Thursday, April 24, 2008

The pessimist is back...

This has been, by far, the worst week of my pregnancy. I sort of feel like I've been waiting for this shoe to drop. TTC was so hard that it seemed unreal that pregnancy was so easy.

First, we had our second ultrasound and the kidney issue has not resolved itself as of yet. The right kidney is measuring too large (the perinatalogist said it was measuring a 7 - 7, what? I don't have the foggiest. And the left, which is fine, is measuring a 5.) She said the baby will need to have its kidneys looked at right after birth and that we should come back for one more check before delivery. ugh. This issue could resolve on its own within 2 years, but we will need to be super alert for signs of infection. Or...it could be worse. I'm staying away from Dr. G00gle this time but the technical term is something like the kidney pelvis dilation.

Second, I failed the stupid one hour baby sugar test by the tiniest bit and now I have to waste 4 hours of my last vacation day at the hospital taking the three hour test. And I can't eat before. Hungry, hospital, bored, blood taken every hour - this is not the making of a good day. Damn gestational diabetes. Damn you.

Third, the lady who is supposed to teach our childbirth class is giving us the run around and I'm afraid I'll give birth before our class is even over. As of now, we'll be going until week 37. What!!??

Just so you know it's not all bad, we spent a lovely weekend in NYC. We walked, ate, shopped and checked out the new G@p Home for nursery stuff. We bought this adorable organic pea pod chew toy. Look, the baby is already playing with it. A lovely day. One person even offered me her seat on the subway. That felt nice.

9 comments:

possiblemaybe said...

Ugh. Sorry to hear that there are some considerable stressors in your life right now. I'm hoping that the kidney issue DOES resolve itself with no infections, etc. No one needs such a scary thing, least of all, a pregnant lady.

As for the GD, so many people fail the one hour test & then go on to pass the longer one. And in the event that you don't (which hopefully, won't be the case anyway), GD almost always goes away upon delivery, so at least it'd just be for a very finite period of time. I know this can be cold comfort, but if you need to find a silver lining ...

Lastly, we have the same teething toy! As well as the carrot (which is currently Ribbit's preference).

Here's hoping that the rest of your pregnancy really is smooth sailing!

Marcy "meg" said...

Sorry about the kidney issue. I do read another blog that they had something similar and theirs did resolve itself. I hope and pray yours does too.

As far as the one hour test, I will be doing that soon too and pretty nervous about it! Good luck on your 3hour!

insertmetaphor said...

I hope this week is the worst one for your whole pregnancy and it only gets better from here. Good luck with the 3 hour test.

asianpixie said...

Hope things get better and good luck with future tests!

beans said...

Hoping you are feeling better!

Meghan said...

Oh, God. I'm so sorry. Your belly and that peapod are just adorable, though.

Faith said...

I love to see your beautiful belly! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait to see what's hiding in there... maybe September?

Co said...

I'm sorry about the kidney concern. I hope it resolves itself on its own, but yeah, you don't need that worry.

The GD sounds like more of an annoyance than a real thing, since you almost scraped by.

And I'm sorry about the childbirth class.

Hang in there.

twoladiesinwaiting said...

(It's Meg again) -- I meant to tell you two that M and I started a pre-ttc blog.