For the most part, pretty straight forward appointment. Can’t remember my total weight gain but it’s not much — I’m up in total maybe 12-14 lbs. Not much.
Anyway, the big UGH is that I’m measuring large again—my fundal height measurement was 33.5. [sigh]
Not doing anything about it now, will wait to see how it is at my next appointment, but it’s likely they’ll have me go in for a growth ultrasound. I’m extremely wary of growth ultrasounds as they have a reputation for having a high margin of error. We did one with Natalie when I was 40 weeks along and I was told she was some ginormous 10 lb baby. She was born a few days later at 7lb 4oz.
Anyway, the big concern with getting a growth ultrasound is that they may associate a large baby with my GD condition, in which case they’d have me start taking medication to manage the blood sugar levels more (even though I’ve been managing it through diet fairly well). And by taking medication, I become “high risk” and would need to come in for twice weekly NSTs (stress tests essentially). Anyway, none of this has happened yet but it’s just something that could be in my future.
Otherwise, my only complaint: I’m starting to get itchy. That is, my belly, feet and hands get really itchy at times. It hasn’t gotten to the point where I am incessantly itching but I fear a replay of what happened in Natalie’s pregnancy where I developed this hormonally-driven itch that prevented me from sleeping for 2 days in a row, resulting in me calling the OB in tears and then finally being given a prescription antihistamine. Well, now I know better and have already given the OB a heads up that the itch is starting. I just hope I can see it coming before it gets bad. That was not a fun experience and I don’t want to relive it.