Sunday, May 30, 2010

32 weeks!

Yahooo! Not that I am counting down or anything, but there are only a mere 56 days until the due date! I also know the chance of having your first baby on your due date is slim but still, it's a target.

Difficulties with dressing myself appropriately for work, sleeping and generally finding a comfortable position.

Midwife appointment went smoothly last week. We could hear the difference between her resting and active heartbeat. I still did not gain weight but the midwife is not concerned because the baby appears to be growing just fine. My blood pressure was fine and in 2 weeks, I have to have a repeat anemia screen. I tried to take a liquid supplement but I couldn't get it down. So I am trying to eat lots of iron rich foods to pass the test and avoid taking an iron supplement in pill form. I am reluctant to take the iron in pill form for fear of it reeking havoc on my already sensitive GI tract. We will continue with bi-weekly appointments until the end of June and then its weekly after that.

The baby's room is coming together slowly but surely. The crib arrived and then the mattress came in this past week along with the car seat and stroller. Looking at the car seat made it all seem very real and very rapidly approaching.

We spend our time looking at my belly move and being endlessly surprised and entertained each time it happens. We are both nervous and excited to meet her. She is coming soon enough and then we won't have to guess which part of her just moved by, we will know. I think we manage our emotions differently though but we continue to support each other, which is the most important thing.

Maybe I will get brave enough to post a picture on this blog some day. Until then, happy reading.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What a lovely weekend

Greg and I scooted off to the cape this past weekend. It was lovely. Being the weekend before memorial day, there was less traffic! Almost everything was open and the inn prices were substantially lower than they will be this coming weekend.

He picked me up Friday after work and we were off. We stopped for an early and delicious dinner of veggie sushi about half way down. Once we arrived at our inn, we went for a walk but I was cold and tired so it didnt last too long.

Saturday morning, I woke up ravenous and was unsatisfied after eating the banana we had tagged along with us. It was 7 am and breakfast at the inn was still 90 minutes away. So we were off in search of the vegan crepe place I remembered. I was sorely disappointed to learn that it was no longer there, but there was a new restaurant in its place which had a few vegan offerings. So we ordered breakfast. After a small tofu scramble and breakfast potatoes, I was still hungry! Back at the inn I had some fresh cut strawberries and some apple granola yumminess.

The rest of the day included a trip to the beach, a nap and some shopping. We didn't buy too much anywhere else except for at the toy store! Our daughter has quite a few toys now. We are both ( but especially me) suckers for wooden toys and toys without batteries. We are both a bit giddy. Saturday evening we had a very delicious and unique dinner and spent a relaxing evening playing cards.

We had some difficulty sleeping Saturday night for a whole variety of reasons, but we were both up at 6 on Sunday and at the beach by 630. Awesome. We scooted back to the inn for breakfast and to avoid the small worms that started crawling on us at the beach. We took our time meandering back.

All in all, it was a lovely wonderful relaxing weekend, away from a long list of chores and to-do lists here at the home base. Greg is awesome, super accommodating of all my weird pregnancy needs and amazingly patient, kind and supportive.

Kudos to him

Friday, May 14, 2010

This week at the doctors

Hooray for passing the gestational diabetes test and NOT needing to do a repeat.

Hooray for the uterus being the size it should be for this point in the pregnancy.

Hooray for a very strong rapid baby heart rate in the 160s.

Hooray for my blood pressure still being within normal range, even if it is slightly higher then it was before

Hooray for mild varicose veins and no stretch marks.

Hooray for scheduling all appointments in the afternoon through the end of the school of year.

Concerned for not gaining any weight but the midwife says not to worry until I go back in two weeks. If I haven't gained at that point, they will be concerned. But I worry anyway, I am a worrier. Also I am slightly anemic. They want the test score to be 34 or higher and I was 33.9 Bring on the beans and the fortified cereal for now. The liquid iron supplement that she recommended was nasty beyond belief. I couldn't get it down and puking isn't helpful to either me or Baby Girl Milette.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pants rants

Too cold for skirts and being anti leggings leaves me with one choice on this chilly monday morning:

They suck. I actually have on a pair that buttons, for now anyways. But I am uncomfortable. There are seams in undesireable places. They dont stay where I want them to. I can't pull them up anymore but at the same time, I feel they are too low!

I hate any pants that are not sweat pants! But still I dont think it is professional to go to work in sweats unless you are a personal trainer or phys ed teacher.

I could breakdown and buy maternity pants but I still think its a waste of money. I hate pants!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Week 28 and feeling it: Random thoughts

Wow am I tired! I am unbelievably exhausted and it is compunded by the fact that I am having an increased difficulty falling and staying asleep. There are basically two choices for sleeping these days: on one side with heart burn and on the other side with an upset stomach. I haven't tottally mastered sleeping while sitting upright yet, but maybe I should work on that. I sleep for an hour or two at a time and then I get up. I go the bathroom, drink some more water because I have been super thirsty this week, and stretch my legs to avoid leg cramps. By the time I resettle myself in a comfortable position, the little one is doing sommersaults.

I am also having a hard time remembering things. I start sentences and forget what I am going to say. I walk to the fridge with a specific item in mind and have no idea what I went there for.

I took out summer clothes from from the closet that I thought might fit. Final score 7 items returned to closet, 3 items that might still fit in the next 2-3 weeks.

The crib arrived and was assembled today!

I am excited most of the time but sometimes overrun by my emotions. Today at work for example, I was setting up materials for the students to make mothers' day cards for their moms. All of sudden, I was completely paralyzed with fear. I am going to be a mommy very soon and what if I screw it up? What if.... what if... what if? Before too long, I was hysterically crying and then as quickly as the emotional outburst came on, it was gone.

Currently I am at the point where I need to go to the midwife every two weeks. I am also assuming that I past the gestational diabetes test since I haven't heard from the ob/gyn's office since I took the test last week, sot hat is a good thing. There is a huge pile of paperwork to do for the hospital so I am working on that as well.

Meeting some pediatricians next Wednesday.

Stay tuned for updates and more ramblings