Friday, August 20, 2010

30 Weeks - Tennies and Tutus

My Hometown shower was this past weekend. Baby P got the most adorable outfits and lots of fun stuff for the nursery. I can tell she's excited sine she's really picked up the movement in my belly. I think I'm running out of room since her favorite place is to kick right into my ribs. I am experiencing a little back pain and sometimes heartburn during the night. Overall things are well - she was measuring right on target at the last appointment. Here's something else to mention - my due date is also a full moon!! I take that as a good thing - hopefully this means we might go into labor around the due date. I'm not looking forward going over my date because that increases my chances of possibly needing to be induced - so Yay for fullmoons!!

Here are some pictures from my shower. The theme was Tennies and Tutus - hosted my aunt and two close friends of my mom. I'm so blessed to have all the people who attended the shower in mine and soon to be Baby P's life.

The Cake
The Cake Topper
Me at 30 Weeks

The glasses wore Tutus
More Cute Decor!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

HELLO Week 29 - Third Trimester

This week we have completed through T2 and making our way along the final leg - The Third Trimester. Now, not to complain too much here but is anyone else aware that nausea returns the during the third trimester. Well I wasn't. Starting around week 26 through 27 I thought I was having very ill effects due to the heat. Everyday I got on the bus was worse, I even had to get off one time, grab water from 7-11, and just chill for a bit. I was convinced I was going to puke and pass out every morning. First I blamed the heat, then I blamed motion sickness and stopped reading while on the bus/train, then I was certain it was my blood pressure. Not yet ready to surrender and call the doc (with a week left until my next appt) I did my favorite google search "Pregnancy and...... third trimester nausea". BINGO! Due to increasing hormones and less room for the tummy nausea can return during the third trimester. I went back to wearing my seaband bracelets and everything if fine. Reading on the train still gets me a bit but the bracelets really help combat the nausea and I think it helps with my acid reflex too.


At my 28 week appointment I took my glucose test. Dr. G said it would taste like orange Fanta...never had the stuff so still not sure what I was in for. The office I go to has a rule that they do not give out "the drink" ahead of time-that's city living for you. They do this because you have to get your blood drawn exactly 1 hour after drinking and a lot of women ending being late because of a delayed train or traffic. So unless you have a really good excuse - bring a book. Ok, now back to my experience. I go in, tell them I'm there for a glucose test, girl brings me my drink. ..... It's red, Doc said orange, I like orange, not sure I can stomach red. Since I also had a scheduled appointment that day she showed me to a room, told me I had 5 minutes to drink it and to note the time once I finished. I am able to chug a little over half the drink when the other nurse comes in to take my blood pressure.
Nurse: "Oh you're taking the three hour test today?"
Me: "No, the one hour."
Nurse: "STOP! Who gave you that"...she goes into the hall "Who gave her this?"

She takes the red drink from me and explains that I was given the 100 bottle and not the 50 bottle. Luckily I was only able to get a little over half down. Thus Doc said that its ok, they will do the test and if it comes back normal thats double good since I drank extra. Guess what - I kicked that glucose test in the booty - NORMAL!!

I'll post some belly pics later this week.