Tuesday, February 26, 2008

28 weeks

Well, I'm doing better-ish this week. Not sick anymore but still sore and still exhausted!

I had my Dr's appointment on Monday, which went well mostly. The baby is healthy and head-down (although it may still decide to flip, but I really would appreciate it staying put) and fought back when the Dr gave it a poke! That's my bubba, stubborn as hell and no respect for doctors! I spoke to the doctors about being so tired and sick, and while she wasn't much help initially when I began to get all teary she realised it was serious.

The end result of that is that I am finishing work at the end of this week though. I'm sick of fighting my body physically (tired, aching, sick) mentally (Can't even remember what day of the week it is, and I believe in school they said sentences are supposed to have an endi....) and emotionally (general hormonal moodiness and trying not to break down at work/in public/at all if possible) Plus despite taking enough iron to spontaneously rust if I am left out in the rain I am still aneamic!

So while it is an abrupt decision, I am glad to no longer need to fight myself all the time, just to stay awake or make the easy 5 min walk to the bus stop. Financially it won't be great for a few weeks (I am not eligible for Gov't money till bubby is born) but Fungus and I have agreed mine and the baby's health is more important right now.

However, despite vomiting at the glucose test, I passed and with flying colours, turns out it was just the start of my stupid gastro. This is good news. I don't need to deal with gestational diabetes as well as generally being worn out.

Birth classes, well.... after much freaking out that whole evening (nothing to do with the actual classes, just that Fungus got held up at work) I got there, and waited for an hour along with like 5 other ladies and their partners, when we were finally told that our 'edcuator' was unable to make it, and classes will start this week. However I hope to be in a slightly less frazzled frame of mind this week so I can bring a notepad or something, because there is no way I will remember everything that is said!

Domestically, the dishes are still piling up, but I'm not stressing about that as I will have time to myself shortly to do them as I feel ready. I have a new washing machine too! (Don't even get me started on the delivery SNAFU... actually I'll try and remember to post it on TUI seeing as I have been somewhat anti-social over there) Which means clean clothes and clean towels without having to go to mum's... this is a godsend!

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy my new pillow some more. (Got one of those maternity pillows... worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY!)



Wednesday, February 20, 2008

27 Weeks (a bit late)

So 27 weeks, finally in my 3rd trimester opens with being sick! A mild UTI and gastro to boot. My joints ache and I'm all feverish. Fun fun. However the doctor has given me tomorrow off as well, so I plan to sleep plenty and drink lots and get rid of this bug asap.

The baby is even more active than last week too. It recognises my voice and is starting to kick when Fungus talks to it now too. This is sooooo awesome! We had a lovely play today where I would poke my tummy and it would kick back in response. The game only ended when I became concerned for the safety of my belly button. (The bub was kicking HARD)

I had my glucose test on Monday, that was less than awesome, as I vomited heaps, but fortunately it was right at the end of the hour so they should have a good enough blood reading to tell me how it went at the Dr's appointment on the 25th.

Parenting and birth classes start tomorrow night too... exciting! This means I can really start to think about writing up a birth plan and sorting out what I will need to take to the hospital with me. I've got a few weeks to go yet, but I am soooo disorganised at times I will need as much time as I can get under my belt to prepare and pack stuff.

I've also found Ebay! I have spent HEAPS of money on cute but useful baby gear, can't wait for it all to start arriving. I'll have to post some pics when I get it all too. And some more belly shots.

I need to get some drawers or baskets to store it all in though. Can't all live in the top of the pram forever... there will be a baby needing it at some point.

Anyways, Neighbours is about to start so I am off to claim the 1/2hour of trashy TV that is so rightfully mine.

Miranda xoxo

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

26 Weeks

It's going faster and faster now... I have less than 100 days to go, and about a week till I am in my 3rd trimester! Where did the time go?

This week seems to be a tired week, I have been utterly exhausted as sleeping is difficult again, everytime I find a comfy spot, and get used to it, something in my body changes and then I am awake all night trying to get comfy again. Add that to hip pain most of the time and my ribcage starting to hurt... Miranda is very worn out from not sleeping and then pretending she is not in pain for 8 hours a day!

I have however found a magical cure, called Elmore's Oil... not 100% sure what is in it other than tea tree and eucalyptus but it smells good and even if you do the most half arsed job rubbing it into aching muscles you feel better for days. Great for the leg cramps which are starting to visit!

Oh, I think Braxton Hicks contractions have started too... that is strange, mostly if I have to go up and down the stairs a bunch of times at work. Not painful, just odd. The top of my uterus goes into a really hard ball, definitely weird. At least I know what the practise ones are like, so if they start to hurt I can a) recognise them and b) panic b/c it means bub might be on the way.

Nothing really exciting to report as exhaustedness has meant I am being vey unadventurous, but my 'Becoming Parents' classes start next week, I can't wait!

Oh, and my feet have dissapeared now too, even when I stand with them shoulder width apart. At least I don't have to feel bad about needing a pedicure now... I can't see em so I don't need to worry! Not like I could reach them if I tried though... heheh.

No doubt next week will be far more exciting to read about, what with the birth classes and third tri!

Miranda xoxo

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

25 Weeks...

Holy crap, time seems to be going faster and faster!

I'm now 25 weeks, and I'm not at all sure where the last week went. I do know that in the last 7 days or so though, the baby has reached my ribcage (at least on the right anyway) and that somehow the horrible depressing hormones have gone for a walk!

I guess deciding that I will be resigning at work was kind of stressful for me, but now that I have come to terms with it, and realised I only have 7 weeks left, I can't wait to have some time to myself to really get to know my precious bump!

My brain power however is shocking, I keep thinking of things to add to this blog during the day and by the time I am near a computer to do so, I've forgotten! I totally have to start writing things down so I can rememver them. Pregnancy brain has made me even more vague than before... and I was pretty vague!

There's one thing I meant to add, I love actually looking pregnant, now when I talk to the baby in public, no one thinks I am just talking to myself! (And if I am talking to myself, people don't think I'm crazy anymore!)

Well, just a short one this week, I really should head off and go to sleep now I guess. I doubt I will though, Ryan has a horrible shift and is unlikely to be back till much later, and I tend to sleep badly when he is away. Might shower first and see if that helps relax me.

Night all!