Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Snow Day, and 30 Weeks

Happy belated Christmas, all!

I had to cut my family holiday celebration a little shorter than intended, due to a blizzard warning set to take effect at 1 am this morning.  They were predicting 10 to 14 inches of snow.  We wanted to make sure we got home well before it started.  I'm not sure how many inches we got, but our county is under a snow emergency, they closed the highway, and our vehicles have been buried by the snow plow.  JP and I have been working from home, and I had to reschedule my MFM (and growth scan) appointment, which will now be next Thursday.  I really wanted to try to get there, but it's 55 miles away, via the closed highway, and it's just not safe.

Despite being cut short, and a little bit of drama starting off the weekend, I had a wonderful holiday.  My mom dug out a lot of my own baby clothes, cleaned them, and packaged them up for me for Christmas.  It was so much fun unwrapping and looking at all of it, and knowing/hoping my own baby girl will be wearing them soon.  I'll have to take and post some pictures of some of it.

Just for posterity, and to heck with feeling like I'm jinxing something, I think I'll do my weekly update.  As always, I'll understand if you skip right by.

* Belly - My phone app tells me that my uterus is now the size of a basketball.  Yep, that looks about right.

* Weight gain - I'm up 20 lbs.

* Symptoms - Sleeping has been a bit more uncomfortable, my hips are starting to ache after a couple of hours on which side.  I'm back to needing to pee more often, and my hormones/mood swings are getting erratic again.

* Cravings/Aversions -  Nothing unusual, though the sweet tooth is still in full-force.  Though, the other day I desperately wanted some friend vegetables and calamari, with horseradish sauce.  I never did go get any, though.

* Clothes - Thank goodness for stretch pants.  I can still wear some of my regular tops.

* Movement - No change on this one, tons and tons.  I love this more than I could ever describe.  She continues to elude letting anyone feel other than JP, much to my family's disappointment.

* Meds - Morning:  Regular multivitamin, iron supplement, 2000 ui Vitamin D, 1600 mcg Folic Acid.  Mid-day:  600 iu Calcium x2.  Evening:  Prenatal, 800 mcg Folic Acid, Rhino.cort , Advair, 450 mg DHA, 60 mg Hydrocortisone.  
New:  My endocrinologist upped my Hydrocortisone, despite decent bloodwork results.  She said as long as I'm tolerating it well, it can't hurt anything.

* Mood - Outside of a happy holiday, I've been really depressed and stressed.  Work has been ridiculous lately.

* What I miss - Not a thing.

* Appointments - MFM and growth scan rescheduled due to weather, to 1/3.  My next regular OB is 1/2.

* Medical concerns - My petite little baby, nutrition/calories, vitamin levels, CAH, Placenta Previa, though this has improved.

* Coming up - Who knows!


  1. I am so glad things are going well with your pregnancy and am truly thrilled you are getting to experience so much movement. Have a wonderful (rest of the) holiday

    ICLW #6 Dragondreamer's Lair

  2. Congratulations to you! and have a great new year ahead! Marie from ICLW

  3. Congratulations!! I am so happy for you :)

  4. Congrats! These next weeks will fly by! Try not to worry about the growth measurements too much. I have a lot of clients who end up worrying about measuring too small or too big only to go onto have completely normal sized babies. At this point, measurements can be off as much as a pound in either direction. I hope you're able to let go of some of the worries. Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. Hope that weather clears up for you quick, and that your growth scan goes well!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wishing you the best for the rest of your pregnancy! ICLW #58