Saturday, August 28, 2010
Hi all, I thought I'd give you a quick update on how our Progeny is doing. I had my monthly doctor appointment today. No worries on weight gain (although I am the heaviest that I have ever been), my blood pressure is a little low, but they are happy about that. The baby's heartbeat (although hard to find because of activity) is strong and regular at 140 bpm.
My only complaint is my allergies which, although they are better this summer than the past 2 summers, are a pain in the butt. I also seem to have developed a smoker's cough - presumably from all of the forest fire smoke in the air. My doctor said that she would rather I not suffer and prescribed an antihistamine spray to take until the season ends.
It's nearly time for the dreaded glucose tolerance test. That's where they have me drink a glass of nearly pure syrup and then take my blood to see how I process it in order to check for gestational diabetes. I'm not looking forward to that one, but at least I don't have to fast!
And they booked my next ultrasound appointment for early October. One of the benefits of being a wee bit older, and having a stubborn child, means that you get to have a lot more ultrasounds. This next one will be #4. It will be interesting to see the changes that have occurred in the past 3 months.
Hopefully by then our household renovations will be complete. As you know, we have been de-80's our house for the past 6 years, one room at a time (as we can afford it). We've put off doing the bedrooms out of laziness (it's a pain to clean out the rooms). We're finally doing it. So, starting next week we will be living in disarray for awhile. Both bedrooms and the hall are getting new floors, both closets will get new organizers and doors, the track lighting is getting the boot, we'll freshen up the paint, and the guest/baby room will get new blinds. It will look great when it's done, but it's a pain in the butt to get it done!
Once the work is done we can finally start buying things for the Progeny. I know that we have lots of time left, but we know that it will go by quickly as well. Hopefully the renos don't drain our savings completely.
While walking home from my appointment today (and listening to my iPod) I've decided that the theme song to this pregnancy should be I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones!
And that's about it.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
What would I do these days for entertainment if it wasn't for FAIL Blog?
Friday, August 20, 2010
Ever have one of those days? You know the kind where you just tend to be in a funk, and you have trouble seeing the good instead of the bad?
The last 2 days my allergies have been kicking my butt. Smoke from forest fires in our neighbouring province has been making it's way to our city. Add that to plain old seasonal allergies and I'm a stuffed up mess. Tuesday night I took an allergy pill (yes, I'm allowed to, though I try not to if I can manage without). While that did help me sleep, it also put the Progeny to sleep and I didn't feel him move at all on Wednesday night (I still only feel movement at night).
So yesterday at work (the workday itself was really good) I was really distracted because I was so worried. Each time I was alone (in the elevator, my car, the bathroom, etc), I'd put my hand on my belly and try to tell the Progeny to give me a kick or two. And each time nothing. I was really worried. My belly didn't feel as big as it did earlier in the week either. By this point I'm just a Debbie Downer seeing everything as a negative sign.
But in the evening 2 things happened: 1 - I had a massage and the Progeny gave me a couple of pokes while I was on the table (phew). 2 - I received a parcel in the mail when I got home.
I'm sure that I've mentioned once or twice (or a hundred times) how the internet was my saving grace after my loss. Message boards are the "pen pals" of the 21st century. Via the internet and message boards I've made some amazing friends. One of them sent me this All the way from Ireland!
I can't describe the feeling of knowing that there are "strangers" in this world who care about my well being.
So if you're reading this I want you to know that I value each and every one of you and I also care about you and your well being. Whenever you are feeling down about anything (TTC, IF, or pregnancy related - or other) reach out. I will be there for you. A virtual hug may not quite be the same as a real hug, but it still helps.
Monday, August 16, 2010
This past week I reached another pregnancy milestone - I felt the baby move! Everyone had told me that it would feel like "flutters" or "bubbles" across my belly. They were wrong. I can definitely feel pokes.
At first there was just 1 so I wasn't sure what I was feeling and didn't want to announce that it was movement. A couple of days after that I didn't just feel a poke, I felt a definite "poke, poke, poke"! And a few days later, I felt a real kick.
The movement isn't consistent yet. I only seem to feel it in the evening when I'm sitting on the couch and when my bladder is getting full. Plus having an anterior placenta makes feeling any movement a challenge!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I am now positive that I have felt our Progeny move! I thought I felt a poke on the weekend, but it was just once and I wasn't sure. I have been diagnosed with an anterior placenta as well, so it's not uncommon to not feel anything for several more weeks.
But tonight, as I was checking out the message boards, my right hand on my mouse, my left on my belly I felt a definite poke, poke, poke. I poked back, and so did he! And then nothing.
Hubby is out of town this week so he missed the big event. I did text him before I updated you though.
I'm so happy, he's in there, he really is!