Thursday, April 30, 2009

3rd Trimester - 29 Week Update

The 3rd trimester has landed. It started with another cold (#3) and it still lingers a week later. My energy has diminished considerably. It could be because I’m fighting a cold or it could be that I’m slowing down in the final stages of pregnancy. Another discomfort that has slowed me down is extreme pelvic pain on my left side. I’m going to try some things that my doctor suggested to help relieve it, but I anticipate it will be here until Nugget arrives. It will be a true test of my pain tolerance. (Which I’ve always believed to be high, but don’t quote me on that.)

My 29 week appointment went well. My blood pressure was a little high at the beginning of the appointment but back to normal at the end. The nurse said it was due to the flight of stairs that I took to get to the clinic. I was given permission to start taking the elevator. Not that I needed permission, rather a reminder. My weight gain was much lower this time and I’m measuring exactly at 29 weeks. It was a good check up and I’m still so relieved that things are progressing as normal. Even my doctor can’t believe I’m 29 weeks already. I’m still in shock when I read that I only have 11 weeks remaining.

Enough with the not-so-fun stuff and on to the more exciting things.

I had the new Turtle Mocha cooler at Cari.bou yesterday morning. It was so delicious that I went and got another this morning. I’m hooked on all 530 calories.

Tucker is a smart pup. He’s adjusted to my random sleeping patterns. Every time I return from the bathroom in the middle of the night he knows I’m going to switch sides and he moves to the most convenient sleeping spot. We’ve worked out a good system.

We attended the Saturday express birth preparation class last weekend. Our instructor was very engaging and informative. Christos and I enjoyed it. I’m proud to say Christos and I never once nodded off, unlike the couples sitting next to us.

The month of May is knocking on the door and it’s going to be busier than April. (Deep cleansing breath.)

Belly Button update: Still an innie.

Don’t forget to place your guess in the baby poll!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring has Sprung - 27 Weeks

There isn't much to report this week so this post will be mostly pictures. We've been busy busy busy.

Thank you to all who posted their guesses on the online baby poll. It's fun to see what everyone thinks. If you haven't guessed yet, please do!

27 Week Belly Shot

The window shade Mom and I made for the nursery turned out great and I'm super excited about it.

Lastly, Christos' new 'toys' arrived last week. He's been having fun trying them out and making room for everything in the garage.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Online Nugget Poll

As I enter into my 3rd trimester (holy crap!), the impending arrival of Nugget is just 3 months away.

To make this blog even more interactive, I've created an online baby pool. See the logo with the cute teddy bear above? Enter your guess for Nugget's birth stats there. You never know, you may be right. And maybe we'll name him/her after you (doubtful). Or maybe we'll have a small gift for the person who's guess is the closest.

Come on. It'll be fun!

Monday, April 6, 2009

26 Weeks

The weeks are passing by quickly. I can’t believe I’m 26 weeks along already. We’ve been busy. The nursery is painted and on it’s way to becoming Nugget’s oasis. It’s weird to walk by the nearly empty room and see paint on the wall. It’s been a white cluster of chaos for 4 ½ years and now it’s turning into a fun news space in the house that we’ve never really enjoyed. I’ve included a couple pictures of our project. I'm really happy with the color and can't wait to see it all come together. I'm pretty sure Christos is excited about it as well. He is motivated to paint the rest of the house now. Like we have the time for that! Yes, I wore a mask to avoid the fumes. I sounded like Darth.Vador. Tucker and Sugar were very confused about why they could hear me but couldn’t give me kisses.

Notice how well the color matches Mom and Dad's sheets from the 70's? Nice!

I’ve been slowly checking things off of my many To Do lists. I don’t know if we’ll get everything done, but I sure hope so. With Christos’ lawn care business starting up, his free time will be crunched. So I’ve been trying to take advantage of his availability while I can.

Our bowling team finished in 3rd place out of 16 teams. We had a rough final game, but it was still fun. We’re planning to play again in the fall.

Nugget is swimming along; becoming more and more active each day. I’m feeling good (although Christos says I complain a lot.) I’m slowing down and taking my time getting around. All in all, I’ve been lucky to not be sick or bed ridden. I hope it stays that way for the next 14 weeks. I got some good news and some not-so-great news at the doctor this morning. The good news is I passed the glucose screen. Wahoo! I was worried the fluid they made me drink would make me sick, but it actually tasted really good. I'd only had a hard boiled egg for breakfast so the sweetness of the lemon drink hit the spot. I almost asked for a second helping. I have my Dad's sweet tooth. The not-so-great news is that I've gained 9 lbs since my last visit 4 weeks ago. I know gaining weight during pregnancy is to be expected. And I assure you that if it weren't for my weak heart I wouldn't be concerned with gaining weight. Hopefully I can maintain a steady gain over the next three months and my body and heart will be able to keep up. Thankfully it's getting nice outside so I foresee more doggie walks in the future.

25 Weeks - I swear I look bigger than this in real life.