Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bump Attack: Weeks 26-28


Weight Gain: 22lbs

Cravings: I've moved on from Twizzlers and now I am loving ice cream sundaes. We went to a ice cream parlor themed party and from that point on, I was hooked. I think I should have stuck with the twizzlers. LOL!

Symptoms: My sciatica is still hanging around. I see the chiropractor weekly and also get massages in hopes of relieving the pain. So far, I don't know whether it's working or not. What I do know if that I am still walking with a limp. It's no unbearable, like it had been, but it's definitely still present.

My ankles and feet have started to swell. Honestly, I knew it was just a matter of time. I am trying to "rest" as much as possible but some days, it just doesn't happen.

Wedding Rings: Still on and still loose.

What's New: I passed my glucose test!!! You know that I was nervous about this test. I knew that not passing wouldn't be the end of the world but I wanted to pass so badly. With the good news came slightly bad news, I'm anemic. This also, isn't the end of the world, but it does explain my exhaustion. I upped my iron supplement dosage and hopefully that will help.

What's Next: Nothing too exciting! I will have my first shower on October 12th. For now, we are just trucking along, counting down the weeks!

I've had a couple of people ask how I am decorating the nursery. Truth be told, there really isn't a "nursery." Jordan and Gabrielle will share a room. Luckily the room is big enough for each of them to have their own space. Here is a glimpse at the baby bedding that we are having made!

My dad is coming to paint in the next couple of weeks and then we will be in Operation "Room Change." I am going to take pictures to document the process so stay tuned!

Counting down the weeks...11 weeks to go!
Our 4th/5th anniversary at The Melting Pot. 27 weeks!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Bump Attack: Week 22-26

Weight Gain: 18lbs...again, I'm not surprised.

Cravings: I'm still loving Twizzlers! Oh, and I also found a new love for waffle bowl (not cones...this could mean trouble) and ice cream. 

Symptoms: the morning sickness is completely gone! Wahoo! I am so happy to be over that hurdle. 

The round ligament pain and sciatica hit at the same time and I thought for sure thy I was having a baby. Not only could I not walk without a limp, I then couldn't walk completely upright. It was rough. Several times I cried. But, it's getting better and that's all thy matters! 

Rings: Still on! 

What's Next? I have to take my glucose test again. I passed the first one with flying colors. This time around, it's routine (everyone has to take it at 27/28 weeks) and I'm praying that I pass it again! 

We are steady purging our house to make room for baby girl. My dad is coming to paint in a few weeks then we will put up the crib and the bedding. I'm starting to get a little antsy! Only 13 weeks and counting!