Tuesday, January 08, 2008

One Left Shoe

The first thing I heard this morning as I lay in bed...

"es-scuse me Mommy, I no sleep tight. I wet."


Our weekend was pretty uneventful. On Friday night I suddenly started to swell, which completely freaked me out. I got in the shower while Kiddo was in the bath and looked down to a blueish/purpleish belly and Vienna sausage toes.

I panicked a little. Got Kiddo in bed and then kinda lost it while watching tv with Hubby. I've been doing so good - not worrying too much and giving all my fears and worry to God - but the swelling threw me. It was so sudden, and my feet felt like they were in fire. I still don't know what the cause was, but by the next morning it had gone away. I guess it was either a fluke or God heard my prayers that night. I just knew I was on my way to preeclampsia; but now I guess I am still safe.

The baby is getting so big! After all the sweets I had over the holidays I was temporarily fearing I had given myself a good old case of gestational diabetes! Hopefully that is not the case - I have somewhat successfully weaned myself off of the constant need for sweets and am feeling ok. I have my glucose tolerance test on the 16th, so hopefully I am able to pass that with no problems. When I was pg with Kiddo, I failed by 4 points, but passed the 3 hour test. Let me tell you, the 3 hour is torture! I certainly hope I don't have to go through that again.

On Sunday night, the baby flipped head down and was riding really low. I kept getting punched in my nether regions - and mercy the case of hiccups he had felt quite strange coming from such a low place! eek! But, it appears that he moved part of the way back and is now sort of diagonal across my belly. His head is down low on the left side and his booty is up high on the right.

My intestinal issues have finally eased up a little. I say a little. I am still not entirely comfortable, but I'll take what I can get at this point. Things only started progressing after I placed a call to the nurse hotline at my ob's office. I guess my body finally figured out I meant business! It was kind of like when your period is late, and you finally break down and take a pregnancy test and it prompts things to start.... but I wouldn't have any experience with that.... ;)

Oh and in case any of you preggos out there are wondering, there are apparently lots of things you can take for your intestinal discomfort. Let me tell you, the message the nurse left me must have been 10 minutes long with an endless list of options. So much for the theory that you can't take anything when pregnant. At least when it comes to this area, the possibilities are pretty endless.

I realized this morning that it has been 5 weeks since we took belly pictures. I am going to have to get the camera out this week and try for some good ones. I can't believe I am already 27 weeks! Things are going by so fast!


We actually had to turn on the air conditioner last night! It is freeking January!!!! Unbelievable!

Just some random thoughts for your Tuesday...
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TitanKT said...

My son had hiccups ALL the time when I was pregnant... just this near-constant little *hic* going on, as you said, kinda low. However, after an hour and more of that you get feeling a little frantic... like I always wanted to go, "Hold your breath, kid! You're driving Mommy crazy."

Vick said...

I'm glad you're okay!! Good luck with your GTT this week!

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