Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Week 30: Spring Is In The Air (or Not...)

Howdy Humble Readers...

I hope you all are enjoying some spring-like weather, where ever you are.  It's been unseasonably warm here on the northern flatland, and with the big dump of snow we got last week everything is still sloppy and slushy.  But it has been nice enough to have the windows of the house open in the afternoons.  I'm loving the fresh air!!

I'm anxious for spring to get here.  I'm tired of being cooped up in the house all the time.  I'm hoping, once the ice and slush are gone, to be able to go for short walks in the afternoon with Ginny.  She needs to get outside, and we both need to activity.  The reality is, we may yet get another blast of winter.  The first year that I lived in our little city it snowed at the end of May.  Last year we got snow in June.  It's not the norm, but it does happen.

(I wrote the above this afternoon... before we had a mini blizzard.  **sigh**  The weatherman told us it would be rain.)

In other news...  Sadly, we found out that we aren't going to be able to go away for our anniversary next month as we had planned.  I'm bummed, but hopefully we'll be able to do it next year.  It just would have been nice to do something a bit big for our fifth. 

And from the 'doh!' file... Because it was a bit of a hectic day, I forgot to call Dr. W's office on Friday to find out about the ultrasound results (if they were able to determine if it's placenta previa or not).  I called Monday, and discovered that her office is closed for the week.  I see her at the hospital next week Monday while I have an NST, but she won't have my file there, so I doubt she'll know. 

On to this week's update...

How far along? 30w0d (8 weeks to go)

Maternity clothes? Yup!

Body Oddities? VERY dry skin, alternating constipation and IBS flares, acne, back ache, cracking joints, super sore & slightly leaky boobs, dry/itchy eyes, leg cramps, round ligament pain, tingly fingertips, tired, gassy, Braxton Hicks, tendonitis in my thumbs, NEW THIS WEEK: nothing much

Sleep? Hit and miss.  I'm back to waking up between 3 and 4 am.  I end up being awake for an hour or two and then falling asleep on the couch.

Intense Dreams?  Re-reading the Hunger Games series has messed with my head.  Lots of weird hunting/being hunted dreams.  With a little of bombings and explosions thrown in for good measure.

Best moment this week? Making progress on my massive to do list.  It feels good to be working toward something.

Worst moment? Honestly, Ginny's having a rough week.  Between teething (that is showing no discernible progress), a growth spurt, and attempting the switch from two naps to one... it's been a challenging few days.

Movement? I think the Halfling has turned finally.  Oh, and the little one has had the hiccups a few times this week.  Still waiting for the moment when Ginny feels a kick.

Food cravings/aversions? Shamrock shakes... (thanks a lot, Amy! LOL)  Thank heaven they are only available for another week.  Then the temptation will be gone.  Really, I just want anything ice cold. 

Rings?  Still on... I have, this week, reached my pre-pregnancy weight.  It's a couple of weeks ahead of last time, but I'm not overly concerned.  I just need to keep things under control from here on out. 

Gender?  I had a brief stretch when I was getting 'boy' vibes, but I'm back to thinking of the Halfling as a girl.

Medical Concerns? Gestational Diabetes (insulin 5 times a day), High blood pressure (on 50mg of lobetalol 3x daily), continued heartburn (on 60mg of Pan.taloc daily), kidney stones, low lying placenta, low iron.

What I miss? Being able to get things out of the bottom of the fridge or the lower cupboards. 

What I look forward to? My Dad may be coming to town for work again later this month.  I'm hoping that he'll be able to spare some time to help me do a couple of things around the house.

Emotional State? Mostly okay this week.  I've had some bad stretches, but overall, better than last week.


  1. Sorry! If it makes you feel better, I feel so gross after having one. DH brought some home last night and I had it right before going to bed. Ugh. I agree - I'll be glad when they're gone!

  2. Shamrock Shakes are the friggin' BOMB! I love those things. I think I've had 7 since they came out down here back in early February. L-O-V-E love them. I swear this is the worst time of year for seasonal goodies. Shamrock Shakes, Cadbury mini-eggs, Spring Oreos. Too many good things to eat!

    It's been amazing here too, about 70 today. I even carted around the neighborhood yesterday while Heath pushed Ruby in her stroller. Fresh air is a wonderful thing!

  3. How come I don't know what a shamrock shake is but I feel I should?! Sounds like something I'll really want but can't have!! Lol. Happy 30 weeks?! Another email is coming your way shortly! :)


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