Well folks, we are at week 25. I don’t know how we got here so fast!
I created quite the stir on Twitter today after complaining about the wait at the doctor’s office for my prenatal appointment.
Hour fifteen and still haven’t seen the doc…..
— Bex (@beckyainsley) June 14, 2012
I definitely meant that as one hour, fifteen minutes, not fifteen hours. Thanks to everyone who reached out in concern! I was fine, just impatient. Turns out there was six pregnant ladies at the hospital stealing my doctor’s attention this morning so he was running a bit behind. Thankfully there was a community health nurse there who I got to sit down with. Apparently she’s been there for all of my appointments and I’m free to sit down with her whenever I need but we must have kept missing each other at all of my other appointments. I was very happy to discuss some of the things that were on my mind today and got a lot of great information from her.
She confirmed that there is no issue with me flying to Montreal next week for Layne and I’s ‘baby moon’ since I’m still in my second trimester and have had no complications so far. She also confirmed that I’m doing great with my exercise routine and there’s no need to discontinue anything I’m doing as long as I’m comfortable. Which also meant I have the green light to run my races in July and August! That’s right, I’m registered for the Mud Hero and the Spartan Race and still plan to participate in both. I realize that I won’t be very fast and I won’t be able to complete all of the obstacles, but I’m still going to do my best and can’t wait to cross those finish lines!
We discussed my running issue and whether it could be a calcium thing. She suggested drinking almond milk since I don’t drink dairy milk as it has the same amount of calcium. She wasn’t sure what amount coconut milk had in it, but it’s about 20% less. I’ve never actually tried almond milk before but it looks like that’s what I will be switching to and having more smoothies for breakfast instead of just post-workout. I’m also going to be mindful to get in more leafy greens and hopefully that will help me out.
We talked about the benefits to both mom and baby about breastfeeding, which I had already planned to do. I learned a couple of interesting things, such as how if you have a cold, you pass the antibodies your body makes to your baby to help protect them from the cold as well. Too bad that didn’t work both ways!
She gave me some information on the Alberta Health Services Prenatal program. I hadn’t actually looked into any prenatal programs yet. I know I probably should do one, but was really unsure about it. I had been looking at the Mommy Connection classes too and I’m not sure if I should do one over the other, or do them both. I wish Layne could be around to come to these things with me since it feels like I’m the only one preparing for our new arrival.
After a good half hour to 45 minutes later I finished up with the nurse and was back out waiting for my doctor. Luckily it wasn’t much longer that I got to see him. I was nervous for this part because I was waiting to hear the results of an ultrasound I had last week.
See, at my second ultrasound the awful doctor at the clinic there told me it looked like my babies umbilical cord went from three vessels to two, which could cause complications. He said this like it was no big deal and walked out leaving me quite shocked and scared. At last month’s prenatal appointment I brought up my concern. My doctor told me they would send me for another ultrasound at a different clinic for a second opinion but not to worry as they see that fairly often and it almost always turns out fine. Last week I had that ultrasound and have been waiting until today to hear what they found.
They did confirm that it’s a two vessel cord but my doctor assured me not to worry as that everything looks very healthy, he is at the right size, everything is where it should be, his heart rate is excellent and he is very, VERY active which all indicate there are no issues. While it’s still not the greatest news, I’m not going to worry myself about it since there’s absolutely nothing I can do. We will just have to monitor fetal growth and make sure everything is still going smoothly over the next 15 weeks.
Oh, and according to the last ultrasound, it’s still a boy :p
Weight Gained: 15 lbs
Belly Button: Still an Inny!
Food: Feeling much hungrier than usual
Annoyances: Being asked how I’m feeling by everyone every day. Seriously people, I’m pregnant, not sick!
Missing: My social life, no one ever wants to hang out anymore. Also, my boyfriend, it’s been three weeks
Any mamas or mamas to be take the prenatal classes in Red Deer? Which do you recommend?