Monday, August 23, 2010

Week 26: The Incredible Shrinking Belly Button

Good evening Humble Readers...

I hope that you're all doing well.  Sadly, your friendly neighbourhood hobbit is on the injured list.  I don't know what or how I did it, but I have seriously buggered my neck.  My chiropractor practically flipped out this morning when he saw me.  I believe his exact words were 'what the hell did you do to yourself?!'.  Honestly, I was just sitting on the couch this morning, putting on my socks, and when I stood up I had amazing pain shooting up my neck and across my shoulders.  It's a bit better now (not by much), but a crappy day at work didn't help any either. 

How far along? 26w0d

Maternity clothes? Oh heck ya... and I lurve my new maternity jeans!  So comfy!

Body Oddities?  My belly button is slowly disappearing, which is pretty astounding.  You all know that I am a plus sized lady, and with all the belly fat that I'm hauling around, I have always had a really deep belly button.  It's now less than half what it used to be.  I never actually expected this.

Sleep?  Meh... not great, not terrible.  I'm getting by.  I'm still feeling pretty tired most days, but who knows what's contributing to that... the baby?  ... the diabetes?  ... lack of sleep? 

Best moment this week?  When my Beloved felt the Halfling move for the first time.  We were lying in bed, and he had just started to doze off.  The Halfling started rolling around, and I woke my Beloved up and grabbed his hand.  The look on his face was priceless!

Worst moment?  Anytime I have to test my blood sugar.  Or rather, seeing those numbers come up on the meter's screen. 

Movement?  I think the Halfling is doing the hokey pokey in there.

Food cravings?  Anything sweet.  I actually walked really slowly down the baking aisle in my grocery store so I could smell the sugary goodness.

Rings?  Off more than they are on.

Gender? Not going to find out, but I think it's a boy

Intense Dreams?  Oh, humble readers... I had a dream that our store was infested with birds!  Thousands of little blue and cream coloured birds, and two seagulls.  Now, you may or may not recall that I am mortally afraid of birds, so you can imagine how well this dream went over.  *shudder*

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day... bp holding steady at 130-ish over 70-ish), Gestational Diabetes (the thorn in my side), on prescription Zan.tac for heartburn.

What I miss?  Chocolate, ice cream, sushi

What I look forward to?  Bookng my prenatal classes, mat leave, my week off in September

Emotional State? This week has been challenging.  I've spent a lot of time beating myself up about the GD, but I'm starting to accept that this is my life now, and I will deal with it. 


  1. I'm sorry to hear of your GD, but it seems you are taking an upbeat attitude to it and managing it. Just such a pity to have this add a level of stress to your pregnancy.

    How special that your Beloved got to feel the Halfling move, I guess that will start becoming even more frequent now.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy ICLW.

  2. He finally got to feel Halfling??? Woohoo!!! Oh, that is such fantastic news! I know how much you've wanted that to happen :)

  3. Happy ICLW! I'm only edging toward 17 weeks but since I was a skinny mini my belly button is already close to "popping"! I never thought it would happen that early!

  4. OMG! Congratulations! I've been gone for much, much too long. My bad. I apologize profusely!

    Accio forgiveness!

    Am unbelievably happy for you. Face is beginning to hurt from smiling! :oD

    PS - CG1 and I are back in business over at

  5. Happy ICLW! That is exciting that your hubby got to feel the baby move!

  6. Wow! I can't believe you are 26 weeks already! Time is flying by. Its so cool your hubby got to feel the baby move. What a fabulous gift. I miss feeling my babies move inside my tummy. Cherish every moment!

  7. Love how your sense of humor comes through your writing.

  8. Even as "fluffy" as I am, my belly button not only disappeared but it ended up sticking out. It was so much fun because it totally freaked out my hubby...LOL.

  9. Love your blog!! And I'll come back to check the Harry Potter countdown! Another HUGE fan here... And to get updates on your belly!! lol
    A new follower friend.

  10. Hi darling,
    Wow, how exciting your Beloved got to feel the Halfling move!
    That was definitely a scary dream..yuk!
    Glad you are stopping the guilt over the GD...seriously it can happen to anyone, regardless of their weight.
    Thanks so much for your wonderful supportive comments on my blog, you have no idea how much they are helping.


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