Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

So I had my first chiropractor visit today. If only someone would have told me I'd have to get undressed. I always like to have prior knowledge of these things. Luckily I shaved yesterday, but when rushing home to change I left my work shoes and socks on. That was not pretty!! If I had known I would have worn flip flops so not to subject the friendly people at the office to my swollen, sweaty pregnant feet in the socks I'd had on all day. Anyway the chiropractor was very nice, she gave me a full exam, minus the xrays. She also asked a lot of questions. I have to be honest there were times I felt her questioning was borderline psychic friends network. Like she was probing for clues to come up with the correct answers. Once she determined the problems we began the adjustment. When she pulled out her instrument I must say I was not impressed!! She didn't do much today I'm supposed to go back again tomorrow we will see in a few days if it seems to make a difference.

Also Dare pointed out to me that I had blogged about getting a 3D ultrasound and then didn't follow up. Well after speaking to my midwife I decided not to. It was supposed to be done at a training place and they take along time it's a lot of ultrasound to expose the baby to. She said although an Obstetrician would probably have no problem with it she couldn't write the note without warning me first.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Well I got the good news/bad news call from my Midwife today. The good news is it seems I passed my GD test with flying colors. Big sigh of relief there, I don't have to give up ice cream. The bad news is I'm now officially anemic. My iron has been low since it was tested around 6 weeks, and I have been on an iron supplement. I really wasn't even worried about this test for that reason, and I'm not sure what happened. Hopefully I can get more detail at my next appointment until then my dosage has been upped again. I also made an appointment with a chiropractor tomorrow. I am actually a little nervous, but I'm trying to put that aside and be hopeful that it will help.

Just a random side note here. A few weeks ago I posted how I often lie to strangers about my due date to limit rude comments. I'm a really bad lier so since I'm in the last leg here I've just been telling people "the beginning of October" mind you I always stress "beginning". The reaction I still get is one of shock, and then some comment like "wow you still have a loooooong way to go". So today I decided to try something different. When I was asked on two different occasions I said "oh the end of September". The reaction "oh wow not much longer". Seriously?

Sunday, July 27, 2008

30 Weeks

So I'm 3/4 of the way there. We have the chance to get a 3d ultrasound done this week, but I need a note from my midwife saying it's ok. I haven't heard back from her yet. The appointment is scheduled for Tuesday so we may not get to go.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dreams and Fantasy Football

So a couple of random things for today. First of all the the last couple of nights I have had VERY vivid dreams, and not good dreams either. In case you didn't know it is a common pregnancy side effect. Normally I have maybe 2 or 3 dreams per year that I remember and that is it, so to have them 3 nights in a row is very weird. The dreams have been so disturbing that when I wake up for one of my many nightly bathroom trips I have to walk the house to make sure everything is ok before I can go back to sleep.
The second thing is that the guys at work have asked me to participate in their fantasy football league. At first I was hesitant because honestly I'm not that interested, but they said "please we need a girl to do it". I guess they know how to get to me there was no way I wouldn't take that as a challenge. I'm just a little surprised they would ask me to participate again after I took 2nd place in the March Madness tournament.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Test

I had my midwife appointment today. It was really strange because usually it's a room full of people my midwife, her student, me, Dare, and the random children who get to come along. Today it was just the two of us. Once I got over all of the empty seats we had a pretty productive time. I told her about my rib pain, and the fact that I can no longer feel the tips of my fingers on my right hand. For the second time no magic vitamins were recommended (thank god) instead she suggested I see a chiropractor. Since I still have 10 weeks to go she thinks it will make the remainder of my pregnancy more comfortable. We discussed some other things as well. She wants me to write up a birth plan for the more detailed things. Since I am seeing her and not giving birth in a hospital she knows the obvious stuff, but she wants me to write down the more detailed stuff for her. Do I want quiet or music, who is cutting the cord, do I want a water birth etc. Then I had the blood draw for the two big tests, the gestational diabetes, and my iron levels. I will get the results early next week. We are getting near the end because I go in for another check in two weeks!!

