Tuesday, August 7, 2012

100 days

left in my pregnancy EEK!!! I can't wait to find out what this baby is! I'm not prepared at all. I'm 25 weeks. Which still means plenty of time but we are still in the condo and I am thinking we probably will be when this baby comes. I have a handful of clothes and a diaper bag. That's about it. And my shower is not until 32 weeks. But my nesting instinct has kicked in. I now want to put new carpet in the bedroom and maybe new hardwood in the main room. Have an appointment for that next week. I also want to get a  new dining table and chairs. The one we have is too big and I have been wanting to get a smaller one (something round to maybe use in a kitchen in our next move) that way I can at least make some room for a stroller. I also need/want to order the baby's dresser/changing table which will fit in our bedroom and it takes 6 weeks (damn Pottery Barn Kids) but I am still waiting with the hope we may be out here. But obviously remaining, even in my hormonal state, realistic too.

The baby all in all is doing great. I passed my glucose test (hooray) and have gained 9 lbs. which I am pretty happy about. My goal is 25 lbs. and I am hoping it happens (but I will not beat myself up about it if it does not happen). Easier to come off when all is said and done.  I was talking to a few of my sister's friends and not one of them gained any less than 60 lbs. That just seems crazy to me. I've been lucky in the fact I have not had any crazy cravings and feel I am eating the same amount or less than before I was pregnant. Plus with the baby growing, it takes much less to really make me full.

I did have a little scare this weekend which ended in my first trip to L&D. I have a fibroid which I have always known I had when I got my HSG prior to all the IVF madness. But my doctor said it would not impede implantation which obviously it did not but it has grown. I got it measured at my last ultrasound and it was about 3 cm. Well Friday and Saturday I was in excruciating pain on the side where my fibroid is. First I thought it was round ligament pain but even laying down it was the worse pain ever. Enough to even make me cry. So I called the doctor on call and off we went to the hospital. Turns out the little effer has grown to almost 5cm. I guess what happens is the hormones and blood supply basically feed it but when it gets to a certain size, it cannot be supplied anymore because the baby is taking everything. So at that point it degenerates causing the pain. I read a lot about it online and many women say the pain is worse than childbirth. So if childbirth pain is better than this pain, I'll be fine. They gave me some meds and I am feeling so much better but we just have to monitor it. Because apparently this pain can cause early labor which obviously based on earlier comment, this baby needs to stay in there as long as possible.

It was cute to see J's face in the room they put us in at the hospital. It was basically a room we would deliver our baby in. I liked the wonder on his face as well as the slight scare. Which reminds me I have to sign us up for baby classes. Looks like September is going to be a busy month for us.

The PT nanny job is almost finished as well. I should be done by the end of the month. And I have decided to only see my therapist once every two weeks. I have found that is all I need right now. Maybe it will change once this baby comes but for now, every two weeks works. And it is nice to save a little money from not going.

I know I have not been the best at updating my own blog but I have been reading all of yours and commenting when I can. Hope you are all doing well!