Tests! Tests and more tests!
I’ve seen the hospital and the blood lab more than ever over the past 2 weeks. The doctor was worried about my liver enzymes because the numbers were extremely high in the 300s, where the norm is around 40. After a bunch of lab tests, the numbers were shown to be reduced to the 100s (much better) and we now have yet another abdominal ultrasound to check on my liver and organs in general to make sure there isn’t something going on. I am extremely grateful to God because where others see this reduction as chance, I see it as an answered prayer. Each week that I keep this little guy in, is a victory. I am so happy that we are already past the 31 week mark. I can’t believe that we will be meeting him in about 8 week though!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH MY LITTLE GUY WILL BE IN MY ARMS! My blood pressure is still staying a bit elevated but they aren’t worried about it as long as I stay healthy with everything else. The doctor suspects that the liver elevation might have been due to my body trying to fight off an infection or illness. Good job body.
Enough of that, let’s get into the good stuff!
How far along? 31 weeks
Total weight gain/measurements: 19 lbs (lost some weight). Around belly button: 39.5 inches (lost an inch)
Clothing: #TeamNoPants In this picture, I’m wearing a maternity sweater from H&M which I absolutely hate because it is sooooo itchy, I can’t wear it without a long sleeve undershirt.
Stretch marks? None!! Still using my personal beauty product line “Naomi Body Shea Body Butter”.
Sleep: My sleep seems to have improved again and that makes me a very happy girl. Only getting up twice in the middle of the night and overall, I’m comfortable.
Purchases: Another rug to try in the nursery. Finally bought his stroller!!! UppaBaby Vista in Purple (the specific colour was on sale for 25% off, though we wanted black I couldn’t let the deal go, so purple it is).
Highlight of the week: Buying the stroller and washing his clothes and sheets. Completing the crib set up with a mattress and sheets.
Worst moment this week: Getting the high liver enzymes result.
Miss anything? Not being worried
Movement: A lot. Sometimes it gets very invasive.
Food cravings: None
Food Aversions: None
Labour signs: Nope
Symptoms: Hairy. Loud breathing. Waking up constantly. Swollen feet. Heavy belly.
Belly button in or out? Out
Wedding rings on or off? Off
Emotions: Staying positive
Looking forward to: Seeing this little guy on Friday. Feels like it’s been forever!