Monday, November 15, 2010

Week 38: AKA Blog Challenge Day 26

Howdy Humble Readers...

I hope you're all doing okay today.  I'm feeling a little ookey.  My blood sugars were a little low earlier today, but nothing terrible.  I'm mildly headachy (but no other pre-eclamptic symptoms), a little crampy, and just tired.  Really, I've done nothing today except go to my chiropractor, then read and veg out in front of the tv. 

Dinner last night ended up being a bit, well, meh.  It was a good base recipe, but it needs work.  The 'mustard cream sauce' ended up being really bland and the mustard/thyme coating on the pork was a little too thyme-y.  It will be a work in progress.

Here's this week's update:

How far along? 38w0d

Maternity clothes? Yeah, and I'm looking forward to getting back into my regular clothes.  I've been wearing the same things over and over for months now.

Body Oddities? This week has felt a bit like the first trimester all over again, with some not-so-fun third trimester stuff thrown in.  Occassional nausea, hypersensitive sense of smell, and I have been seriously grossed out by raw meat again.  My fingers and toes are aching a lot lately.  If I didn't know better, I'd swear I had arthritis.  (according to my reading, it's from the relaxin)  My IBS is starting to kick in again, mildly.  Some mild headaches & nosebleeds which I attribute to the change in season... it's so ridonkulously dry here.  Had to break out the humidifier again.  Braxton-Hicks have kicked into high gear again.  I've been having what feel like low grade menstrual cramps for the last few days.

Sleep? Meh... sleep is overrated... right?

Best moment this week?  Loved the nurse I had for my NST this week.  She was great!

Worst moment?  Our financial situation is a bit tense these days.  My mat leave benefits haven't kicked in yet (due to some aggravating foul ups at my company's head office) so we are hurting for cash.  We had to put this week's groceries on a credit card (I hate putting food on credit). Ugh!  Hopefully this week will bring some good news on this front.

Movement? Still significant, but it has slowed down a bit.  I think it's getting pretty cramped in there.

Food cravings?  I've been thinking (aka obsessing) about sushi again.  Only a couple of weeks and I get to have maki rolls!

Rings? Off... and they'll be staying off now for a while. Hope to have them back on by Christmas. :)

Gender? Not going to find out, but I think it's a boy.  Here's one reason why I hope it's a girl, tho... too cute, right?
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Intense Dreams? Oh man... so many delivery dreams!  Last night I dreamed that I gave birth (relatively easily) but no one would tell me if it was a boy or a girl.  They (my Beloved, my mom, the nurses) kept mocking me, saying that I went for 9 months without knowing, why did I want to know now?  There have also been a lot of very realistic dreams about labour, so realistic that when I wake up I have to remind myself that the baby hasn't been born yet, that my water didn't break an hour ago, or that I didn't have spotting the last time I used the bathroom.

Medical Concerns? High blood pressure (on 50mg Trandate/Lobetalol, 3 times a day...was up a bit this past week, but I think it was because I had to take the stairs to the L&D ward because the elevators were down), Gestational Diabetes (actually doing really well, except for the occassional low), on prescription Zan.tac for heartburn. Being induced on November 25th.

What I miss?  Sleep, being able to get up or down without grunting like my grandfather.

What I look forward to?  Getting to meet this little person, getting to bring him/her home.

Emotional State?  Pretty good, considering.  I'm freaked out about the actual birth, but really I think I'm doing pretty good.  A few teary moments sneak in on me...


  1. Ooooh, 38 weeks...any day now. Tell that little Hobbit that it's time to come out and move into the Hobbit hole.

  2. We're almost the same person, just a few weeks apart :)

    I wish I had some more comforting words when it came to easing your labor fears. I have them too but I know we will both be amazing!

  3. 38 weeks! Yay!

    I hope your financial position eases up...I prefer to use a debit card rather than a credit card...I can't make myself pay for something on a future date.

    In a few days, you would meet Halfling!

    All the best!

  4. 9 days left! Holy canolis! I bet you are a bit nervous, but it is going to be great!

  5. WOW! Can't believe the time is almost here! My mom has been thinking of you and working on something for your little one, hopefully we can get it packaged up real soon and have it on it's way.
    Sorry about the low blood sugar. Hate that!
    We had a very stormy night and ended up loosing power from about 11PM until 2 or 3 AM. Ugh.. didn't get much sleep so my blood sugar is way wacky today!


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