I'm in such a funk the last few days. I really want time to speed up & for baby to be here already! I mean, I'm in no way prepared for her right now since her room is empty & she has one onesie, but I'm so ready to see her little face and just have her out. At the same time though, I love being pregnant, so I'm trying to just enjoy it. Can't have your cake and eat it too, right? I think I'm just in that "nothing to look forward to for a while" stage. I have 2 friends who will be having babies in the next 2 weeks :eek: so hopefully I'll be able to go hold their LO's and decide that I'm okay with baby girl staying in for a few more months! LOL! If nothing else, at least I'll get a temporary baby fix.
Girly hasn't been really active the last few days...I mean, she is moving enough that I'm not at all concerned, but she isn't being totally crazy either. I love when I can feel her whole body rolling around, and lately I'm just getting feet and/or hands. As long as she's moving & okay, I'm happy, but I just want some action! ;) I'm sure I'll have plenty of that to come though. Maybe she is just feeling a bit squished right now.
DH & I were talking about our one friend who is giving birth soon & he was "reminding" me how we still have a long time before our daughter will be here. Thanks a lot DH! I am finally starting to feel like we're making progress & then he has to say how it's going to be forever before our girl arrives. Blah. I'm sure it'll be one of those things that seems to take forever at the time, but goes really fast too. I just hope we are actually ready when she does arrive. I don't think DH has any clue how much our lives are going to change.
On a "fun" side note, I've been breaking out out of nowhere. I've had great skin the whole pregnancy until maybe a week ago. Awesome! :thumbsdown:
25 weeks!! :yahoo:
I made the mistake of weighing myself this morning. I'm up 18 pounds from pre-pregnancy! :eek: I looked at my "space" and saw that I was only up 6.5 at 18 weeks, so that means in 7 weeks I've put on 12 pounds. WTH?! I've been doing really good working out and trying to eat right, so I just don't get it. And I don't look like I have gained a bunch of weight, so I just don't get where it is going...:?: Please say I have a lot of fluid or something like that! lol After my doc gave me a hard time for gaining so much weight at my last appointment, I'm stressed about my next appointment in 6 days. Hopefully it won't be a huge jump again. But seriously, where is all this weight going?! I can't figure it out...I can still fit in my pre-pg pants other than my belly being in the way of buttoning them. I have definitely expanded in the boob department the last 2 months, but not 10 pounds worth! Okay, I'm just going to try and let it go and not worry about it. All I can do is make sure I'm getting exercise and eating well...right?
I was totally freaked out last night because baby still was being really lazy all evening & I was worried something was wrong. So I slept horriby thanks to stress (and the fact that I'm getting sick :sick:)...but then at 2 am, I was rolling around and I got a huge kick! Then she started rolling around and I felt so relieved!! She had me so worried. She kept me up until about 4:30 moving around like a crazy girl, but I was happy to be awake for that reason. Unfortunately, I'm not doing so hot at work today. I am stuffy/congested, groggy, and really really sleepy. 4 more hours until I can leave...hopefully that works out. It is almost end of the month & with my job, I get really busy the last days of the month. But I would really like to leave close to "on time", go to the gym, then go home and take a nap. OK I probably won't take a nap because then I won't sleep tonight, but it still sounds appealing. What I really want to do is stop by the library & get a good book...I haven't read a book in ages.
On a side note, I could use a week long vacation...so sick of work right now.
Today is my big GD testing appointment & I am a bit nervous. I don't think I have it, but it'll be really hard for me if I do because I'm such a sugar junkie. Not to mention I'm a bit nervous about my weigh-in for my appointment. I haven't gained any weigh this past week, but still I swear the number on my scale will say one thing & then the doc's office adds a few pounds to that. :rolleyes: Oh well, it is what it is.
