Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week 36: Busy Mommy, Busy Halfling

Greetings Humble Readers...

Happy Tuesday!  Ginny and I have just gotten home from the hospital where I had my weekly NST and confab with Dr. W.  It went pretty well, other than the Halfling choosing to be difficult to pin down for monitoring, and my bp being a little higher than we would all like to see (145/67).  Dr. W has adjusted my hbp meds again, but not as high as what Dr. B had them through the fall.  After being difficult to find at the beginning of the test, the Halfling was rockin' and rollin'... heart rate bouncing between 170-180. 

I also had a conversation with the pre-admissions nurse about what to expect for my time in the hospital.  A few things have changed since last time, like my Beloved can have a camera in the OR for during delivery and they've changed a few protocols for post-op pain management (rectal suppositories... yippee). 

Unfortunately, Ginny chose to wake up at 6am today (two hours earilier than normal) so she was a bit of a bear during the whole appointment.  But the nurses were understanding, and helped me out while I was strapped to the monitor. 
Other than all that, things around the hobbit-hole are good.  No recurrence of the craziness next door.  To do list is coming along nicely... I fixed Ginny's baby blanket yesterday, and I'm going to spend some time tonight working on the Halfling's blanket (about 2/3 done).  Carpet cleaners are coming on Friday... Other than a bizarre pizza dough malfunction last night, things are just tickity-boo, as my bio-dad would say. 

On to this week's update...

How far along? 36w0d (OMG... two weeks left!)

Maternity clothes? I actually think I have found a use for these worn out maternity t-shirts that I've been wearing.  I found a fun tutorial on making t-shirt shag rugs on Pinterest and I think I'm going to give it a shot, some time maybe next fall.  I've also decided that when I transition into my nursing bras in a couple weeks, I'm going to throw out all my regular bras.  That way I will be forced to go for a fitting and buy some new ones!

Body Oddities? All the usual stuff, plus serious hot flashes, intense hip pain, and some real contractions when I've been on my feet for too long.

Sleep? A few good nights a week, a few bad. 

Intense Dreams? HOLY CRAP... this week has been insane!  Quasi-naughty dreams about Maks from Dancing With The Stars, bizarre dreams about disgusting vericose veins, and don't even get me started on the dreams that news story about the baby born with 6 legs inspired.

Best moment this week? Finishing the spring cleaning.

Worst moment? Lots and lots of hip pain.  So bad that it wakes me up in the night.  I'm trying to take it easier now that the spring cleaning is done.

Movement? Still frequent enough for me not to worry, but definitely less often now that things are getting a little crowded in there.

Food cravings/aversions? I'm hungry all the time, but I can't eat much at one time without feeling nauseated.  This has been causing a few problems with my blood sugars (extreme lows), so I've been having to tweak my insulin down a few notches every day.  And yes, I still want Milanos and/or apple pie filling (ice cold). 

Rings? Off.  I've been retaining a fair bit of water this week.  I think I've probably passed my top weight when I was carrying Ginny.  Still less than 10 pounds over my pre-pregnancy weight.

Gender? Still thinking that the Halfling is a girl.  We'll know soon.

Medical Concerns? Gestational Diabetes (insulin 5x a day), High blood pressure (100mg of lobetalol 2x a day), continuing heartburn (60mg of pantaloc), low lying placenta, low iron

What I miss? walking rather than waddling, iced coffee

What I look forward to?  doing my freezer cooking this weekend, crafting with some friends tomorrow night

Emotional State? I can't wait for this crazy pregnant biotch who's taken up residence in my head to take a flying leap.  My poor Beloved never knows when I'm going to snap.


  1. Only a couple weeks until the crazy pregnant biotch in your head is replace by the crazy post-partum biotch. ;)

  2. Yay for 2 weeks left!!! :) And I would *so* dream about Maks too... but I'm not sure if it would be super sexy or not, he might just be pissed off and yelling the whole time about how he's "not inspired" by my "performance." LOL. And I did the same thing with my bras... and the only downfall is that I am not able to breastfeed, so I feel like it's "wasteful" to buy new bras, since these are brand new nursing bras, so I am wearing them anyway and they suck adn make my boobs look funny. *sigh* But now I'm saying "when I finish losing weight..." Sucks. But I don't want to buy bras in this size if I continue to lose weight this quickly.


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