Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 33: Thankfulness

Howdy Humble Readers!

I know that those of you south of the border (and in Alaska) are celebrating Columbus Day, but for us it's Thanksgiving.  My Beloved and I are having a quiet Turkey day, just the two of us (he's over on his computer gaming), kind of odd for us.  I'm used to cooking for a bunch of people...  I'm still cooking a ton of food today, but most of it is going into the freezer for next month.  If you've been reading this week, you know I'm trying  couple of new recipes today (Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake is in the fridge, and the Cornbread Sausage Dressing is just hanging out, ready to be warmed up while the turkey rests later). 

Sadly, my efforts in the kitchen today have been hampered by a combination of BH contractions and terrible bloating/gas/constipation.  My Beloved has really stepped up, tho, and he has done all my dishes.  He totally rocks.  The turkey (named George) is finally in the oven and can relax for a while before I have to start basting and making the sauce for the cheesecake. 

Today, I am thankful for so many things, for my Beloved and his presence in my life.  I'm thankful that he has a good stable job in the midst of this challenging economic time.  I'm thankful for our families, friends, and their influence in our lives.  But this year, I am particularly thankful for this little Halfling and the hope that he/she has brought to my life. 

How far along? 33w0d

Maternity clothes? Oh yeah... altho, I can still fit into one pair of my pre-pregnancy jeans.  I wore them all day yesterday.  Crazy!

Body Oddities? Let's see... bloating is back, as is the constipation.  I've had more than my usual share of headaches this week, but they have been mostly sinus/allergy related.  Dry skin is over the top too.  And the continued weight-loss (I've never lost weight this easily before!).

Sleep?  It seems like I'm in a pattern... two nights of crappy sleep, one good night.  I'm am getting better with managing my energy levels tho.  I make sure to take my naps when I need them, and then I get up and do a few things when I'm still fresh. 

Best moment this week?  The mailman was the source of a lot of fun this week.  The diaper bag I ordered arrived.  I can't wait to show you guys pics.  It's absolutely nothing like the one I had originally wanted to get, but I love it just the same.  And my Beloved is pretty stoked about it too.  And there was another package that arrived that I can't wait to show you... I'm planning on sharing it on Thursday for Show & Tell.

Worst moment? Go back and read Saturday's post.  That about sums it all up.  (I obviously found a corn bread mix tho... at a sugar free store of all places!)

Movement? Yup... I'm actually wondering when I'm going to experience the slow down that all the books and email updates keep telling me to expect.  The Halfling really likes to wake up and move around when I get up for my 2am pee.  It takes me forever to fall back to sleep when he/she is moving around like a monkey.

Food cravings?  I found the most incredible sugar-free, crustless chocolate cheesecake at a store that specializes in foods for people with allergies and special diets.  I have been obsessing about it every day, but I've been good and limited myself to one slice with dinner (it only has 13g of carbs!) so that it doesn't mess with my blood sugar numbers.  Yay!

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

Gender? Not going to find out, but I think it's a boy.  It looks like the poll is almost a tie!

Intense Dreams?  Not so many intense dreams, but every time I wake up, I have that feeling like I've just interupted a dream. 

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day... now getting my bp checked every week at the hospital before my OB appointment. They have the right size cuff for this plus size gal), Gestational Diabetes (all my numbers are good most of the time, except for my waking numbers), on prescription Zan.tac for heartburn. I will probably be induced in week 39... holy crap, that's soon!

What I miss?  I miss the social aspect of work.  I've never been a person who likes talking on the phone, so I'm feeling the lack of social interaction.

What I look forward to? Baby shower on Friday night, prenatal classes on Saturday!

Emotional State?  Really varies, depending on my energy level. 


  1. Happy Thanksgiving (though it feels weird to say it in October =)Hope your day was relaxing and wonderful..and that the halfling enjoyed all the food!!

  2. Sorry you aren't with family this Thanksgiving, but you do have that lil halfing to be extra thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Came to check on you, as you are so faithful in doing the same for me (burying hands in shame at myself). I'm sorry you are having some rough bouts with this pregnancy. No matter how much we infertiles promise that we NOT complain about pregnancy no is impossible not to find it horribly uncomfortable to grow a living being in one's womb.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving! Just sending good thoughts to you and your beloved and the little halfling. So happy to know that you are hitting the mid-thirties in the pregnancy, time seems to have slipped through my fingers. I would love to know in future what books you will buy to read to the halfling some day.

    Much love. --Traci


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