Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sickly Mama

That has been me this week.

What started out as an annoying sore throat turned into a full-fledged, please kill me now cough/cold. And when I say cough, I mean coughing so hard that I was having contractions, dry-heaving and peeing on myself. Sexy, right?

Tuesday night I had my first visit to L&D, which was pretty uneventful. They determined that I was having quite a few contractions but they weren't progressive at all so, after about an hour of listening to Zachary's heartrate and being "checked" twice, I got to go home. But did they give me anything for the contraction-causing cough? Hell no. Told me to call the OB the next morning.

So I did. Only then did I learn that my OB AND nurse are off until next Wednesday! So I left a message for the on-call nurse at 8:30am. When no one had called me back at noon, I went up there, only for the receptionist to tell me the nurse was busy and would get back to me. Guess who still hasn't heard from the doctor's office (and all this happened yesterday)?! Yup, that would be me. I am not happy and I will be letting my dr know when I see him next Friday.

But I'm not a patient person. I finally got sick of waiting for them to call and just went to the pharmacy and talked to the pharmacist, who was very helpful. Now armed with Robitussin-DM, Tylenol Cold & Sinus Night & Day, Vicks nasal spray and vapo-rub, a bag of cough drops and a roll of toilet paper, I am feeling a little better. I have not coughed myself into contractions in over 12 hours and I got some sleep last night. But OMG does my whole body hurt from coughing!

After all that, I'm sure it is safe for you to assume that I don't have a 32 week bump pic. No way am I sharing pictures of my sickly self with the world! lol Stay tuned for my 33 week pics and survey... hopefully I will have those by the end of the weekend.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Where has my energy gone?!

Seriously... if you find it, I'd like it back please. Along with my feet.

My house is a mess, there is laundry to be done (as always) but do I care? Absolutely not. I will get around to it in the next day or so, I'm sure, because I'm just anal like that but for today, I'm having fun just sitting here playing on the computer and feeling Zachary practice his aerobics.

I did have an amazing 45 minute massage this morning though, thanks to my Gramme! It was heaven and I wish I could do that every week... it is just not in the budget.

I also have a confession on this nasty, rainy Friday afternoon. I am about tired of being pregnant. I know I should be grateful and all that, considering how long it took us to get here (and don't get me wrong, I am very grateful for this blessing) but seriously... I'm ready to have my baby in my arms and my body back. Every part of me hurts and I haven't had a decent nights sleep in weeks.

Yes, I'm well aware that my sleep will be broken, at best, when he gets here but it's one thing to get up in the middle of the night to take care of my child. It's another to be up all night because I just can't get comfortable or my legs are restless.

Well, I suppose that's all the whining I've got for today. Hopefully, next time I will be in a better mood.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

31 week ultrasound

I had my 31 week (supposed to be 32 but the dr is going out of town) appointment yesterday. Everything is great... little man is still measuring a little small (about a week behind) but they aren't really concerned. Dr. C said we are right on track.

Zachary had his feet in his mouth for most of the ultrasound... my poor little guy is running out of room in there! He weighs approx. 3lbs5oz and has some crazy long legs and big feet. I think we might have a future basketball player on our hands!

I am so in love!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Back to working order!

PHEW! My stupid computer died so I haven't been able to blog (or anything) in a couple weeks. Luckily, my aunt let me borrow her extra monitor so I am back! The life of a SAHW gets a little boring without my computer!

So we are up to 31 weeks now... only 8.5 to go. How did this happen?! Although, I do have to admit, I am excited (and nervous) because I'm starting to get tired of being pregnant. Between the killer RLS I've developed and the discomfort of the summer heat looming, I am starting to get miserable.

We are making progress in being prepared for little man's arrival... we finally bought and assembled the crib, we have completed 2 of 4 Childbirth classes and my shower is in 3 weeks! It's all starting to seem very real!

We have our last ultrasound on Monday to check his growth and I start bi-weekly appointments for the next 5 weeks.

Now for some pictures...

The birthday boy! I can't believe he is 7!!

My honey putting Zachary's crib together!
All done... minus the mattress

How far along: 31 weeks, 2 days
Total Weight Gain: 26 pounds
Stretchmarks: yup.. the faded ones I had pre-preg are back full force plus a couple new ones
Sleep: sucks thanks to the RLS
Best Moment This Week: getting the crib put together
Movement: ALL.THE.TIME! His favorite thing to do it to ball up in one spot and push. That's a little painful!
Gender: Boy!
Labor Signs: BH contractions here and there
Belly Button: looks very odd these days... still in but it's shallow and looks more oval than the cute little circle it used to be
What I Miss: my body and sleep... but I wouldn't change it for the world!
What I am Looking Forward to: my shower and him being here
Milestones: baby is now the size of a head of lettuce (19in, 3.9 lbs) and is accumulating fat

Sunday, May 1, 2011

29 weeks (and other stuff)

What a week! I am now 29 weeks (YAY!) and getting ready for little man's arrival, little by little. We are ordering his nursery furniture tomorrow!

My parents were here from TX last weekend, which was awesome but very exhausting! It was so good to see them, since it had been October since I had seen them last. We have also had some hellacious weather this week, from tornadoes to flooding. It has been ugly but thankfully everyone is safe and we didn't get any damage (though, my FIL was without power for nearly a week!). Now, it won't stop raining and we are having flash flooding all over the state... YUCK!!!

29 weeks!
Flooding from the creek next to my house
My back yard... AKA "Lake Poulnott"

How far along?: 29w3d
How big is baby?:
Butternut squash; 17in, 3.1 lbs

Weight gain/loss?: not sure where I'm at now
Stretch marks?:
they are making their appearance
Maternity clothes?:

Sleep?: much better than before
Food cravings?: Banana popsicles... I miss my Papaw!!

Gender?: Still a boy.
Movement?: he has been very active... his new thing is to curl up in one spot so I have lumps of baby lol
Belly button?:
it looks really weird but still in
What are you looking forward to this week?:
our first childbirth class is Thursday then I finally get to see my stepsons on Friday and a birthday party for Alex on Saturday!