Wednesday, December 14, 2011

17 Weeks: Crazy Has Come To Town

Hey Humble Readers...

So apparently I suck as a blogger... this is just lame.  I will attempt to get caught up soon, but for now I'm using most of my energy just to get through the days. 

On top of teething, our wee sweet girl is dealing with some sort of tummy bug.  No fever, but she's puked a few times (and why is there never a really great time for a child to puke?) and doesn't seem to be terribly interested in eating.  I asked Dr. B about it when we went for Ginny's 1 year check up, and he didn't seem too concerned.  Just to keep her as hydrated as possible, and let it run its course. 

My crafting projects still aren't one hundred percent complete (which is causing me some stress), but are almost there.  I'm just going to have to rush ship the package... hopefully on Friday. 

Another thing that has caused some serious stress around here this week has been my blood sugars... they were all over the place, and not really jiving with how I was feeling physically (my body telling me I was low while my meter was telling me I was high).  Turns out that I got a bad batch of test strips.  The only way I figured it out was by testing three times in 5 minutes and getting three VERY different readings.  So amazingly frustrating. 

Oh, and remember the bit of a fiasco that surrounded my NT scan?  They couldn't get the measurment that they needed because I had been unable to 'hold it' because of my kidney issues and IBS... so the doctor at that clinic recommended that I get a second trimester blood test done to determine my risk factors.  Well, I got the req from Dr. B, went for the bloodwork at the appropriate time (had to be done at a particular point... 16 weeks), and went for the results yesterday.  Apparently, the lab screwed up and they weren't able to do the testing.  At this point, I feel that we are just going to move forward assuming that all is well.  I'm rather sick of all the testing, and it won't change how we continue in this pregnancy.  It would have only served to prepare me for what might come. 

Told you things were nuts... on to the update...

How far along? 17w1d

Maternity clothes? Yes.  I broke down and pulled out all my maternity clothes.  I had forgotten how tired some of them are, so I'm planning on doing a little bit of shopping during the Boxing Week

Body Oddities? dry skin, periods of extreme fatigue (getting better), alternating constipation and IBS flares, acne, bruises from insulin injections, back ache (REALLY bad this week), cracking joints, super sore boobs, increased earwax (happened last time too), dry/itchy eyes

Sleep? Back to being iffy.  Spending a lot of nights on the couch.

Best moment this week?  Taking Ginny to see Santa.  She did soooo good.  She didn't freak out, or cry.  And Santa was awesome too.  He talked to her about her Stanley (her stuffed dog) and about staying away from the Christmas tree.  It was great!

Worst moment? Finding out that the lab botched my bloodwork.  I thought I was going to lose it right there in Dr. B's office.  I'm just so sick of needles, and to have one be completely for naught really pissed me off.

Movement? Yup!  Funny moment at my appointment with Dr. B... he still doesn't believe that I feel movement yet, but when he was checking for the Halfling's heartbeat, I was able to tell him exactly where the wee one was hiding out (down low and to the right).

Food cravings/aversions? Still focussed on protien.  And I REALLY REALLY want hashbrowns.

Rings? Still on, although I seem to regularly forget to put them back on after cooking or cleaning.

Gender? Not going to find out, but I'm leaning toward 'girl' this time around. (which, of course, means that it will be a boy) I've had quite a few people tell me recently that they think it's a boy.

Intense Dreams?  Nothing of note.  Still feeling a bit odd about not having dreamt about this Halfling for so long (not since just before I found out I was pregnant). 

Medical Concerns? Gestational Diabetes (insulin 5 times a day), High blood pressure (on 100mg of lobetalol 3x daily), continued heartburn (on 150mg of zan.tac 2x daily), kidney stones.  This week's angst... bad batch of testing strips screwed with my blood sugar levels

What I miss? Sushi (and I was doing so well!  Drat my Beloved for mentioning it!  I hadn't even thought about it.  Now it's all I want)

What I look forward to?  Going to K-town, my next ultrasound, meeting my new OB (oh yeah, I FINALLY GOT THE REFERRAL!!!)

Emotional State?  Doing okay most of the time.  Mood swings hit fast and unexpectedly.

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