Monday, August 30, 2010

Week 27: Moving Forward

Good Morning Humble Readers...

Today is going to be a good day!  I have decreed it to be so.  Good things are going to happen today.  First , and most important, it's my Beloved's birthday!  I am so thankful for his presence in my life.  He makes me a better person, he makes me laugh, and he loves me... how amazing is that?  Happy Birthday, my Love!

Today we are also getting a new stove.  I'll tell you more about it later, but I'm super excited!

How far along? 27w0d

Maternity clothes? I think I'm going to have to retire one of my pre-pregnancy pairs of pants.  The bella bands aren't doing the trick for holding them up any more.  But, I think that I'm going to be done with the bella bands soon anyway.  They tend to be uncomfortable by the end of a shift at work.

Body Oddities?  My right hip is particularly sore these days.  I'm not sure if I've done something, or if the Halfling is putting pressure on things.  Probably a bit of both.  Oddly enough, since I've been eating to lower my blood sugar, I haven't had a single IBS flare.  Hmmm... something to ponder.

Sleep? Still hit and miss.  I tend to be up early now, like 5 or 5:30.  It's unusual for me to be able to sleep later.  Of course, by 9am, I'm ready for a nap.

Best moment this week? When the crib finally arrived.

Worst moment? Thursday.  My first encounter with the insulin was definitely a shock, and was physically taxing and emotionally devastating. 

Movement? Good heavens... all the time!  It still surprises me every time, tho.  It's so surreal.

Food cravings? No real cravings.  More like obsessions.  I have always like chocolate, but this is over the top... I think about it all the time.

Rings? Off, but mostly because I sent them to be prettified and soldered. 

Gender? Not going to find out, but I think it's a boy.  Let me know what you think... there's a poll on the right.

Intense Dreams? They are the one thing, even over the GD, that I wish would go away.  I'm still dreaming of death, loss, and blood.  It's so awful.  Last night, I had a nightmare inside a nightmare.  I actully dreamed that I was dreaming that I lost the Halfling, and in the dream I woke up, told myself that it wasn't real, and that the baby would move soon.  Only he/she didn't.  *shudder*  It went downhill from there.

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? Being able to walk without waddling.

What I look forward to?  putting the crib together.

Emotional State?  Leveling out now, I think.  At least for the moment.


  1. Happy 27 weeks :) I am glad you got over the hump of the initial injections (they do get easier :)) and that you are starting to feel better!

    Can't wait to get a crib myself!

  2. Congrats on 27 weeks! I gave up on the bella bands soon into the second trimester--I was always pulling the band down and my pants up! Besides, maternity pants are SOOO comfy!

  3. Happy Birthday to the hubby!

    congrats on 27 weeks!

  4. Happy 27 weeks! That seems like an eternity before I will get there.

    Hope you have fun putting the crib together!

  5. Happy bday to your beloved. I know isn't the movement amazing??? So surreal even still so for me at almost 32 weeks. Yeah for all being ok and sorry about the GD but you are troopin right along my friend. So excited for your progress! xoxoxo

  6. Hi Mrs. G! Catching up here via my phone (no laptop for over six weeks. Long story.) Sorry to hear about the GD, but just know that I am very proud of you for working hard to keep it under control. Your nursery color scheme sounds sooooo cite. Plz post pics when you are done. A soutout "Happy Birthday!" to your beloved from me and the grrl monsters. Time for me has flown by and I am amazed that you are already at 27 weeks. Marvelous! Very happy for you. Good wishes and big hugs -- IF Optimist.


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