Viability!! Nora is finally more likely than not to survive if she was born now -- but lets hope that doesn't happen. We are nowhere near ready, since we still seem to be in ignore-the-baby mode around here. I'm not really sure why, but its just so hard to get into this pregnancy. We did buy one outfit after our ultrasound, and the fabric for the nursery, so that's something.
Thankfully, Wiggles seems content in there. She is so wild and constantly on the move. At my OB appointment her heartbeat was 159, and I was measuring great. So, all good news.
I'm feeling alright, for some reason, I have been so exhausted (hence the lack of posts lately). I seriously feel like I cannot move by the end of the day. I've been sleeping alright, so I don't think that's the issue. I do seem to constantly be fighting some little cold, so I'm blaming that. My symptoms have still been fairly mild, other than the exhaustion. My back is starting to ache more, a little swelling, and I've had a little heartburn but not much else.
Since my last update, I got the results back from my heart monitor. Everything seems normal, although they did pick up a few irregular heartbeats. Since the irregularities weren't prolonged and don't seem to be causing issues, we aren't doing anything about it now. The OB I saw (mine is on maternity leave now -- sob!) was slightly concerned about my low blood pressure -- 95/57 at my appointment. So, I'm drinking water and a little extra salt to try to get it up some.
I've also started wearing a carpal tunnel brace to hopefully avoid the terrible carpal tunnel syndrome I developed with Henry. With Hen, by 37 weeks my right hand was almost completely numb all the time and stayed that way until he was 8 or so weeks old. I'm hoping a brace will help avoid this annoyance -- especially since its pretty hard to blog or work (as a writer) with numb hands. The OB was hopeful that my lower starting weight this pregnancy will work in my favor in avoiding it, but she did warn me that I shouldn't gain too much weight (I'm only up 8 pounds so far) and warned that I was gaining too fast -- um, ok, whatever crazy OB.
Anyway, lets hope the next OB I see is better, that I pass my diabetes test in a couple weeks and that I finally start preparing for Nora by the next time I update!