Monday, October 25, 2010

Week 35: Memory Lane

Greetings Humble Readers...

Well, even though we still have almost a week until Halloween, Mother Nature decided to show us her twisted sense of humour this morning.  Woke up this morning to a light layer of snow.  Ugh!  I'm really hoping that she's just kidding around and we will be back to cool and dry soon.

With the coming of the snow, my usual seasonal fear of falling has come back with a vengance.  I know I've told you all about the fall I took a few years ago, when I cracked my tailbone.  Winter is a dangerous season for this hobbit.

But I come by my klutziness honestly.  And that's what has me even more anxious about winter...

When my bio-mom was pregnant with my sister, about where I'm at now in her pregnancy, she and I were crossing the street (I was almost three... and yes, I really do remember this) and she rolled her ankle and fell, and landed on top of me.  I recall the old man who got out of his car to help us up.  My mom thought she had just twisted her ankle, but she had broken it.  Not cool at any time... now keep in mind that this was in 1977,  She ended up having to deliver my sister (a couple of weeks later) in one of those old-fashioned crazy heavy plaster casts, and then had to deal with being at home with a new baby and a preschooler on crutches. 

No wonder I'm scared of falling.

Here's the update:

How far along? 35w0d

Maternity clothes? Of course.  I'm beginning to wish that I had some warmer tops, as all of what I bought was for summer, but I'll manage.  Thank heaven for bulky sweaters and hoodies.

Body Oddities? Ummm, can we discuss the ever expanding boobage?  I mean, I love the awesome cleavage, but if it's like this now, what is it going to be like when my milk comes in?  Other than that, just dealing with the expected stuff... sore hips, puffy fingers and toes, gassy, etc.  Acne is starting to make a come back, although my skin is still super dry. 

Sleep? Still iffy.  I seem to sleep better on the couch than I do in bed with my body pillow.  I really can't wait to sleep on my stomach again. 

Best moment this week? My NST.  Even though it ended up taking forever (the L&D floor was really super busy that morning) it was still pretty cool watching the print out and hearing the Halfling's heartbeat and everything.

Worst moment? The Halfling was really quiet on Saturday.  Moving some, but nothing big like I had been experiencing, and I was starting to get worried.  I was trying not to stress, but it was there in the back of my head all day and night. 

Movement? Mostly insane.  He/she really doesn't like it when I rest anything on my belly... my lapdesk, a glass, a book.  Just kicks at it right away. 

Food cravings?  Strawberries are still a major player.  Mandarin oranges, too, although I'm trying to be careful with those as they affect my blood sugar negatively. 

Rings? Off... and I think they'll be staying off now for a while.  My fingers have become regular little sausages.

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

Intense Dreams? Nothing really odd, mostly just related to things I'm reading.

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day... this week began my weekly NSTs, and I am happy to report that my bp has gone way down!), Gestational Diabetes (waking numbers are still off target, but everything else is pretty good, except when I'm stupid), on prescription Zan.tac for heartburn, and on a weeks worth of antibiotics for a slight bladder infection. I will probably be induced in week 39... holy crap, that's soon!

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach, eating whatever/whenever strikes my fancy (within reason of course), feeling confident in my body movements (I've been feeling really klutzy lately, afraid of falling, hurting myself)

What I look forward to?  Meeting this little person, ultrasound on Tuesday, getting the nursery finished soon!

Emotional State?  Pretty good.  I do cry really easily, and I've found myself getting teary about the stupidest stuff... like tv shows, etc.


  1. I am TERRIFIED that I am going to be big and pregnant over winter because I have trouble walking in a straight line without getting hurt. You are almost there, just tread carefully!

  2. Yikes...hope you avoid any nasty spills.

  3. you will be fine. No more falling for you, you got it out of your system!


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