99 days to go! I looked at my ticker yesterday & saw it was at 100, so now I'm in double digits, yikes! That is so exciting! I have got out of my downer funk a bit lately & am enjoying being pregnant again for what it's worth. I finally broke down last weekend & bought 2 pairs of maternity capris...they are sooo comfy that I can't believe I waited this long! They were under $10 each too, so I don't feel bad about buying them. My belly is really starting to poke out lately, so it is nice to have some comfort. I actually have to double check my shirts when I stand up to make sure they are showing the bottom of my stomach. Can't imagine what I'll look like in 3 months!
Girly has been super active the last few days & it is really fun to "play" with her. I like to feel her move around and try to guess what I'm feeling, although it is really tough to figure out. She is getting pretty dang strong too & sometimes I feel like she is going to stretch a bit too far and cause damage! OK, not really, but it really feels like she could.
I have 2 friends having babies this week & I'm so excited! :D
I had my monthly OB appt yesterday. It was really boring...I got to hear her heartbeat & she kept kicking the doppler, and he measured me & I'm right on track for how far along I am. Plus they took my blood for the GD testing & I got a grumpy chick who slaughtered my arm. Usually I totally don't mind giving blood, but yeeeooouch! This chick was horrible. I won't find out for a few days whether I passed or not, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I had gained less than 2 pounds since my last appointment according to their scales, so that is good.
The doc said I don't need to come back in for 4 more weeks, then I'll start going to bi-weekly appointments. That sure came up fast! I can't believe my baby will be here is 3 months!
People at work today were giving me a lot of crap for not spilling what we are naming her, but I'm sticking to my ground. I actually got a positive reaction from my aunt this weekend who had a bad experience sharing her daughter's name before she was born. She told me that if she could go back and do it, she would have kept it a secret too, so that made me feel like I wasn't being totally irrational. Anyway...better do some work!
I'm totally in a grump mood today...maybe because it is Monday, maybe because I didn't get enough sleep, IDK. But I'm totally in a "no one talk to me or I might say things you don't want to hear" mood. :mad:
DH & I were up until almost midnight last night trying to clean up for a painter who is coming to do our garage this week. We had to get all the crap off the floor since we are having the floors coated with epoxy, and there was plaster all over them from the prep work done on the walls/ceiling. It took so long to get everything clean. Then of course, I didn't sleep awesome, had to get up 2 times to pee, and then wanted to throw my alarm clock out the window. I really didn't get enough sleep. I was half-tempted to call into work and say I was going to be late, but I managed to get up. Of course I had to get asked a slew of annyoing questions from one of my coworkers as soon as I got here - I thought I had "don't talk to me yet" written all over my face, but I guess it wasn't as clear as I thought. She was like "So did anyone tell you Happy Mother's Day this weekend?" WTF?! What kind of question is that? I'm like "yeah, my mom did" even though DH also did and a few other people, and she replies "Yeah I figured she would." You don't even know my mom, how could you assume that?! Grrrr. Then she asked if I did anything fun over the weekend...lady, it isn't even 8 am yet, I didn't get enough sleep & I don't want to talk to you. Wow, I am grumpy, huh? lol
Baby freaked me out a bit last night. I got up out of bed to get a pillow to put between my legs to I can sleep somewhat comfortably on my side without immediately rolling to my back & snoring (DH's new favorite thing BTW), and when I was about to step back into bed, I had the worst pain run through my stomach...like a really bad muscle strain. So I lay down thinking "that was freaky" and fell asleep. Usually when I get up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, baby will go crazy from me "waking her up". Last night, she didn't move either time I got up. So then when my alarm went off this morning & I hit the snooze button & got back in bed, I realized this and got nervous that something was wrong. I remembered the weird pain & thought what if that meant something. :eek: So I poked and prodded at my belly and rolled around until I finally got a little kick. Just enough to make me relax because I knew she was alive in there still. She has since gone back to her normal kicking, so I'm not really worried anymore, but yikes, I was so scared!
