Tomorrow will mark my 27 week milestone (woo-hoo!) and I'll have my next ultrasound check-up with the perinatologist on Wednesday afternoon. For some reason, it seems like every time I step foot in that building I end up spending 3 hours there, just for a simple ultrasound. (Keith is going to watch Maddie at home and he said, "So, we should expect you back at like 10pm?") Really, people...CHOP CHOP! Let's move things along, please! Last time, as I was waiting forever in a freezing-cold room, the nurse came in to reassure me that I hadn't been forgotten and that "the doctor has patients in 4 rooms right now, so it will just be a little while." Hmmm...here's a new idea--how about not quadruple booking the poor doctor!! Okay, that's my little soapbox. :-)
In bummer news, I failed the 1-hour glucose tolerance test at my doctor appt. this week (screening for gestational diabetes, which just develops during pregnancy) so now I have to spend half the day Friday at the hospital taking the super-long glucose test. Here's the fun of it: special diet for 3 days beforehand, fast the night before, check-in at 7:30am (hello! I'm supposed to be sleeping!), drink some lovely orange pure-sugar-syrup and then give a urine sample and have my blood drawn every hour for 4 hours. Would anyone like to join me?! I went through this same process when I was pregnant with Maddie, so let's hope I pass the long test this time around as well!
Baby James continues to be a super-active little man, for which I'm very grateful. Both Keith and Maddie have been able to feel him a couple times (although usually he likes to sneak away and be quiet right when I put their hands on my stomach) and Maddie absolutely loves James already. She loves to sing "Jesus Loves Me" to him in the car, to feel him kick her hands and to pull up my shirt and give him kisses or talk to him (via my belly button "microphone"). Let's hope she's this excited about him when he's actually here in real life! :-)