Nanny to Mommy: What's Up With Squash? {29 Weeks Pregnancy Update}



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Friday, January 3, 2014

What's Up With Squash? {29 Weeks Pregnancy Update}

I am 29 weeks pregnant today, officially in my 3rd trimester as of last week. The baby is about the size of squash, either acorn or butternut depending on who you ask. Or even a small pumpkin according to my side bar ticker. Either way, baby seems to be about 2 1/2 lbs and around 15 inches long. :)

29 weeks pregnant

I have been having a little trouble to keep up with blogging as of lately and that's mainly due to the holidays, but also slightly due to the fact that I had my 28 week check-up on Monday and besides having SweetPea there plus having to keep her entertained while I took the the 1-hour glucose test again, I found out that we had until delivery to pay $3,000 and then they took my blood pressure...

My husband has a plan to pay for delivery (why they didn't tell us sooner, I have no idea), so that's not a problem, but I still have to go back earlier than scheduled to make sure my blood pressure comes down. Hubby is on vacation next week for his birthday (he's turning the big 3-0) so I won't have to bring SweetPea this time. I think that stresses me out when I have to bring her as well.

I have been doing a great job about my weight but I have noticed I gained the most the week before my appointment. If you have been following my blog for a little bit, then you know I had pre-eclampsia with SweetPea and my doctor told me at my 24 week check-up that although controlling my weight can try to help, I am high risk just because I had it before. She said she has seen just as many under weight women have pre-eclampsia and it effects all women of all sizes. There really is no pre-exsisting conditions that determine it, although over weight women are at higher risk of developing it.

So I am a nervous wreck. I did discover that second hand smoke can contribute to high blood pressure. Just thought I would throw that out there for anyone reading this that knows someone who smokes.

I do have some swelling and have been having some headaches as well. I really hope I don't get pre-eclampsia again and have to go on bed rest this early.

For anyone interested, we are still team green, but I have been having lots of dreams lately that I'm holding a little boy, so who knows. :)

I will try and update after my appointment. And I hope you all are having a Happy New Year so far! :)

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10 comments:

  1. My goodness, I'd have permanent high blood pressure if I had to worry about having to pay to have my baby delivered too! Makes me very thankful for my free Canadian healthcare! Best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy!

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    1. Thank you. There are pros & cons about free healthcare, IMO. I just wish they told me sooner. :/

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  2. I kept my 2nd pregnancy. a secret because I didn't want the stress from my family. Good. luck! My bp spiked when I was discharged because of my parents.

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  3. Good luck with your next appointment. Hope your blood pressure returns to normal. A lot of people moan about the NHS over here in England - but I can't imagine how I'd feel if I was told it'd cost $3000!

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  4. Good luck with the next appointment. That is a bummers about work. Hope you can get the BP under control and not have to do bed rest, not easy with a toddler.

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  5. Congrats on your pregnancy, sorry that your going through a bunch of stuff. I had preeclampsia in my first pregnancy. Good luck with everything..

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  6. GOod luck and keep healthy. good excuse to rest:)

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  7. Congrats on your pregnancy. :) New follower here and I'm actually 31 weeks! (Well, as of tomorrow.) I sure hope everything goes smoothly for you. Pregnancy is enough to worry about it and that's not having any problems!

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  8. Congrats on your pregnancy! As of tomorrow I will be 31 weeks. :) I sure hope you continue to feel okay, pregnancy is enough to worry about without problems!

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  9. Congratulations! I'm 29 weeks this week also and due 3/28! I've been having headaches on and off and swelling as well, but suffering from low bp so far. I get little dizzy spells and having to work on keeping my fluids up.

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