Ramblin’ Man

  • Two weeks ago I had my first growth scan at 23 weeks. My MFM specialist wants to see me monthly for growth scans throughout the remainder of my pregnancy. After the scan she said she had “No concerns!”. Baby Boy was measuring in the 60th percentile and weighed approx. 1 1/2 lbs. Next scan is in two weeks.
  • Yesterday I had my monthly visit with my OB. I did the one hour glucose test and had bloodwork done. I PASSED the glucose test, but my bloodwork came back “slightly anemic.” So I have to start a low dose iron supplement which I’ll take once a day. The nurse said that the numbers were not too concerning, just “slightly below the threshold” which she said is common at this point in pregnancy. I would much rather take an extra vitamin each day vs. having gestational diabetes or having to do that three hour test. No other concerns after my visit – heartbeat was strong and steady around 140, I’ve gained 19 lbs total at this point, which I’m just overΒ 25 weeks (!!! – it’s still a shock to step on the scale and see that number go up and up), and we discussed the Tdap vaccine which I’ll get at my visit next month. The Husband already got his Tdap booster earlier his month at his annual physical.
  • Baby Boy is still nameless. We have a few names we like, and there is a middle name that I particularly want to use (it’s a family name), but no decisions have been made. This is one of the questions I get asked most frequently. We’ve already decided that, when we do decide, we aren’t telling anyone anyway and they can just find out when he’s born.
  • The nursery is painted, the window treatments are done and drapes are hung, the carpet is stretched, and the crib and dresser are here! The dresser is put together but the crib is still in the box. The nightstand also came in, BUT it was scratched and warped so I had to call and complain about that – luckily I was given zero hassle and a replacement order is already in the works, and prepaid Fedex label was sent to me so I can return the damaged/defective product (I really don’t think it was shipping damage – I think it’s a manufacturer issue.) AND I got my original shipping refunded. I was very upset when I saw it, but a nightstand is not a necessity in the grand scheme so I can wait a few extra weeks to have the room put together.
  • After much deliberation my MIL has decided she will be at my shower and they will be leaving on their trip after the shower. I won’t even get into this any further.
  • Not only do I love the robe I bought from Pink Blush, but The Husband does too! He gave me a random compliment on it the other night. I also went to a LuLaRoe pop up last weekend with my friend E, and got a pair of leggings. I was a little dubious while I was there, but man are they comfortable. I’m wearing them right now.
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25 weeks down

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29 Responses to Ramblin’ Man

  1. Love your bump! Glad you had a good appt and all looks well with baby.

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  2. lyra211 says:

    Yay! So glad to hear that things are just chugging along for you, and congrats on avoiding the pure misery that is the 3-hour glucose test. More power to you for keeping the name a surprise — everyone has an opinion before the baby is born, but mostly people keep their mouths shut once the name is set! πŸ™‚ I hope your shower is wonderful and that the rest of the journey is smooth. Can’t wait to see a picture of the little nugget after he arrives!

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  3. I’m so happy to hear you are doing well and baby is growing well!! And your bump looks so adorable. 😊

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  4. mamajo23 says:

    Great news! Looking good πŸ™‚

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  5. Sondra says:

    I feel like I waited so long to see posts like this from you. I’m over the moon happy for you friend. You’re absolutely beautiful.

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  6. Jen says:

    You look great!! I’m so excited for you and I love reading your updates. I wish when I was preggo I kept the name a surprise. It was a pain listening to opinions and because of it I kept changing my mind. I can’t wait to read more updates!!!

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  7. You have such a beautiful bump! πŸ™‚ so glad everything is going well with you and your son!

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  8. You look so lovely! I’m so glad you passed the 1 hour test. Those 3 hour ones are brutal with s capital B. I am always so relieved to see a post from you this pregnancy – some small fraction of the relief you must feel being able to write them. Thinking of you, friend, always.

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  9. RJ says:

    You look great! I hope things continue to go well and the rest of your pregnancy is uneventful.

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  10. What a beautiful bump!! I’m glad things are going well and congrats on passing the glucose test! πŸ™‚

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  11. You look so gorgeous! I’m glad baby boy is doing well. XOXO

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  12. You look stunning and so happy for you that things are going well.

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  13. jivf says:

    Happy to hear things are going well. Glad your MIL is on board with the shower.

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  14. Your bump looks so cute! I’m glad everything is going well xx

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