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35 Weeks!

Ladies and gentlefolk, I am now exactly 35 weeks! That means two things. One I have exactly 35 days until my due date. And two, my first son would have been born in 5 days!

 

34 and 5 days

This picture is from two days ago.

How far along? 35 weeks this morning.
Total weight gain: At my last appointment (last Thursday), I was +20.8 pounds. That’s high for what I should be gaining, but she wants to wait and see how my next weight is before we decide anything.
Maternity clothes? Yup, through and through.
Stretch marks? I’m sure you can tell from the above picture, but some new ones are finally forming at the top of my belly.
Sleep: What’s this “sleep” thing? In all seriousness though, I’m only comfortable sleeping on my back and I’m waking up a lot because I know I shouldn’t be sleeping that way.
Best moment this week: Honestly, I’ve had a fantastic week… so there’s a few. Work threw a baby shower for me, so between that and my amazing friend Kate, I have everything I need and some luxuries I didn’t need (like this bag. I love my boss!). I got to see my sister on Friday. My massage Saturday morning was cheaper than I expected. And yesterday I got to drive the work truck! Amazing week.
Worst moment this week: The runs and vomiting returning.
Miss anything? Just sleep, and I know it’s going to be a long time before I get any decent sleep.
Movement: He likes to roll around a lot.
Food cravings: Not really craving anything, just not really wanting solid food either!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Waking up.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: I’ve had contractions on and off, but they could be BH. I’ve also had the runs, been sick, and just generally felt off. That could always be me just getting sick though.
Symptoms: I’m huge and round and have to pee a lot.
Belly button in or out? Not changing last week’s answer because it sums it up so well: It’s out. I’m soooooo happy about that one. </sarcasm>
Wedding rings on or off? Still on the necklace. I feel like they might fit my hands again, but not chancing it.
Happy or moody most of the time: The last week I’ve been super happy… but I bet that can only last so long.
Looking forward to: Him being here. At this point he’s for sure lower, and I’m just finished being pregnant mentally.
No long speech or anything today, I just want a nap.
Until next time!
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33 Weeks!

Heeeeeey ladies and lads! I’m going to update y’all, but first, let me take a selfie

33weeks
How far along? 33 weeks now.
Total weight gain: As of my last doctor’s appointment (last Thursday), I’m at a 16.2 pound gain. Not great, not horrible.
Maternity clothes? Usually I say here that hell yeah, all maternity clothes but guys, my pants AREN’T maternity… they’re amazing pjs that could pass as summer dress pants!
Stretch marks? There isn’t any noticeably new ones, but my stomach constantly feels like someone is rubbing fiberglass on it so I’m guessing I’ll get some very soon.
Sleep: I slept Saturday night for a 4 hour stretch, and that’s the best sleep has been in a long time. I’m awake pretty much every two hours at this point to either go to the washroom or have a drink.
Best moment this week: My doctor telling me I was being prescribed a massage to get rid of my headaches. I called it in as soon as I got out of the office and got in on Saturday morning. It was wonderful. Just waiting to see what insurance covers before booking my next one.
Worst moment this week: My high risk appointment. It was a bloody waste of time. The ultrasound was done by a MFM who clearly didn’t know what she was doing and actually hurt me.
Miss anything? A solid night’s sleep and my stomach not constantly itching/hurting.
Movement: I’ve noticed movements aren’t as much but when I do feel them, they’re pretty intense. He seems to be more active in the afternoon than in the morning.
Food cravings: Last night I was craving a giant juicy burger so we went to The Works and I got the War Pig. I had maybe 1/3 of it before I was so happy I couldn’t eat anymore… so that’s my supper tonight! I’m excited!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really… I was sick this morning, but I just woke up feeling sick so.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: I had two contractions yesterday, but they’re obviously braxton hicks. That’s the closest I’ve got so far.
Symptoms: I cry at things on Facebook, or comments I make myself. Crying makes me have to pee. Thinking makes me have to pee. Breathing makes me have to pee. Sitting lodges a foot in my cervix. Standing lodges a head in my ribs. Ya know, normal preggo stuff.
Belly button in or out? It’s out. I’m soooooo happy about that one. </sarcasm>
Wedding rings on or off? Still on the necklace. My hands aren’t that swollen really, just fat.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m hormonal. I don’t know any other way to put it.
Looking forward to: My next “high risk” appointment so I can see T again, and we can decide if I’ll need to be induced or whatnot at that point.
Alright sooooo I know if I was reading my blog, I’d want to know about my high risk appointment. Since I’m still pissy about it, here’s the short version: They required an in-depth ultrasound. That should’ve been similar to the 20 week anatomy scan and taken a half hour or so. Yeaaaaah, no. The MFM got probably around 100 pictures and the ultrasound tech waited until 45 minutes in to come and get whatever else was needed. That took literally 15 minutes, and she nearly redid the entire thing.
I then talked to a nurse, two resident doctors and then waited for the doctor who said nothing useful. I have to go back for a repeat on the 25th. Now though I know I’m going to be wasting my entire day, I booked other stuff for later in the afternoon. Might as well only take one day off work and get everything done.
At that appointment I’ll be 35 weeks and 5 days. I’m guessing if pre-eclampsia has returned, or anything is wrong, we will talk about induction then. He will be sharing my care with my regular doctor as well, and I’ll see her at 34 and 37 weeks.
Other than appointments I think I pretty much have everything. I’m going to make a polyvore board with what I have so I can visualize it. I’ll probably do another one for my hospital bag and I will post them on the pages here. Things just need to be set up and I don’t think I’ll be doing that. I think hubs will come home and pull the bassinet upstairs while I’m in the hospital, and really that’s all that needs to be done for now.
Until next time…
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31 Weeks & Officially High Risk

