Monday, September 20, 2010

Week 30: Where Has The Time Gone?

Greetings Humble Readers...

I'm sorry that I wasn't around over the weekend.  It was a tad busy, even though I wasn't at work, and well, I think it's okay to take your birthday off from everything... just my humble opinion.  :)

So, yeah, I missed a birthday post... again.  And yeah, I missed my blogoversary post too.  I can't believe I've been at this for two years now.  Amazing.  I spent some time re-reading some of my posts from the beginning and it's amazing how far we have come in the last two years. 

We had a great weekend (farmer's market, dinner out, window shopping for baby stuff), with some not so great moments interspersed (doing battle with our cell phone service provider, realizing that our finances took an even bigger hit than we thought last month). 

So, the point of this post?  Here we go...

How far along? 29w0d

Maternity clothes? Of course, but only having 3 pairs of pants that are suitable for work is getting a little old.

Body Oddities?  Where to begin?  Ummm... let's see... there's the ridiculous amount of hair on my belly, the gassiness, constipation, dry itchy skin, Braxton Hicks contractions... oh, and the 'girls' have officially begun leaking (not much but enough to freak me out!).  One thing I'm thankful for though, I realized last week that it's been months since I've had a real zit.  My rosacea has gotten worse, but no zits!  And I have discovered that baby brain has a directly affects my dyslexia... I've forgotten how to spell, and I get things backwards constantly, EVERYTHING, not just my usual suspects. 

Sleep? Still hit and miss.  I think the fatigue is just really starting to get to me.

Best moment this week?  The dessert I had with my birthday dinner.  I let myself be a very bad girl and had a slice of cookies and cream cake (chocolate brownie layers with oreo cream and chocolate mousse).  It was to die for!

Worst moment?  Working out just how broke we are going to be soon.  First victim of the belt tightening?  The groovy diaper bag.  There are more important things we need.  I'll find something cheaper that will work. 

Movement? The Halfling is active at more random times of the day.  He/She moves around when I wake up to go pee in the middle of the night, whenever I eat, whenever I take my insulin, when I'm just sitting around, when I'm walking... all. the. time!

Food cravings?  What I wouldn't give for a tall glass of ice cold milk!  I want it all the time.  I've never been a milk drinker, but now that it messes with my blood sugar it's all I want.

Rings? I think they just might stay on for the duration.

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

Intense Dreams?  None that I remember this week.  I know I've been dreaming a lot, because I wake up with that weird feeling that I have just been dreaming, but they disappear too quick to recall.

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day... bp was a little higher than normal this past week, but work has been super stressful), Gestational Diabetes (closer to getting it under control), on prescription Zan.tac for heartburn.

What I miss?  This is going to sound weird, but I miss being able to weigh myself.  I admit I am a scale junky, and weigh myself far more often than I should.  But I can't now, because I can't see the numbers on the scale.  It's so strange.

What I look forward to? Meeting this little person who's been kicking the tar out of my insides, MATERNITY LEAVE!

Emotional State?  Better, I think.  Don't get me wrong, I can still cry at the drop of a hat, but it's been less related to the numbers on my glucometer. 

Ok, I really need to go get caught up with all of you...


  1. Time is flying! Holy moly! Ugh, budget. Theme for the day apparently, LOL. Hang in there!

  2. Happy belated birthday and blogoversary!! Hope the BP and GD stay on check! xoxo

  3. Happy birthday! Sorry you are suffering from so many weird body concerns. That cake sounds amazing, if I felt like sweet stuff right now I'm sure I'd love some!! Hope the budgeting is not too frightening and you still have enough left over for a little fun :)
    Take care

  4. Happy belated bday my friend. Wow how time flies huh I know. 19 days and counting for me here. I missed ya and will try to check in more often. SO thrilled for you despite some of the weird stuff, but hey we'll take it eh? xoxox


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