Weekend Rewind

Friday night Kailyn, and Gabby went to spend the night at Gloria's house. We took Lindsey and B out for dinner. Saturday we pretty much stayed home. Lindsey had a friend spend the night after she had spent most of the week at her house. Sunday was the highlight of the summer for the kids, the company picnic. They got balloon animals, had their faces painted, and got to go on rides. This was the third year we have been, and the kids always have a great time. I told Dare it's the only thing we do all summer where no one asks to leave early. Gabby, Kailyn, and I also sat and played Bingo for a long time. The girls got really into it, but were getting frustrated at not winning. Finally right before we were ready to go Gabby won, I was so happy for her.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

29 Weeks

Well we got our crib mattress this week that wasn't very exciting. We are still waiting on the rest of the furniture. I also received my hypnobirthing book and have started reading it. I put the cd into my itunes, but I haven't put it on my ipod yet. I will as soon as I get some headphones everyone always takes mine since I listen to my ipod the least. The brand new pair I got for Mexico has already been claimed, and broken by Kailyn. You are supposed to listen to the tape everyday. I'm going to give it a try. I'm still feeling pretty good except for waking up every morning feeling like I've been in a boxing match. My muscles, especially the ones around my ribs have been really sore the last week in the morning. I will ask my midwife about it at my appointment on Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Night Confessions

  • I'm really tired of people at work asking me "how much longer" I mean I'm really, really tired of it.
  • Yesterday a guy at work said to me "you look like you're about to pop" I wanted to pop him right in the teeth. Instead I just smiled.
  • I'm nervous about my gestational diabetes test next week. I don't want to have to give up ice cream.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekend Rewind (Happy Birthday Edition)

Better late than never. Since it is Monday I hope I can remember all the way back to Friday. So Friday afternoon we went to Dare work BBQ everyone but Kailyn who didn't want to get up at 11:30 to go with us. The kids had fun playing at the park and with the waterguns someone had brought for awhile, but they eventually got bored and we came home.

Sunday was Kailyns 14th birthday. We let her choose which activity she wanted to do and she decided she wanted to go roller skating. Good choice, but I can't roller skate in my current condition. Kailyn said wow you they don't let you have any fun when you're pregnant do they? Um no. So we headed of to the local roller rink which still has all of it's original decor for an afternoon of fun. After that we headed off to get Kailyns gift a new digital camera. Our first stop didn't have a camera that meet her strict technical specifications. That is it couldn't be fat, and it had to come in a cool color not black or silver. On our second stop we scored. We then came home to have a bbq dinner and then we all enjoyed some delicious ice cream cake.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

28 Weeks

Another week has gone by. This week we ordered the rest of the nursery furniture. So our crib, dresser, and mattress should be here soon. Now we will have more boxes to find somewhere to store until the summer is over. We were supposed to go to a hypnobirthing class this weekend, but I decided not to after learning it was basically a sales pitch to try and get you buy private sessions. My midwife basically tried to talk us into taking some kind of birth class, but I just can't justify spending the money when I have been through this 4 times already. I feel that I already have some pain coping techniques that work well for me. So in the end I ordered a book and cd from amazon on hypnobirthing since it sounds interesting. We will see I guess.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Things I Miss

  • Seeing my toes when looking down
  • Having a towel wrap all the way around me
  • A nice cold beer on a hot summer day
  • Being able to talk and walk at the same time without becoming winded
  • Being able to sleep on my stomach


Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Best Money I've Spent All Summer!?!

So a couple of weeks ago the girls and I had the pleasure of spending the better part of the morning browsing our neighborhood garage sale. By girls I mean Gabby and Lindsey as Kailyn won't get out of bed at 9am for anything especially garage sales. We probably browsed about 25 to 30 sales and picked up a few things here and there. The most exciting thing by far were 2 scooters we found for $3 each. The girls happily gave up their hard earned cash and we went on our way. This was so perfect, because since the girls had gotten here they had been fighting constantly with Brandon who was the owner of the lone scooter. The first few days were complete bliss for everyone involved. The kids happily rode the three scooters throught the neighborhood. No fighting, no crying, just two sisters and a brother enjoying the nice summer weather together. It was also great for me because I no longer had to listen to the crying and arguing as soon as the door shut behind them, and they were actually getting out of the house for several long rides a day. Like all good things this too must come to an end. This was the scene the other day.

