Yes, it’s been quite a while. Here are some of my lame excuses:
1. I was really sick! I had a good two weeks with an awful cold. Spent about 3-4 days not being able to speak! It was straight up terrible! (Feeling much better now though!)
2. Work has been insane. No, really, it has. We had finals, and awards ceremonies and graduation. Too much going on all at once.
3. I was trying to finish up my own classes! Those went well!! Ended my Community Health course with an A and my Biostatistics course with an A-!! So excited. My new class has already started and will run until just after the baby is born. oy!
4. We’ve been busy with baby classes and baby appointments and baby, baby, baby. Yeah, you know how that goes.
Now that I’ve gotten my lame excuses out of the way let’s see what’s new. Due to my heart issues my doctor and I have decided to have a scheduled C-section. It’s just the safest thing for baby and I. But I always run the risk of going into labor early! Heart issues were getting better with an increase in the dosage of medication, however, for the past week and a half I’ve been having palpitations and shortness of breath… again. Waiting on a callback from my cardiologist. Baby is doing just fine, but I start my weekly (yes, I said weekly) non-stress tests tomorrow. Went for my ultrasound and prenatal appointment yesterday. What a shock, lil’ miss did not want to participate in anything. She was head butting me in the bladder (and still is…) and was facing my back. Poor ultrasound tech had an awful time getting some measurements. But! She is at 3 lbs 9 oz, which is normal for this stage in the game. I got to see her lil fuzzy head too! Prenatal was good. My family was a bit concerned with how much swelling I was having in my hands and feet, but the doctor assured me that it was within normal range and not cause for concern.
Other than that, I’ve been feeling miserable. My back is killing me; my legs are killing me; my feet are killing me. AND I can barely keep my eyes open. Some women really enjoy pregnancy. I am not one of them. Here’s a few things I’m looking forward to doing without: excessive drooling (anyone else dealing with that?!), achy body, peeing every 10 minutes, restless sleep, not being able to take normal medications that help me, crying for no reason, eating obscene amounts of food, and not being able to bend over!!! I am excited for the end result… just the process of getting there SUCKS.
I know I haven’t posted a picture in quite a while so here is one that my co-worker took at the awards ceremony. I look huge; ignore my Hulk legs and feet.
Also, husband and I opened a baby pool site for people to place some guesses about lil’ miss: date of birth, weight, length, etc. Check it out… Make some guesses… Make me laugh!
I promise I will post something extra special soon!!