Hard to believe I’m 30 weeks into this pregnancy. Actually, I’m almost 31 weeks along. It seems to be just flying by! Since I’ve never gone past 39 weeks, that means sometime in the next 5 – 8 weeks I’ll have a new baby in the house. Scary how close it’s getting!
I wasn’t supposed to head back to the doctor until next Tuesday, but I got a phone call 2 days ago asking if I could reschedule my appointment for the next day (yesterday). I said yes, and headed over to the doctor’s office. (Side note: Yesterday was the first day we were actually able to get out of my mother in law’s house. I was happy to get away for bit!)
I got to the appointment, left my sample, and then stepped on the scale – down another 2 pounds, and it had only been a week since my last appointment. That means that I’m now only 4 pounds above my pre-pregnancy weight. Who knew I only had to get pregnant to lose weight? She took my blood pressure, but I was so busy talking to her that I forgot to look and see what it was. I assume it was ok, because no one ever said anything about it.
I headed back to the room, and only had to wait a few minutes to see the doctor. He wasn’t too happy about the continued weight loss, since at this point, I should be gaining about a pound per week. He asked if everything was ok, and I lost it. I burst into tears, telling him how stressed out I am with everything – hubby’s job, living with my MIL, and about a million other things. He calmly reassured me that everything was going to be ok, and I needed to be careful to take care of myself and my baby. He told me to stock up on milkshakes and ice cream, and just enjoy the last few weeks of pregnancy. (Have I mentioned how much I love my doctor? He really is the best.) We talked about some other things, like pre-registering at the hospital, my contractions, etc., and then he checked my cervix. If I was dilating at all, I would need to stay with my MIL so that I could be close to the hospital. If there was no dilating, I could go home. Never have I prayed so hard that there would be NO change in my cervix!
Praise the Lord and Hallelujah, there was NO CHANGE. 🙂 Still long, thick, and closed. Exactly what I wanted to hear for 30 weeks, and it meant I could go home. Little did I know that more good news would be coming my way regarding hubby’s job. Maybe now this will help calm my stress and I can actually start to gain the weight I need to.
Have you ever lost weight during your pregnancy because of stress or some other reason? I’d love to hear your experiences and chat sometime.