Pregnancy is scary. Infertility is scary too, but getting pregnant was far scarier because all of a sudden, someone's life was actually at stake. Before it was just my sanity... my sanity is important, but if I lost the baby, someone would be dead and my sanity would be doubly shot.
So 24 weeks was a good milestone, but getting past that I really feel reassured that everyday my baby is getting stronger and more prepared to survive outside the womb. It is more comforting than I thought it would be.
And it's a good time to reacknowledge that every day pregnant is a blessing.
It's not that I haven't always felt this way, but the fear has been so strong at times I completely bury the blessings that I should be feeling and fixate on the fear. Now that the fear has subsided it's easier to get back where I should be.
I got the results from my blood work a couple days ago. I officially passed my GTT. The level the lab reported was 107 and my glucometer picked up 118, but there were a few minute that elasped, so I'd say my glucometer did a decent job. I apparently had elevated fasting glucose levels which is weird cause THEY DIDN'T DRAW ONE. So we are disregarding that but WTH people? Where did that value come from, cause it didn't come from me.
My homocystine and folate were good, but I'd already been supplementing the folic acid for a few days, so those could be a bit skewed.
My iron was good but my calcium was a little low. I was pretty disappointed about that because I make a really good effort to take in the right amount of calcium every day (spaced throughout the day for better absorption). I have been told to take some tums. I hate tums, but I can live with it.