"MOMMY!! Lindsey took my scooter"
"Why did you take his scooter"
"BECAUSE mine scrapes on the ground when I ride it his doesn't"

I had told Dare a couple of nights earlier while enjoying a few minutes of silence during one of the rides. "You know it is only a matter of time before they decide one scooter is better than another, and all of this comes to an end." I guess you would call that mothers intuition.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesday Night Confessions

  • A really good friend of mine is dating my boss. All thought I am very happy for her, I sometimes wish she wouldn't give me so much information about their relationship. Due to her TMI I often feel awkward and uncomfortable around him. I also wonder sometimes if he would be so nice to me if not for being worried I would tell on him =)
  • I ate ice cream today. TWICE!!
  • I am suffering from a really bad case of baby brain. We have a birthing class to go to on Saturday. So far this week I have made other plans on two separate occasions for that day. I later had to cancel the plans when I realized this. At least I have a valid excuse.
  • My neighbors are having some major plumbing work done. I am annoyed by the noise, the mess, and the fact that they are blocking my driveway. I do think it's cute that my son has been outside for the past hour watching them.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Weekend Rewind

Every weekend I plan on posting a recap of what we did, but somehow I never seem to get around to it. So here it is for the first and hopefully not last time. On Friday we went and saw Wall-E. It was a really cute movie with a good message about taking care of the earth. Everybody really liked the movie. I was afraid B would get bored especially because the first half of the movie doesn't have any talking (except by robots), but he sat patiently through it. We bought a small amount of fireworks for the kids and did these in the evening before leaving for a school nearby that has a great view of the area. We were able to see several of the big fireworks displays from here and didn't have to deal with any crowds as there were only 3 or 4 other families there. Our neighborhood is pretty insane for fireworks being outside the city limits we are exempt from all of the fireworks bans. Fortunately my pregnancy induced exhaustion has given me the ability to sleep through anything and I fell right to sleep.

Saturday we watched Jurassic Park 2. I couldn't believe I have never seen it before considering how much I liked the first one. It wasn't a bad movie and the kids seemed to enjoy it.

Today we did a whole lot of nothing. I was going to take the kids to the lake today, but the sunshine that was promised never showed up. So instead we sat around, did lots of laundry, and some cleaning.

27 Weeks

Finally another milestone has been reached in this pregnancy!! Week 27 is big because it means I am officially in month 7, and I have finally reached the 3rd and final trimester. I thought this day would never get here. So 2/3rds down 1/3rd to go.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Not so Super After All

So the Superfeet were a huge disappointment!! After wearing them for a week they weren't helping at all. My feet didn't even feel 10% better. So I did some more research and ordered a new pair of shoes this week. My midwife said they are hurting from not having enough arch support so I bought a pair with good arch support and good reviews from people who are on their feet a lot. I still have 11 weeks of work left so I am hoping these help or I honestly don't know how I will make it. Just to give you an idea of how bad they feel, think of the time you wore the wrong pair of shoes on a long shopping trip to the mall and multiply it by 4. That is how I feel everyday. They hurt so bad even the bones ache. So if the new shoes don't do the trick I am going to have to cut back my hours earlier than I thought.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tuesday Night Confessions

  • When I first was invited to my friends wedding in Winthrop this summer I was so excited. Now that it is a month away I'm having second thoughts about being outdoors, in the scorching Eastern Washington heat, in August, 8 months pregnant. I now am also dreading forgoing free booze to probably be the ONLY sober person there. I wish I had thought of these things 4 months ago when I told her we would go.
  • We got these really lame t-shirts from work for a promotion we have going on. Everyone hates them and is complaining. Secretly I am happy because my regular work shirt doesn't fit anymore, and my other option white gets dirty too easy. This shirt fits, is red, and is super comfortable!!
  • Sometimes when strangers ask me when I am due, I lie. I tell them September instead of October because it seems so much closer. I don't feel bad about this at all because people tend to lose all social skills around pregnant women. I hope that by telling this lie I will get less comments like "is it twins" and "wow you are going to have a BIG baby".