Friday, January 25, 2013

34 weeks (on time this time!!)

34 weeks exactly

34 weeks, 1 day on my 25th birthday!

Marination Time: 34 weeks, 3 days as of today!

Musings on the Weekly Photo: He's definitely out there - running out of places to put him.

This Week's Produce Item: 

Baby's the size of a butternut squash!

Real Life Baby Measuring Item of the Week: 
Baby's the size of a ukulele! 

Currently Craving: Eating Reese's ice cream bars, butter pecan ice cream, cherry vanilla ice cream, and any other kind of ice cream I can get my paws on that has a reasonable amount of carbs.  Also cheesecake.  YUM.

Weight: Pretty much holding steady, last I checked.  Might have even dropped to 165 briefly.  Praise the Lord, I'll take it.

Symptoms: Still got rockin' heartburn that I have to keep at bay with Zantac most days (and that doesn't work 100% of the time).  My hips and back are getting a little sore at night, but not horrible.  That's all I can really think of to halfway "complain" about! 

Belly Button Status: About the same.  Not sticking out at its greatest length like it was, but it's still out!

Sleep Grade: Pretty good, in fact I usually end up passing out on the couch about 9pm depending on what kind of day I've had and PB drags me to bed later.  

Movement: I've noticed a pretty big decrease in movement, and it's abundantly clear to me that he's head down with his feet on my right side.  I even had a few days where I barely felt him at all, but he's been slightly more active this afternoon.  I think he's running out of room to squirrel around in there.

Appointments: Have a diabetes appointment next week where they are going to check my a1c, so I am horrified by that possibility.  Hoping it hasn't gone up too awful much!  Have an ultrasound appointment next week that most people don't get because of this stupid diabetes too.  I do know that third tri ultrasounds are notoriously inaccurate though, so I am going to try not to put much stock in whatever they say (and not let them worry too much about it either).  I have been measuring on time every time, so I am not too worried.

Highlights of the Week: I turned 25 on Wednesday!  I had just an okay day at work, nothing exciting, just somewhat tiring.  I got home to find out that my mom and grandmother had taken off half a day of work to come to my house and be the cleaning/nursery fairies!  They washed dishes, vacuumed, folded laundry, and....

They bought all of our nursery bedding, pre-washed it, and set it up!!!  I was so excited because I'd been dreading/worrying about that.  I absolutely adore how it all came out.  I'm also really relieved and happy to have it all set up - I think that was causing me to feel super unprepared.  

We went out to dinner at Longhorn for my birthday and they gave me my second present...a Brighton charm bracelet with Ira beads!  I just love it!  

Other than that, this was Ira's first almost-snow day, and it was a great day!  This morning, my department threw me a surprise birthday get-together, which was so sweet of them.  Ice and freezing rain got us an early dismissal from school, so I went to the store and stockpiled a ton of dinner options so we can hopefully hibernate all weekend long.  Overall, it was a great week!

Friday, January 18, 2013

31, 32, and what the heck, 33 weeks

31ish weeks (can't remember how many days)

32 weeks 5 days at my adorable Dr. Seuss themed baby shower that my family threw!!

33 weeks 1 day

Marination Time: 33 weeks, 3 days as of today

Musings on the Weekly Photo: Well, I am definitely getting bigger!  Though I might punch the next person who says "Oh you must be having twins!" or "There's no WAY you're actually due March 5!" or "Wow, I'm sure you'll have a c-section." Punch punch punch.

This Week's Produce Item(s): 
Um, excuse me? The size of a WHO?  Now they're just making things up.

Currently Craving: Everything I am not supposed to have. I wanted peach crisp at school today SO bad but I didn't go there.  And then Phillip had a milkshake, corn dog, and curly fries after Bradley class last night and I could have choked him.  Really it doesn't tear up my blood sugar to eat those things but technically it's outside the Draconian limits the diabetes people set, and I worry that big brother is going to find out I was bad when they check my a1c next time.  Urgh.

Weight: 166 this morning...yeeee haw!

Symptoms: I have to take Zantac just about every day to keep the heartburn to a dull roar.  It's hard to tie my shoes on my own because I just don't bend that way anymore.  Forget any task like painting toenails!  Seriously though, I still feel really good.  Went to the doctor today and he sympathetically asked, "How are you, you sure you're hanging in there ok?" I was like "Um, yes, I'm feeling really darn good most of the time!"  My boss initially put me on the "stay behind and babysit children with no permission slips" list for our field trip last week and I scoffed.  I do not want to be trapped in a classroom with a bunch of kids who are going to be awful all day - I will walk my tail around my Discovery Place, thankyouverymuch.

Belly Button Status: Surprisingly, it's a tad less noticeable than it was at one point because it's stretched out so much. Don't get me wrong, it's definitely still OUT, but it doesn't look like such a nub anymore.

Sleep Grade: Not bad, I usually get up once or so, and we are running out of bed real estate between my ever expanding self, the pregnancy pillow, 2 weenies and PB.  Overall not bad though.

Movement: He gets the hiccups 3 or 4 times a day some days!  He flips and kicks me in the ribs sometimes too.  My belly still does a pretty good bit of rolling around even though he's getting bigger.

Appointments: Had one today.  Thank you Lord, I was measuring on time.  When you have the diabeetus, their concern is your baby is in there resembling Wilford Brimley.  I have a growth scan on the 31st that I am actually not looking forward to, since I am just so scared they'll tell me he's too big.  Fingers crossed that everything stays normal!!

Highlights of the Week: 
Definitely my baby shower that my family threw for me last Sunday!  It was so cute - it was a Dr. Seuss theme.  All of the food was themed, like green deviled eggs for Green Eggs and Ham, Yertle the Caramel Turtles, and so many other cute ones.

Everyone brought books as well as the more traditional baby gifts and so many sweet people came to bring us something.  Definitely a great day!