Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sleepless Night

Up till now, I've had an abnormally excellent pregnancy. Most pregnant women would be jealous of me. I mean for one, I have experienced absolutely NO morning sickness. I have no swelling of my hands or feet. I haven't really gained much weight except for in my tummy. I still have the energy at 33 weeks pregnant to go for a run and go to the gym. I would say the worst of my pregnancy symptoms have been my uncontrollable urge to eat a ton of sweets (which made me fail my first glucose test...oops), and it's getting a little tougher to breathe cause Dannika is pushing up on my lung space now. I am extremely lucky compared to some of the other pregnant women I have talked to. I have quite frankly enjoyed being pregnant. Last night however, was the first night that I absolutely hated it and couldn't wait for it to be over. Nick and I went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant for dinner, and I chose to have the chicken and cheese biggie, right? It was a pretty big dinner for me, and it made me full. I felt good afterwards. We got home, watched American Idol, and went to bed since Nick couldn't stay awake for the life of him! As soon as my head hit my pillow, I had this uncontrollable urge to throw up. It felt like all my food that I had consumed for the day was back in my chest, on its' way back up my mouth. I tossed and turned for a while and eventually got so frustrated that I just sat up. It felt better to sit up...I guess gravity was pulling my food back down into my tummy. I ended up falling asleep on the couch sitting up after puking twice (sounds attractive, huh?)...did I mention it was like 1am when I finally fell asleep?? It was the worst night of my pregnancy. I have felt like ASS all day from lack of sleep. I guess I failed to realize that since Dannika is getting bigger, she is pushing on my stomach...making less room for food....which in turn is giving me the horrible urge to throw up everything I eat if I eat a normal portion meal. Other than that, I had my second baby shower this past Sunday with all my girlfriends...Sarah, Kim, Jenni, Tillery, Taryn....and I finally got to meet Aaron's fiance Nancy! So fun. I got to hang out with a ton of cute baby stuff. Big thanks to my hubby Nick for doing everything and enduring it with me!!! And lastly...we traded in the Lexus for the Mercedes Benz GLK350. A small SUV...way safe for my daughter to be, and her stroller fits in the back!!! 

Saturday, May 9, 2009

3rd trimester

Nick has officially recovered from the "swine flu"...aka...just a lousy viral infection. I'm at the point in my pregnancy where I'm extremely uncomfortable. I'm officially 31 weeks now, so that means i have roughly 9 more long weeks left. Mobility is difficult cause of this large bulging tummy. Everyone tells me that I look really small for how far along I am. I actually started worrying if my baby was growing! She is though :-) I failed my first glucose screening and my midwife told me that I might have gestational diabetes. I think the fact that I had a sugary green tea frappucino from Starbucks an hour before my test might have had something to do with that. I have yet to go back to go get my 3 hour blood test cause I have to fast for that one. Have you ever asked a pregnant woman to fast???? That is just absurd!! I'm not worried of gestational diabetes at all though. Health problems don't run in my family nor have I ever had any health problems growing up. I exercise daily and eat right so I'm really not worried. I've had to slow down on the running though. I just don't feel as light on my feet anymore. I've stayed true to the stairstepper and the elliptical machine! I even started lifting light weights again. The last couple weeks, I decided to participate in PT with my poolees and I managed to keep up in a beach run. I think it motivated more to see their pregnant recruiter running with them. Nick and I decided to go get another 3d/4d ultrasound yesterday. I'm 30 weeks now, so she had a little more fat on her and didn't look as HOWEVER, Miss Dannika wanted to turn her back to us the whole time so the pics we got weren't all that great. We tried everything to get her to move...wiggling my tummy, drinking an apple juice, and change positions a million times. She seemed content in the position she was in and was fast asleep. We did see her yawn though...that was totally adorable. Other than that, I can't wait for these next couple weeks to fly. I'm ready to meet her and see her. My baby shower is next Sunday, and I'm totally excited to see all my girlfriends...Kim, Jenni, Tillery, and Taryn. I haven't seen them in FOREVER!! Oh yeah...I wrote a 6 this many pregnant recruiters can say that????