Friday, November 30, 2012

Glucose Test challenge result

I went to see my obstetrician yesterday and she said that my results have come out to be normal. That's a big relief. I have been eating so much of sweets that I was worried that it will be high this time. But it all depends on how much insulin is produced in the body during pregnancy. In some women, because of the extra pressure on pancreas, it's not able to produce sufficient insulin and as a result it leads to high blood sugar. Women who are diagnosed with Gestational diabetes have to take extra care towards their diet and some might have to take a insulin injection. Thank God, I don't have it and now I can enjoy eating mangoes :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week 25 of pregnancy

The baby now weighs nearly 660 grams and is approximately 35 centimetres long from crown to heel. He makes breathing movements but has no air in his lungs yet. At 26 weeks, fetal brain scans show response to touch. If you shine a light on your abdomen, your baby will turn his head, which according to researchers, means his optic nerve is working. 

Your fingers, wrists and hands may be feeling achy and numb. The carpal tunnel in the wrist is swollen, as are many other tissues in your body. Nerves that run through the tunnel end up pinched, creating pressure that manifests itself as shooting or burning pain. Wearing a brace may help; so will taking vitamin B6. Talk to your midwife or doctor about other ways to cope. 

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I had my Glucose challenge test done yesterday. It will take 2-3 days for the result to come out. I am seeing my obstetrician on thursday. It's getting very tiring now. At times, I get sharp needle like pain on the sole of my feet specially while walking. It lasts for few seconds. Feel too tired now to cook and eat. For past few days, Aarav has become too demanding. I get so tired after spending few hours with him and then I start to feel irritated and angry. But his cute actions calms me down after some time :)

I wish my maternity leave could start from tomorrow but I have to still wait for 9 weeks.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Week 24 of pregnancy

Bub is growing steadily. Her body is filling out and taking up more room in the uterus (womb) but her skin is still thin and fragile. 

For all you know, baby may also be developing a weakness for sweets! Her tastebuds are forming, and, believe it or not, acquiring a sweet tooth is all part of it. The other big milestone your baby reaches is that she may now survive, with specialist care, if she is born prematurely.

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In last one week, Braxton Hicks contractions have increased specially during the night time. Ponyo/Enyo kicks have become more prominent. I remember, during aarav's time i felt the first butterfly kick on 22nd november 2009 and this time I have been feeling them since week 12 only. 16 weeks more to go. During Aarav's time , I was unable to eat any sweets but this time I actually get the craving to eat sweet along with spicy things. No wonder, they say that every bub is unique :)

I will be undergoing glucose test some time this week. Overall, this week has been very tiring and exhausting. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Week 23 of pregnancy

Within your baby's lungs, blood vessels are developing in preparation for breathing. Your baby is also swallowing regularly, though he won't do his first poo until after he's born. Around now, your baby can start to hear. Sounds going on inside your body, such as your beating heart and your gurgling tummy, are the clearest for him at first.

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While brushing my teeth, I notice blood at times. It's doesnt happen every day just once in a while. Bump is growing day by day. For past few weeks, my ankles have started to swell. It was diwali yesterday and don't know from some where I got hell lot of energy to do the whole preparation as if ponyo/enyo wanted to enjoy it thoroughly :)
But today I just feel so tried and exhausted. Braxton Hicks contractions have increased as well. 

Week 22 of pregnancy

Your baby now looks like a miniature newborn. Her lips are becoming more distinct and her eyes have developed. Although her irises still lack pigment, her eyebrows and eyelids are in place. Her pancreas, essential for hormone production, is developing steadily. The first signs of teeth are even showing below her gum line.

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This week has been very tiring. My colleagues think that I am carrying twins the way I am showing up.LOL.
It's really nice to see the way Aarav speaks with ponyo/Enyo and I am pretty sure he is going to be a very caring brother.

Week 21 of pregnancy

Bubs eyebrows and eyelids are fully developed and his fingernails now cover his fingertips. If you've started to feel your baby's movements, you can look forward to more action in the coming weeks. You may discover a pattern to her activity as you get to know her better.

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Feels so nice to cross the half way mark. I am loving each and every day even though some days are not so good.