Tuesday, May 26, 2009

28 weeks, 1 day

Had our 28 week appointment today which included the glucose tolerance test and I have to say that that sugary drink I've heard so much about wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was so scared I wasn't going to be able to gulp it down in the five minutes they give you to do so, but I got it down within a minute like a champ. The last couple drinks were getting pretty disgusting but it was over before I knew it. Checked the heartbeat and it was 148. Everything's looking good. There was some protein in my urine from the swelling but my blood pressure was just fine so the doc was none too concerned. Oh and then he proceeded to tell me that I'm chubby. He looked at me and said, "Um, you know you've gained 12 pounds since your last appointment?". And I said, "Are you sure?" and he said, "Well, unless there's a different way of doing math, then yes, I'm sure." 12 pounds!!!! 12 pounds!!! Ridiculous. Wait, let's talk about that some more, that's 12 pounds in 4 1/2 weeks. Wow. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now I suppose. That makes 28 pounds total. Well, enough of the weight talk. We are now up to 2 week appointments. The end is getting closer and closer. It will be here before we know it.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Stretch Marks and Swollen Ankles

I just typed a whole post and somehow erased the whole thing and I'm completed irritated about it. So, here we go again, but it's gonna be a condensed version. The first pic, I think I'm 24 weeks, can't remember when I took it. The next is a pretty crappy picture of my swollen ankles, they're much worse in real life I swear. Tomorrow marks the third trimester! 28 weeks down, only 12 more to go. I feel like we have so much left to do and we're running out of time to do it. We have to get our house completely finished from the remodel we did last summer because I can guarantee we're not going to want to do it when the baby finally comes. We just have a little trim left to do and a couple of walls that need painted but I would swear we had a whole house to do given the amount of time we're taking to finish it. We also need to scrub the house top to bottom. We're a little late on the spring cleaning. I have some new found energy but by the time I get home from work everything below my knees is so swollen I swear my skin's just going to burst open. So, I find myself coming home and just propping up my feet to get the swelling down. We have our 28 week appointment on Tuesday so I'll ask the doctor about all the swelling but I'm sure he'll just tell me to keep doing what I'm doing. As long as my blood pressure's fine, I'm sure everything will be okay. I have some shopping to do so I'll post again after our appointment. Hope everyone has a nice holiday!

Monday, May 18, 2009

27 weeks

I'm almost into the third trimester and I can't believe how fast the time seems to be going. My stomach seems to be growing bigger and bigger everyday. I think I'm going to have to buy more maternity clothes because the ones I already got are getting a little tight. I haven't taken any belly pics lately and I need to. I no longer have ankles because they are swelling so bad. They look a little bit ridiculous. This pregnancy, believe it or not, still hasn't quite sunk in with me. It's still so hard for me to believe that we are going to have a baby in just thirteen weeks. We have literally bought almost every thing that we need to get started. Bottles, diapers, wipes, carseat, you name it, we pretty much got it. It's too hard to stop myself when I start shopping. I have my 28 week appointment next Tuesday. I am not looking forward to slurping down that extremely sugary drink, but you do what you gotta do. Well, I have to go now. Got to talk my husband into getting me a banana split. Sounds so yummy right now. ;)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Movement - 25 weeks

Yesterday, my husband finally felt Ms. Randi Lyrae kicking. I've been able to see her kicks and punches now on the outside for about a week but my husband could never see it when I tried to show him. Back to the name, Randi Lyrae is what we will be naming our baby girl. Randy is my dad's name and Lyrae is my middle name. We knew, boy or girl that the first name was going to be Randy, just spelled a little differently if it was a girl. I have such a special connection with my dad and I really wanted to be able to honor him in as big of a way as I know possible. I've gained up to just about 20 pounds already and the weight just keeps coming on. I really really really hope I can lose most of it afterwards, but it's doubtful. My metabolism just isn't what it used to be, or I'm just stuffing my face more than I used to. ;) I have just fifteen weeks left to go. A little less then four months left!!! Cannot believe how fast time is flying by! We keep buying more and more stuff for this little one that she almost has everything she needs already. We've had to save some items for the baby shower though which will be after the baby is born. Well, I hope everyone had a good weekend!