We are at....29 weeks and 2 days now!
I can't believe how far we've come since the day I found out I was preggo! We're inching towards the finish line at this point...a few more months and we'll be able to meet the booger! In the meantime, we're dealing with gestational diabetes, which has been oh-so-fun trying to get under control...I don't seem to have much problem with super high blood sugar levels, but my levels do CRASH hard and fast and I can't seem to find the right thing/right amount to eat to stop this from happening. :( The other interesting tidbit is that my blood pressure (which was chronically high before the pregnancy and I took beta blockers for it until I found out I was pregnant.) is creeping up slowly, but surely. It was averaging at 110/65 for the first 5 1/2 months straight, but lately it's been in the 130-145/89-94. Really, REALLY hoping this is not a precursor to pre-eclampsia. Needless to say, whatever birth plan I thought I had a few weeks ago has been thrown out the window. Now I'm seeing it's going to be more whenever and however the baby deems fit at that point in time. It's so strange how different my children are from each other already...
And now, for another fun quiz. ;)
When are you due: How many weeks?: December 20-22 (depending on how the doctor feels that day) I am a little over 29 weeks.
Was this planned or unplanned: Planned. Yet we were completely surprised when it happened!
How much weight gained: Shut up. Just.....shut....UP.
Is this your first pregnancy?: Nope, but it's my first pregnancy where it feels like I'm actually pregnant!
Latest food craving: Pecan pie. I blame the diabetes. Stupid diabetes.
Your top two name choices or baby's name: Secret....we're just referring to him as "Waffle" for now. :)
Worst Thing about being pregnant: Feeling like my stomach is slowly tearing itself in half. And not being able to stand up easily. I have to rock and then roll just the right way in order to get up from the couch...
Best Thing about being pregnant: Every single time Waffle kicks me. He's been my little buddy keeping me company these last few months!
The first person you told was: My husband. Wait....might have been my friend Kate. I told both of them really close together. Let's just go with the husband.
Are you more scared or excited: Really, REALLY excited to meet the munchkin, but terrified of the delivery this time.
Happy or mostly moody: Moodier than a bipolar teenager.
Last time you cried over something ridiculous was: 3 days ago when I realized I couldn't eat the ice cream I bought.
You pee an estimated __ times a day?: Err....16? Somewhere around there.
Weirdest dream you've had since pregnant?: I have weird dreams every single time I sleep, so I cannot possibly remember them all. They have all been equally weird. I think the last one I had featured my husband running around the backyard in a pair of my underwear. Which reminds me, I totally forgot to tell him about that one. Feel free to bring it up when you see him next!
Will you breast feed: I am going to try to do it for at least the first 2 months...wish I could do longer as formula is so ridiculously expensive, and breastmilk is so good for the baby anyway...but being a nurse doesn't give you much time to pump. :(
Words of wisdom: YOU CAN EAT SOFT CHEESES IF THEY ARE PASTEURIZED!! (Thank you, THANK YOU for pointing this out to me, Jess!)
Now, I'm off to bathroom run number 14 of my day.
(This totally counts as my mild to moderate exercise, Dear!)
Mother and wife by day, psych RN by night. So many different ways to view life. I try to take everything in and be very slow to judge.