Good morning folks! I’m 31 weeks today…. finally almost there. Only two more months and 4 days to go! At least if I’m allowed to go to full term anyways.
31weeks
How far along? 31 weeks this morning.
Total weight gain: At my doctors appointment last Thursday I have gained a total of 16 pounds. I’m technically 2 pounds over where I should be, but she didn’t say too much about it, so I’m not overly worried.
Maternity clothes? Entirely maternity clothes. In the picture above the shirt is from Thyme Maternity and the jeans are Old Navy Maternity.
Stretch marks? My old ones are starting to show more, so I’m expecting new ones between this update and my next.
Sleep: What’s sleep?! I did too much last week and hurt my back/side so I’m still healing from that. I’m not sleeping much because between being sore from that and from pregnancy, I just cannot stay comfortable.
Best moment this week: Finding out that instead of having a baby shower this time around, the pizza party I was planning for my two other pregnant friends is now a three way crazy baby lady party!
Worst moment this week: Hearing that even though my uterus was measuring properly, I needed to give in and see a high risk doctor. (See below for more info.)
Miss anything? A solid night’s sleep.
Movement: Movement seems to have slowed down a bit. It’s not so much kicks anymore as it is rotating type movements.
Food cravings: I’m not really craving anything, I’m just too lazy to cook lately so junk and pre-made meals are my go-to.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still if I cough too hard. Thankfully though, my cough is almost completely GONE!
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: No overall signs… but to be honest since I was induced last time, I’m not really sure what I’m looking for anyhow.
Symptoms: I’m just a full blown pregnant woman now. I waddle, I’m gassy, and my moods change faster than a prostitute can drop her underwear.
Belly button in or out? It’s almost completely flat now thankfully.
Wedding rings on or off? They’re now on a necklace.
Happy or moody most of the time: I am mostly happy, but don’t you dare say the wrong thing or I will just flip into claws or tears.
Looking forward to: Our baby not shower shower, and hearing what the high risk doctor has to say.
I know I’ve mentioned before that with my first son I had severe preeclampsia, but I don’t think I really went into detail on what they wanted to do about it with this pregnancy. My doctor had wanted me to take Aspirin on the lowest dose along with calcium daily. That hasn’t happened because pills make me vomit. Even taking a Tylenol triggers my gag reflex. I also always do my own research before I blindly listen to my doctor. It’s not that I don’t trust her, it’s just that I feel I am responsible for my body (and T’s now too) so I want to know the risks and benefits. I didn’t feel that Apirin was right for me, especially since studies varied and there wasn’t a straight yes or no on it helping preeclampsia. Another factor was that I have the same partner (my husband) for both babies. The risk is higher if it’s a different father (though that still doesn’t make any sense in my head). Therefore I haven’t taken either medications that were recommended.
That combined with my failed glucose test seemed like enough for my doctor to go from saying “No, you’re not getting a 32 week ultrasound” to “I need you to get this ultrasound and see a high risk OBGYN”. She didn’t explain exactly why I’m seeing him/her but that is my conclusion. The hospital called yesterday and my appointment is set for Tuesday morning. I will have an ultrasound at that appointment (I’m guessing to see what they’re working with) and then my appointment. I also have an ultrasound on the 1st for my regular doctor. I haven’t heard how my second glucose test went yet, but I assume that at one of my appointments next week I will be informed of the results.
I’ll post a quick update if anything major happens between my two appointments and two ultrasounds next week.
Until 33 weeks…
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29 Weeks & Failed Glucose Test

Good morning folks! Guess who remembered to take a belly picture this morning? THIS GIRL!

