Whooo… time for some serious catch up! I guess Ive been so busy nesting and what not that time has really started to run away from me! I cant believe I’m already 24 weeks! Anyway, here goes the updates..
First, if you haven’t heard, Pickle has a pickle . Thats right folks, it’s a BOY! If you would like to see the video of the ultrasound, click HERE. Its about 2.5 mins. We really enjoyed telling our family and friends. Our families live out of town so we called and skyped each of them individually and all of them were on the edge of their seats wanting to know! It was fun dragging it out. For our friends, we had a small gathering that night and I baked a cake that was food colored inside to the gender. I loved watching everyone’s reactions to the blue cake peeking through the first slice, and the roar of cheer afterwards. I must say how totally awesome it is to KNOW what we are having! Since we found out, I have really enjoyed shopping and thinking of names for our son (squeeeee ). BTW, the name will be a surprise so don’t even ask
I also had my Gestational Diabetes test about 2 weeks ago. I was able to ween off of the Metformin for about 5 days, despite the stomach ache, to have an accurate result. Surprisingly, it was only 97! Which is perfect! In fact, its super perfect! I was definitely pleased… but then confused too. What did this mean? Did I not have to be on the Metformin all this time? Was my PCOS gone? What about going forward? Those questions were going to have to wait for the Endocrinologist a few days later. He’s the specialist in all this. My OB pretty much said that obviously I don’t need the metformin. I protested a little and she said I could wait to decide until after my visit to the Endocrinologist.
So, fast forward a few days to the apt with him. When I asked my questions, he explained it like this…. in a nutshell. I need the metformin before pregnancy and I will need it after. My PCOS is not gone, just dormant. My ovaries are in hibernation cause I’m pregnant… which means they cant screw up my hormones and my body is more than capable of functioning normally ie: maintaining my blood sugar and insulin properly, and not storing food as fat. Amazing huh? Of course, I could help but feel some disdain for my ovaries, causing so much trouble, but of course they are my baby makers. Then I got to thinking… maybe I should just be pregnant all the time…
Lastly, we had our hospital tour at UCLA this past week. It was really cool! Here is just some of the info I got:
- Surprisingly, they only have 5 L&D rooms. What? When you get there, first you go to Triage while they prepare a L&D room for you. Then you have your baby in L&D, then they move you to one of the 13 postpartum rooms. Ok, whatev. You cant have everything.
- They give 1 hr of skin-to-skin immediately after the baby is born before they go totally clean him up and stuff, which is awesome!
- The Dr from your group who is on call will deliver you. This was a bummer to hear. But the cool thing is that I can ask for the on call midwife instead if I want, even though I have been seeing the OB. They are all in the same office.
- They have a breastfeeding group everyday at 4pm with the Lactation consultant that you attend the day after you give birth to help you!
- Anything you, the mom, wants goes! There is room service for meals and you can call for someone to come clean your room if its dirty!
- You can have as many and whomever you want in your labor room, except children.
- They have birthing bars and you can bring a birthing ball for alternative delivery options.
All in all, I’m pleased. And the things I’m not so in love with are pretty standard for a hospital. Thats the route I chose and I’m comfortable with it. Im sure everything will be fine and in the end all I care about is delivering my baby boy safely and healthily.
~Piece BTW, poll results for “What am I having?” was 67% Girl and 33% Boy! AND there is another poll waiting!