Tia asked in the virtual crop thread about where the time has gone.
This pregnancy has moved at warp speed. It's been crazy. The end seems to be moving faster and faster too. It was just Thanksgiving and now we're halfway through December and my husband and I are both trying to figure out how that happened and we didn't notice it.
I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the fact that my husband has been in EMT training since September. His last day of class is this Thursday and I'm soooooo excited for it. I've been single parenting it every Tuesday and Thursday and hubby has been having to make up his church work on other evenings so a lot of the home and school burdens went to me.
This pregnancy has been good and bad. Good because I am the healthiest I've ever been while pregnant as we discovered food allergies about 6 weeks into this pregnancy. I've lost 12 pounds since the start of pregnancy, but a lot of weight was packed on very quickly right around conception time (because of the allergies) so I'm still about 3 lbs heavier then what status quo was before becoming pregnant. However, I should be GREAT once the baby is born and getting back to my healthy weight. Yay!
The allergies have caused some complications. Mostly severe magnesium and vitamin D deficiencies. I also have to take calcium supplements as I can't have any dairy at all. The magnesium has been bad enough that I've had 2 different 5 round treatments of IV magnesium, along with oral supplements. But on the bright side, it's kept my blood pressure down this time. I've been bedrested and induced twice because of blood pressure. I also am not border line gestational diabetic this time either, which is just wonderful!
I'm really hoping to go on my due date or a day or two after. My parents can't travel down until my due date (Jan. 25th). Also, my hubby has his national EMT exams the first weeks of January (when I'm around 37 weeks). This is the first baby I want to have on my due date so I think I'm probably jinxing myself into going early. LOL
Carrie (PrincessLeia) is my birth buddy. She's also at Feb '08 with me so it worked out perfectly. She'll keep you updated when I go into labor.
I've officially hit that "I'm done" stage of pregnancy. Little boy finally is under my ribs and still is moving up a storm (even though he should be slowing down around now). I've started having braxton-hicks a lot and have trouble doing anything but the basic "needs to be done NOW" work. I'm ready to have my body back and be able to be a better mommy again... and yet I want to savor this as it's likely to be our last child.
So I'm utterly behind on crafting, including finishing up my swap Christmas Cards for here. But I'm thankful to not be bedrested, and to be the smallest I've ever been pregnant and to be doing so well medically.