29weeks

How far along? 29 weeks today.
Total weight gain: When I weighed myself about a week and a half ago I had gained just under 13 pounds. That’s on the high end for my starting weight, but with all the stress we’ve been under, I can’t say I’m surprised.
Maternity clothes? Everything is maternity clothes or stretchy tank tops.
Stretch marks? I haven’t got any new ones yet, but I feel like it’s coming very shortly.
Sleep: I’m still sick. It’s pretty much only a cough now, but it’s enough to still interrupt sleep. Hopefully once the cough is gone I’ll be able to get in a few weeks of solid sleep before T gets here.
Best moment this week: Having C’s two year check up and seeing that he does everything for a two year old and all but one thing fora three year old. That one thing is holding only the railing while going up/down stairs, and he’s too short to do that still. Made me a very proud Mama.
Worst moment this week: Getting the call I failed my first glucose test. I’ll explain more below.
Miss anything? Sweets.
Movement: He thinks he’s a gymnast. There is tons of movement. As I typed that, he kicked my ribs.
Food cravings: Junk still. Things I can no longer have because of the glucose test.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just when I cough still.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: No signs, just dreams.
Symptoms: I walk like a penguin 100% now. I also constantly need to go to the washroom.
Belly button in or out? It’s still half in and half out. I doubt that will change for the remainder of my pregnancy, but I guess we’ll see.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I am happy on the inside but I think I’m wearing my bitch face because I’m just so tired and sore.
Looking forward to: Washing all of his clothes, and getting bottles. Then other than setting up the play pen/bassinet, we’ll be ready.
I had a dream last night that T would be here early. I really didn’t think too much of it but I think the closer I get to my due date, the more I feel like he’s just going to be here before. For one, C was early because of my pre-eclampsia. For two, yesterday I got a call saying I failed my glucose test and I will have to do the three hour one. A wee bit of research informed me that gestational diabetes increases the risk of pre-eclampsia (just what I wanted). And three, I’m the same size at 29 weeks as I was with C at 36 weeks. That’s a scary thought.
Everything combined, I’m not surprised that I feel like I need to get everything else together PRONTO. I have my 3 hour test on Valentine’s day and my next check up on the 13th so I will update y’all at 31 weeks and let you know what’s going on.
Keep your fingers crossed everything is okay!
Until next week…
 
Until next time…
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THIRD TRIMESTER!

Good morning ladies (and gents if you’re here!). The last two weeks have been a crazy mess for me. At 25 weeks and 3 days (the 12th/Sunday) I got the phone call that my Nana was gone. I immediately started packing everything for my husband, toddler and I because I was not leaving my mom alone in our hometown, and I needed to be there for the memorial service. We left the next day and didn’t return home until Saturday. I swear while we were gone, I doubled in size. I am out there now. I’m roughly the same size as I was at 34ish weeks last time… yikes.

I am now officially third trimester though, and that means I’m 2/3 of the way done! That alone deserves a HELL YEAH BITCHES!

How far along? 27 weeks, and third trimester.
Total weight gain: I actually have no clue as I had to cancel my appointment last week and my next one is Monday. I’m guessing I’ve gained between 10-12 pounds?
Maternity clothes? Yup, pretty much everything is maternity at this point except my underthings. And that is something I really need to get on…
Stretch marks? My old ones are more visible, but no new ones.
Sleep: I’m up a couple times per night, but I think that’s more to do with the fact that I have had a really bad cough since the holidays. I’m guessing it’s bronchitis since I get that almost every year.
Best moment this week: Watching my dad interact with my toddler at our first family breakfast in years. That was one part of the trip that made me extremely happy and after the week I’d just had, I needed it more than anything.
Worst moment this week: Obviously going to my Nana’s memorial mass. Theo was kicking the whole time. I’m not sure if he knew I was upset, or he was trying to tell me it was going to be okay because now we have another guardian Angel, but he just would not stop kicking through the entire thing… I think even though he’s not here yet, he knows her and he loves her just as much as everyone does.
Miss anything? Not waddling!
Movement: There’s all sorts of movement now. Mostly on my right side near the bottom, but I’m guessing that’s due to the way my placenta is placed.
Food cravings: Junk. I just want junk food. Chocolate and chips and ice cream.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I’ve been coughing so much lately that I vomit from it… but other than that, no.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: Nope, not yet thankfully.
Symptoms: I waddle. A looooot. My boobs hurt, and my back hurts.
Belly button in or out? It’s a cave. Top half out, bottom half in. Unless I sit/lay down, then it’s flat.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: It’s been a rough two weeks, so mostly moody.
Looking forward to: The baby shower that I don’t know about and being able to set up all the baby stuff.
 