There are 3 new babies in the world after last week & we got to go see our friend's twins when they were a day old. Oh my gosh, it made me soooo excited for our little girl to come out and join us. It made DH a little nervous because he realized how much attention the baby needs, but I think he'll be okay when the time comes. 13 more weeks!
My little ticker baby in my space moved to the 7th baby today! :eek: Hello third trimester!
Nothing too much in preggo land to report. I think I grabbed baby's foot the other day...sort of creepy, but I loved it! I had this rock hard spot next to my belly button & when I poked at it gently, it moved a little. So I sort of grabbed at it a little & she moved it across my belly then pulled it away. It really made me go, "Wow, there is a whole person in there!" I know that sounds weird since obviously I know I'm pregnant, but it is hard to grasp the whole concept of this little person growing inside me.
I think I passed my GD test!! :yahoo: The OB said they'd call within a few days if I needed to come do the 3 hour & it's been a week, so I'm guessing I don't have to worry about it. I am hoping he can tell me what my #s were at my next appt because I'm wondering if they were really low since I have been suspected of being hypoglycemic in the past.
DH is continuing to be more & more friendly with my belly. He will sometimes give it a little rub & say "hello baby". :)
My ab muscles have been killing me the last few days. I'm wondering if she is going through a growth spurt or something because man she feels heavy. I was reading on the couch last night & could not get comfortable. That happened over the weekend at my mom's house too. IDK...hopefully my body will just get used to it because I have 13 more weeks (give or take) of this & she is going to get a lot bigger!
I still think she is going to come a little early. I'm thinking the first week of August. I have absolutely no problem with her staying in there the whole time, but I was just have a feeling she is coming a little early. We have a trip planned at the end of June-beginning of July (I'll be 34-35 weeks), so I'm really hoping she doesn't try to come that soon because we will be pretty far from home! :shock:
I must say that people need to keep their opinions to themselves. I'm sick of hearing "the facts" about being pregnant from everyone. Today I was saying that I wish it wasn't so cold (it's been in the mid 70s lately, but today and yesterday it's in the low 50s)...so instead of a normal response, I get this from a coworker: "No you don't want it to be hot because you are pregnant and you're always going to be hot." :mad: What...seriously, WHAT? If I didn't want it to be warm, I wouldn't say so! And on that point, I haven't been hot this whole pregnancy, I'm still always cold like before. Jeez. I've also been told that I will get swollen all over, get larger feet, have permanently worse vision, and end up with smaller boobs in the long run. I will break-out, hate the last month or even more of my pregnancy, wish I had put the baby's room together before my third tri, never get back into my pre-pregnancy jeans because my hips will widen, and be too exhausted to work until the end of July. These have all come from women who have been pregnant before & think they know what everyone else's experience is going to be like. Well, so far I've proven quite a few points wrong, but whatever....apparently, I don't know anything about being pregnant. :doh:
OK vent over :) If I wasn't such an opinionated person myself, I don't think this would bother me so bad. It's like when I was engaged and everyone told me how awful planning was going to be constantly...yeah, it had it's moments, but I mostly enjoyed the whole process. So I'm set on the same thing for my pregnancy. Honestly, minus the nausea in the first tri & the getting "fat" thing (which I can live with), I LOVE being pregnant! So a big :fu: to everyone who wants to tell me otherwise. LOL :D
I found a dress for my formal event later this week yesterday at Target...I don't totally love it, but at least I have something if I can't find anything else. I also bought a swimsuit for $25 (score!). I just got some mismatched bottoms that were on clearance to go with a top I found & voila! Plus the bottoms sort of match a bikini top I have that don't have bottoms anymore because I ruined them last year by throwing them in the dryer (oops) so now I have 2 suits! DH will probably freak if I try to wear my bikini while pg (the new top I bought is a tankini), but I may end up doing it anyway. I had to buy one size bigger bottoms & two size bigger top! :eek: Not to mention my thighs are quite cellulite-ridden, but oh well!
