Thursday, September 26, 2013

30w 5d

Two things:

First I want to document and remember how much the baby has been kicking in the last two days.  She is busy almost all day long and until we go to bed at night.  She's kicking really really hard, which is fun because right now it doesn't hurt, it's just rather impressive to feel how strong she is.  Jacob was able to feel some intense movement last night too.

Second - I think I'm breaking my pelvis.  This is not a normal "aches and pains of pregnancy".  I can handle the nightly backache and the swollen feet.  I'm not a sissy to pain. And the backaches are harsh.  Like seat warmer on the whole drive home and Tylenol are necessary, but par for the course.   But seriously yo - by lunch time, it HURTS to stand up and walk. The first step is the worst and I wonder if I can make another.  I dread walking anywhere.  If I sit, I'm fine.  If I lay down all night, it's gone by morning.  But this pain is ridiculous. Maybe I need to go to the chiropractor?  Maybe I need one of those weird pelvis brace things?  Not really sure.  Doctors appointment is 10/1 so we will see.

Monday, September 23, 2013

30w 2d

How far along: 30 weeks.

Size of the baby: 18 in and 3.2 lbs.

Total weight gain: The last time I'd weighed at the doctor I had gained 2 lbs. total.  That was about 3 weeks ago. My next appointment is 10/1/13.  Per the office scale, I seem to be weighing about the same.  The doctor says that I will probably weigh less when I leave the hospital than when I got pregnant.  I've figured out why - I haven't drank.  Maybe there are a lot of calories in beer.

Maternity clothes: I ordered a few things from Old Navy.  A pair of leggings, a pair of black skinny jeans, a pair of tights... just some basics to try and stretch what I have already.

Stretch marks: None yet

Sleep: Still a nightly bathroom break.  I wake up from being uncomfortable a lot.  My hands fall asleep, my ribs fall asleep, I'm sore, etc.

Best moment of this week: Over the weekend I was woke up by a kick.  The baby kicks good all the time now, but I was laying on my right side and had my arm on my side and she kicked so hard it made my arm jump. It was kind of fun to feel such a powerful knock.

Miss anything: Sleeping, being myself.... going out with friends.  BUT luckily I have the most amazing husband and I'm happy to be at home with him.

Movement: All over all the time.  Mostly head down I think, where she's been at every ultrasound.

Food cravings: I had waffles for dinner last night.  I have been wanting pancakes for a while.  I bought toaster strudels. I love ice tea.  And (Eek!) Vanilla lattes.  I have to really monitor and watch this craving because I could drink vanilla lattes all day.  I try very hard to keep my caffeine intake at 200mg a day or less.

Anything making you queasy or sick: nope!

Gender: Girl

Labor signs: nope.

Belly button in or out: Its still all the way in.  I'm hoping it stays that way.

Wedding rings on or off: On.  

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy.  Very happy.  Not because of the baby necessarily but just because Jacob and I are really happy to be together and are doing so well. 

Looking forward to: My Next doctor's appointment.  I need to ask "Is this normal" questions.

Names: Still undecided. Tick tock.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

28w 4d

Bump Date - Week 28
How Far Along: 28 Weeks
Baby Size:  Small Cabbage (17in., 2.9 lbs)
Maternity Clothes:  WHY is it still 102 degrees on 9/11?!  It's been super hot.  Works well for my maternity dresses.  I need to buy some fall gear ASAP!

Best Moment of the Week: My t-shirt has shipped.  I'm uber excited about this:

Miss Anything: Medicine.  I have been sick for 15- that is ONE FIVE days.  I have had a sinus infection that won't go away. I've been on a zpack, taken cough syrup, Benadryl, and some non-Sudafed sinus medicine.  I need serious medical intervention and I can't have it! I'm so exhausted every day.  I don't know if it's because I'm in my 3rd trimester or because it's so hot or it's because I haven't been able to breath or sleep for two weeks.  It's been pretty rough.  

Movement: She's very busy at certain points.  She likes our 3 or 4am dates.  It's when I wake up to use the restroom and die from coughing and blowing my nose.  This is the point where she wants to rearrange furniture or paint or whatever she does in there.  She also likes to move around 2-3 p.m. at my desk at work and sometimes around 10 p.m. before bed.  Nothing compares to the middle of the night romps though.  It's when I think CRAP, I haven't done kick counts and she gets to 10 movements in about 2 minutes.

Food Cravings:  Sweet Tea, sweets after dinner. I had Babbo's for lunch today and it was worth the two week wait. Spaghetti and meatballs there are SO GOOD.

Food Aversions:  Nothing really.  Same as always.
Labor Signs: None
Sleep:  Such a needed thing currently.  I really should nap from 2-4 daily for a more productive life.

Symptoms:  I feel like she's laying super low and sometimes the weight of her head or lord knows what is right around my pelvic bone.  It just feels crampy (it's a word spellcheck. meaning cramp filled/crappy) and heavy, like maybe I should buy one of those belt things that lifts and supports?  I guess we'll see if she moves soon or this continues.  Oh, and my feet/ankles are huge most days.  That's pretty sad.
Looking Forward To:  The baby shower is just a month away.  I'm excited for this milestone because it's when I'm going to officially do the nursery and put everything together. It's not that I'm super excited to do the nursery though, it's that I don't like it that I'm not prepared for a baby currently.  I think once things are ready for her, I'll feel more relaxed.

Thoughts:  I should really shop a bit for the babe and purchase some things from us.  I haven't yet.  I just don't want to waste money.  I also have no daycare plan yet and that is truly frightening.  And there is the matter of when/if/where we are going to move, as our lease is up on 12/31.  So many variables.  I hate that. Oh, and should we maybe NAME THE CHILD?!

Finally, if Jake and I want to do a 3d ultrasound, the ideal time is in the 28-30 week window, which I'm at currently.  Here's the thing- those pictures.... they kind of scare me.  Babies kind of look like burn victims in the womb and I'm afraid to see what she's going to look like in there.  What if ....... lets not go there.