Until next time…
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25 Weeks!

Hey guys. Sorry I didn’t get around to updating last week. We went to my in-laws for Christmas and we all got sick thanks to his momma. I spent about a week with a fever, chills and the flu.

How far along? 25 weeks!!!
Total weight gain: I don’t really know. My last weigh in was the 30th and I had gained 6ish pounds total.
Maternity clothes? Everything is maternity now. I am visibly and noticeably knocked up y’all.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: I sleep pretty well, but it’s not a restful sleep. Probably because I continuously toss and turn and need to pee.
Best moment this week: m
Worst moment this week: Yesterday I had horrible braxton hicks all day and vomited quite a bit. That was fuuuuuuun.
Miss anything? With my other son I wasn’t nearly this contraction-y. I miss that.
Movement: He still enjoys using my cervix as a trampoline. I still enjoy telling him it’s not. He doesn’t listen well.
Food cravings: I had to think about this but New York Fries poutine with vinegar. YUMMMM. Also, Booster Juice Breezy Banana? It would be Euphoria’s mango smoothie that I can’t for the life of me name right now, but that’s a far drive.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Braxton hicks apparently. And my mother in law (literally guys, remember that flu I mentioned?).
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: Nope. Water is still in tact apparently and despite how painful those contractions were, they weren’t even close to the real deal.
Symptoms: My whole self is sore. That maternity band doesn’t help. It’s now a floor decoration… I should clean soon…
Belly button in or out? It’s a cave. Top half out, bottom half in.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m mostly content still. Except for the bitch fit I had this morning…. but it was kind of fun. And she deserved it. Why must we have stupid people?
Looking forward to: I was going to say actually being able to sleep… but let’s be honest, that’s in what, 8 years from now maybe?
 
My holiday was brutal this year. A ton of family stuff happened, and lots of people got sick. It’s safe to say that I am not looking forward to traveling with a toddler and infant. Which it looks like I’ll need to do in a few months anyways. Hopefully everyone’s holidays were better than mine!
Pregnancy wise everything is going well. I hate braxton hicks. I didn’t have them last time, and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone. They were regular at 9 minutes for most of yesterday, and for me resulted in a lot of vomiting and one accidental peeing myself. Yaaaaay pregnancy. Only 15 more weeks… only 15 more weeks. (Hey Theo, the nurse said she was okay with 36 weeks last night, wanna aim for only 11 more weeks? It’s rude to be late! Thanks, Mommy)
Until next time…
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21 Weeks & 6 Days!

Hey guys. I think these are turning in bi-weekly updates. That’s okay though, because not much happens in just one week anymore. Also, I’ll be away for my 23 week update (24 weeks will be a day late), so this is it until next year!

 

How far along? 21 weeks and 6 days now.
Total weight gain: I weighed myself at my mom’s on Sunday and I’ve apparently only gained 5 pounds. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, but I doubt her scale is far off anyways.
Maternity clothes? I am totally in maternity clothes. I adore leggings right now and long shirts.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Sleep: I slept like a champ last night, but usually am waking up a few times per night due to sore hips.
Best moment this week: Actually looking pregnant instead of chubby. Last Tuesday or Wednesday everyone suddenly noticed how pregnant I looked.
Worst moment this week: Actually looking pregnant instead of chubby. I know I’m not fat, and gaining weight is normal, but maaaaaan do I miss not being able to see floor because of my boobs, not my belly.
Miss anything? Not really. I’m a lot more laid back this pregnancy.
Movement: He really likes to kick me in my crotch. My placenta is up higher in the front though, so he probably kicks elsewhere and I just can’t feel it yet.
Food cravings: I went from having no cravings really last pregnancy and wanting certain things but not NEEDING them to SUSHI ALL THE TIME. And before anyone freaks out, I had crab and sweet potato sushi. No raw fish here. Pinky swear.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of exhaust in the morning.
Gender: He’s a boy.
Labor signs: No.
Symptoms: My hips are sooooo sore. I ordered a Carriwell Seamless Maternity Support Band and cannot wait to see if that helps.
Belly button in or out? Still in, but I feel like it won’t be much longer until it’s not.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: I’m mostly content still.
Looking forward to: Being home on the 30th and resting until I got back to work on the 3rd.
 
When I had my first son, I lived off Red Raspberry Leaf Tea because I was determined to be prepared. I went to go buy more this week, and the company has since done a switch over and no longer sells it. I’ve ordered a few boxes online but they are tea bags instead of loose leaf, so I’m not thrilled with it. I have heard second labours go faster, but I’d still like to be prepared. I’m looking forward to starting to drink the tea in the new year again.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday/winter break/whatever you celebrate and a happy new year!
Until next time…
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