TMI...I recently discovered I now have hemorroids! :shock: It totally is freaking me out & I hope I don't get more...how not cool! I wouldn't have noticed had I not been looking "down there" with a mirror to inspect a bump on the inside of my thigh, but now I'm all annoyed with it. Maybe I should stop wearing thongs...but man I hate having an undie line through my pants! Anyway, I'm very annoyed with that.
Tomorrow is 28 weeks! :yahoo:
Let's see...I had my first dream about our little girl a few nights ago (I hadn't had a baby dream since finding out the gender). I dreampt I was in labor and it was really mellow and quiet, and they had a mirror above me so I could see & I saw her little head pop out and she had a ton of dark hair and big beautiful eyes. Of course, she didn't look all gross and covered in gunk like babies really do when they first emerge - lol. Then they handed her to me & I woke up. MAN, I want her to come out now! Oh well, 10 weeks isn't much longer to wait, especially considering I am in no way prepared for her arrival yet - her room is totally empty! I do have quite a few clothes for her thanks to my mom, but that's about it. No furniture, no bedding, no monitor, nadda.
I have a bit of a dilemma going on with my out-of-town shower next month. The day we were planning on isn't going to work out for whatever reason, so they wanted to bump it to the next weekend...unfortunately, I have stuff going for the next four weekends after that, so it looks like we'll probably move it up a week, which means I'll be traveling for that next weekend. :shock: The good thing is that I get to pick up her crib since my dad and stepmom have it, but I feel bad because now I think my stepmom is rushing to get this shower thrown together. Oh well...nothing I can do about it. I'm really excited to get some stuff though!! I can't wait to have her room done. Plus I think we are going to go look at bedding, so that'll be exciting.
The last 2 days, I've had an evil backache & haven't been able to sleep (not a good combo). Finally, I got an okay night of sleep last night, and so far no back pain today. I skipped the gym yesterday although I really do want to go because I feel like I'm growing an extra layer of fat from inactivity, but I think not going was a good idea. I went home and rested on the couch for a bit and dinked online instead. I think I forget that my body is working really hard right now & needs more rest than before. I hope this isn't a snowballing problem because I will not be a happy camper if I'm totally exhausted the last month of pregnancy.
Before I say anything negative, I must say that I'm really so grateful to be carrying this baby & that I'd go through any and all of this again in a heartbeat. But I need to whine for a minute because oh my freakin' gosh MY BACK IS KILLING ME!! My uterus finally reached my ribs & the one thing I've been dreading in the back of my mind happened - it is pushing on a rib I fractured snowboarding years ago and causing some seriously discomfort. I now hurt constantly from my rib on my right side all the way to my spine. It feels like my rib is literally on fire! Man oh man I wish I could get this thing removed or something!! It doesn't hurt me if I'm standing, but I have a job where I sit all day & it's killing me. I guess I'll be popping the Tylenol at work now. :rolleyes: And little missy is so sweet & not kicking me in the ribs hardly at all, but I think a hard kick to my "bad rib" would put me on the floor. I feel bad complaining to anyone other than my mom (who had a miserable pregnancy with me, so she feels empathy for me!). All and all, I've had it so good thus far & I want to believe that will continue...maybe my rib will shift out of the way and/or just get used to the pressure. Boo hoo for me :cry: OK I'm done.
I have an OB appointment tomorrow. Once again, dreading standing on that scale, but I did weigh myself this morning & it wasn't as bad as I thought.
On another note, I'm so glad I talked DH into keeping the baby's name a secret. Suddenly out of the blue, he has decided there is another name he likes (one I liked in the beginning, but he didn't). So now we aren't "set" on our name anymore. We may just end up waiting to see what she looks like then picking. Who knows. I can't believe I'm almost 30 weeks...that seems so far! A cute old man asked me today how far along I am & when I told him 7 months, he's all "oh, almost there!" I don't feel like I'm almost there, but it made me smile. :)