the doctor ordered a "rescreen" in 2 weeks. I negotiated out of it with the promise of some on my honor self-monitoring. Will all the monitoring in the world give me an average-sized baby?