Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Week 32: Fair Warning... Whining Ahead

Howdy Humble Readers...

Well, I haven't heard back from Dell since this morning, so I'm in a bit of a holding pattern.  I'm still pissed about the whole situation, but at least I've gotten a bit of sleep, so that has taken the edge off.

This hasn't been a pretty week in the world of being pregnant.  My blood sugars have been off again (big swings from high to low... we're still tweaking my insulin and I think we're getting closer now), my hips have been sore and achey, and I've been super tired.  I have a whole herd of new skin tags blossoming around the base of my neck (soooo icky!) and I've been retaining water a fair bit the last few days. 

I haven't had a lot of energy this week, so I haven't gotten much done on my to do list.  Which makes me feel like crap.  Hoping that tomorrow will bring a resurgence of energy so that I can tackle the storage room.  I need to make space for a second pantry shelf in there, and I need it now!  And I need to come up with a better system for our recycling bins.  They take up too much space as they are, and space is always at a premium around here.

Anyway, enough of the pity party and griping.  On to this week's update...

How far along? 32w0d (6 weeks left!!)

Maternity clothes? Yup.  I tried wearing one of my non-maternity shirts yesterday and it was embarassingly short. 

Body Oddities? VERY dry skin, alternating constipation and IBS flares, 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, hot flashes, NEW THIS WEEK - water retention, my pre-existing stretchmarks are starting to get angry red, and a new crop of skin tags (ick!!)

Sleep? Has been mostly ok, when I don't stay up too late.  My body pillow and the fan have helped immensely.  But I do end up very stiff and with a sore hip from sleeping in the same position all night. 

Intense Dreams? Had a dream this past week that the Halfling was born with Downs Syndrome.  I know that there are so many worse things out there, but it was really unsettling for a couple of days. 

Best moment this week? Having my dad around for a couple of dinners was really nice.

Worst moment? I had a stressful couple of hours the other day when my water retention didn't want to let up.  I had my feet up and was drinking a lot of water to try to flush my system, but it took almost four hours for it to ease.  Given my high blood pressure issues, I was getting to the point that I was going to go to the maternity ward for a bp check.  I wouldn't be surprised if Dr. W ups my meds on Friday.

Movement? Starting to slow down a little.  Still predictible as to when, but not as many big movements. 

Food cravings/aversions? Chocolate!!!  And having had a couple of sugar lows in the last few days hasn't helped that at all.

Rings? Off for the duration I think.  My weight has been fluctuating quite a bit with the water retention, which shows up primarily in my feet/ankles and hands.

Gender? Still think the Halfling's 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 carry Ginny's stroller up/down the stairs to our condo, breathing through my nose at night, real iced tea

What I look forward to? meeting this little person, having my mom out here a few days before the delivery, getting this stupid computer situation sorted out

Emotional State?  So long as I get sleep and my sugars are in order, I'm pretty much okay.  But so help me (and the others around me) if I end up tired or hungry!


  1. The computer situation is so crappy and annoying! Damn Dell. I have to tell you on your post where you were introducing your new laptop I thought it was going to be a birth announcement and that you had a boy and his nickname on here was Beauregard! Am I losing my mind or what!? Lol. Thought that might make you laugh. :) hope the water retention eases up, that sounds so annoying! :(

  2. Ugh. Skin tags... the bane of my PCOS condition. Well that and the being fat and having man hair. ;) My endocrinologist said that skin tags are a sign that your blood sugar is not in control. So if they can get that balanced again, you shouldn't be growing anymore of them. Strange though, I always get them in my underarms. Ha! It is SO difficult to shave them anymore, so lame. ;) And I know I'm completely nuts, but the whole time reading this, I was going through the scene in Star Wars when they're trying to take down the death star.... "almost there... stay on target.... almost there..." LOL. So don't let Darth Vader shoot you down, you're almost there! ;) *I so need more sleep*

  3. Wow, only six more weeks!! So exciting! Hopefully you'll feel better soon, although discomfort is the name of the game at this point. Best wishes!

  4. Wow! The stuff with Dell...that's horrible. I am so sorry! I hope it gets sorted out very soon! In a similar vein, I had a friend buy a new Kindle...it worked for 7 minutes, and then wouldn't turn on. That was 4 weeks ago, and she's still waiting for a replacement. Sigh...technology.

    Big hugs!


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