Monday, September 6, 2010

Week 28: In the Home Stretch

Greetings Humble Readers!  Long time no talk! 

I can't believe the third trimester is here!  Wow!!

Sorry I haven't been around much.  I've been taking advantage of my last week of vacation combined with the long weekend to get some much needed household chores done.  The kitchen is now sparkly clean (walls included, thanks to the efforts of my Beloved), a few little fix-it things are fixed, and...

wait for it...

the nursery is cleaned out and painted!  Woohoo!  I think I might still have to do some touch-ups tomorrow, but it looks good.  I was concerned as I was putting on the first coat that the grey looked a little too blue, but now that it's got two coats and almost dry, it looks how I wanted it to.  Next on the nursery list is to paint the repurposed furniture we are going to be using.  We're going to be stopping by Dep.ot tonight after dinner (I'm soooo not cooking tonight... mexican here we come!). 

Here's the update...

How far along? 28w0d

Maternity clothes?  Of course!  A couple of shirts are actually starting to show some wear... hmmm...

Body Oddities?  I think I'm finally showing more.  When I was painting today, I ended up getting more paint on my belly than any where else on my anatomy.  My hips hurt and crack/pop all the time.  Oh yeah, and apparently I have hit the wonderful flatulent part of this journey.  So special...

Sleep?   Still off and on... I was able to sleep in yesterday whicle is amazing. 

Best moment this week?  Ordering all the decor stuff we'll need for the nursery from Etsy.  It was so much fun!

Worst moment? When I realized that after this week off, I only have another three weeks of work, and about a month and a half worth of to-dos.   *Sigh*

Movement?  All the time.  I think he/she is turning a lot.  The Halfing has been transverse at a lot of my OB appointments, but I'm feeling movement in other areas now... more vertical. 

Food cravings?  Seafood, sushi, dairy

Rings?  Back on (and they look bee-yoo-tee-ful after getting prettified!)

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?  What is it with travel dreams?  Aside from the nightmares of death and loss, in all my dreams I'm travelling.  The other night, I was on my way to China with one of my staff... odd!

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day... bp holding steady at 130-ish over 70-ish), Gestational Diabetes (closer to getting it under control), on prescription Zan.tac for heartburn.

What I miss?  Being able to sleep on my stomach.  I miss this so much!

What I look forward to?  Being able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want it.  Getting the furniture painted.  Putting the crib together.

Emotional State?  I'm feeling pretty good.  More even keeled than I have been for the last few weeks.  I can still snap at the drop of a hat, but I'm not feeling so anxious or frustrated. 


  1. This is all positive news! I'm glad the GD is getting closer to being under control and the nursery sounds like it is making great progress :) The work stuff sounds a bit overwhelming but I know you are a very organised person so hopefully it will sort itself out! I had to smile at your second last sentence. I looked forward the whole pregnancy once I got GD to eating for myself again!! It is so hard not to just eat whatever you want like other pregnant women do, but in the end it will all be worth it!

  2. I cannot WAIT to see nursery pics! And it sounds like you are feeling quite a bit better which is great to hear! The countdown is going quickly :) you will get it all done, I know it!

  3. Congrats on third trimester! Good milestone to reach. :) I wanted to tell you I thought of you this weekend because I started reading "Mockingjay" which is fantastic! What a great trilogy!

  4. Woohooo...28 weeks is wonderful! Glad the medical issues are starting to get under control.

  5. Happy 28 weeks. Can't wait to see pics of the nursery!

  6. Love, love, LOVE that you're using Etsy for your nursery! I can't wait for the big reveal!


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