Thursday, April 28, 2011

Aches and Pains

May I whine for a minute? I am having the worst pain in my bum - literally! It starts in the middle of my bum and radiates toward my right side. Its the worst when I stand up or sit down or when I straighten up after leaning over. Lately its started to hurt too when I roll over or lift something (aka Tyler) or just when I've been walking for a while. Ok lately, its been hurting almost always. Luckily I can still pretty much function, I just work through the mild constant pain and let out a good solid OUCH when a certain movement sends a stabbing pain through my bum. I think this may just be par for the course when it comes to this pregnancy. Only 8 more weeks to go (approximately).

Did I also ever mention how strong she is? Some of her jabs, kicks, and rolls are downright gasp worthy. Especially if I'm crouched over. Boy, she lets me know it then! I sit up straight or I don't sit at all apparently. Apparently she doesn't think she has enough room and is trying to stretch her home farther than it's bounds! Again, par for the course this time 'round.

All the aches and pains aside - I'm so grateful she moves a lot! And I'm grateful that these are the things I have to whine about. There are so many worse things that can happen in pregnancy. I'm so glad I can still do everything I need to as a mom and wife and homemaker. Bring on the next 8 weeks!

Monday, April 18, 2011

30 Weeks!

I am officially on the countdown. Yesterday this baby turned 30 weeks - giving me 10 weeks left (give or take). Everything is going well. I had my 30 week check-up today and received my rhogam shot. My doctor said my uterus is as high as it can go and now I'll only grow out, rather than the up and out that I've been doing for the past seven months apparently. I am carrying a little differently with her (at least I think, as far as I can remember). I remember carrying Tyler a bit higher and more out. So far she feels lower and more in, but maybe that will all change in the next 10 weeks. AH! 10 weeks! In some ways that seems so short, in others - soooo very long. I need to start getting all the newborn stuff out and washing them. Time to break out the good ol' carseat, pack and play, swing, boppy, and bouncer. I'm pulling the same denial I had with Tyler. I finally bought her a couple outfits so she won't lay around naked when she arrives. Tyler has definitely helped me stay a bit more spry this pregnancy. I can still squat down with ease. Ok maybe not ease, but I can handle it ok. It is getting harder to get up and down and put on my socks. Good thing its warming up and I can wear slip ons and sandals. She is still moving a lot, but hasn't quite found a pattern that suits her. Sometimes its more in the morning, sometimes more at night. I hope she settles for the morning so that when she comes she is already used to sleeping at night. That would be awesome. And that's about all. Let the count down begin!

Friday, April 1, 2011

3 Hour Test

Today I went in to take the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. I was kind of nervous. Everything I read online made it sound like the test from H- E - double hockey sticks. Aside from being long I didn't think it was too bad. I didn't even get dizzy or anything. Thank goodness!! I brought my labtop and head phones and watched movies, so even the wait wasn't too bad. I have been kind of out of it the rest of the day and a little nauseaus, but I assume its just my body working all that sugar out of my system. For the 3 hour test you drink a drink with twice as much sugar. My drink had 100 g of sugar in it! That's probably more than I generally eat in a whole day. I hope that's more than I eat in a whole day - that's A LOT!

The good news: I passed! And I passed by a lot too. I was never even close to the cut off numbers. Woohoo!! My hour mark result was even lower than yesterday's one hour test result. ANd I had twice as much sugar....hmmm.... not sure how that works, but I'm glad I don't have gestational diabetes!