Wednesday, January 16, 2013

33 Weeks

I don't have a whole lot else to say today, as I'm still feeling rather brain-fried from work.  I want to be a little bit better about keeping up with my weekly posts, as I don't want to regret skipping them in the last few weeks, down the road.

Oh!  I just remembered that I haven't yet mentioned my baby shower on here.  My friend that is throwing it, with my husband's help, wanted to keep it a surprise.  They decided over the weekend that it was probably best to include me, to make sure I approved of the guest list.  No one wants to upset the pregnant lady!  It's taking place a week from Saturday, on the 26th.  I'm an interesting combination of terrified and excited.  Just as with my bridal showers and wedding, I feel so weird when all of the focus is on me.  I also have that voice going on in my head screaming "you're going to jinx it!".  Shut up, voice.  I'll be sure to fill you all in once it's over.

On to the stats.  As always, I'll understand if you skip right by.

* Belly - It's definitely sticking out further than my boobies, these days.  I spill food on it a lot.
* Weight gain - I'm up 27 lbs.  Eep.

* Symptoms - Oh lord the constipation.  This has been a problem for me more often than not ever since my surgery, but it has gotten worse in the last couple of weeks.  I'm peeing more often, and when I have to go, I have to go, or I'm liable to have an accident if she head-butts my bladder, which she likes to do.  I'm experiencing more hip pain and leg cramps at night, sleeping through the night hasn't happened in ages.  I have some occasional colostrum leakage.  I wouldn't trade a single moment of any of it.

* Cravings -  Mint Oreos, eggs over-easy (which I can't have), fajitas/Mexican food

* Clothes - I am now strictly on maternity clothes.  My regular tops no longer cover my belly.

* Movement - There's a party going on in my uterus!  I should probably record some of the outwardly visible times, for posterity, but that gets that internal paranoid voice talking at me again.

* Meds - Morning:  Regular multivitamin, iron supplement, 2000 ui Vitamin D, 1600 mcg Folic Acid.  Mid-day:  600 iu Calcium x2, 1.25 mg Glyburide.  Evening:  Prenatal, 800 mcg Folic Acid, Rhino.cort , Advair, 450 mg DHA, 60 mg Hydrocortisone, B12.
NEW:  My MFM decided that my fasting blood sugars were high enough to warrant a teeny dose of Glyburide.  Sigh.  It does seem to be helping, though.

* Mood - The frequent MFM visits with BPPs and NSTs are boosting my confidence a little.  Work, though, is draining my will to be awake.

* What I miss - Not a thing, though I did watch my husband have a glass of wine with a longing expression, I'm sure.

* Appointments - Every Monday we have a BPP and blood sugar talk, every other Monday includes growth (the next time is this coming Monday, the 21st!).  Every Thursday we do NSTs (love them!).  I'm also seeing the regular OB every other week.  Cervix checks and weekly appointments start at 36 weeks.

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

* Coming up - Baby shower on the 26th!  My mom, favorite aunt, and grandma are all making the 5 hour drive to attend.  Yay!


  1. I'm looking forward to reading about the shower. Be sure to include lots of pictures!

  2. I hope you enjoy your shower! I responded to your comment on my blog. :)

  3. Have fun with the shower! I'm sure there will be plenty of super cute pictures? :-)

    My doctor suggested a glass of (diet) tonic water at bed time to help with my leg cramps, FWIW.

  4. You could also try adding more magnesium to your supplements (probably a multivitamin that's got some extra would be easiest) for leg pain. Me, I got a life raft pregnancy pillow and it helps a great deal with the leg pain.

  5. Congrats on your pregnancy! May these last few weeks be something you remember and enjoy!

    Magnesium pills definitely work for leg cramps! I get them all the time (worse when I was pregnant) and 1 magnesium pill a night is enough although, I took 2 while pregnant (recommended amount is 3-4 pills).

    Here from ICLW.