Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The shrinking town

So I went home this past weekend and every single person I ran into has lost 30 pounds! Okay, so maybe they didn't. Surely an entire town of 5500 couldn't have all lost weight at the exact same time, which just so happens to be the same time that I'm pregnant. Alright, I know everyone didn't lose weight, but it sure felt like it. I've heard many of pregnant women talking about how when they are approaching their last few months of pregnancy, they feel like they balloon up and just get huge. Now, I know I've definitely gotten bigger but I just have never felt huge (not yet anyway). Everyone else just looks really really skinny. I just want to look at them and say "Come on now! Shouldn't you be eating more? Your just all skin and bones!" And then I tell myself "Jamie, these people, all these people, are not underweight anorexic's. They are all just fine. You were this size once. But, right now your carrying a child inside your belly. A growing human being that is relying on you for substance and health. Once you birth this child from your own body, you will be smaller too, and hopefully one day not too far away, you'll be their size again."
Yes, I have to give myself pep talks sometimes because while my mind messes with me every once in a while, I do have a bit of common sense it's cheaper than hiring a therapist. =)
So, if you haven't heard, I went in for my glucose test last week and failed! =/ Yep, so now I'm a big 'ol mess. I have to go in next Wednesday to take the 3hour test. I've hear so many bad things about this 3hour test. I'm just praying I can keep the icky glucose down and that the pricks of the needle from drawing my blood 4 TIMES doesn't hurt too bad. Did I mention I'm a mess. The nurse didn't tell me to do anything different until the next test, but if you know me I'm a planner. I'm already looking up what I can and can't eat for gestational diabetes. I mean, if I end up having this, I don't want to go a whole week and chance doing any harm to me or more importantly baby sug. But, most of the websites say to talk with your doctor for the best diet for you. So, I'm just doing my best to stay away from as much sugar and simple carbs as possible until I can hear some results. And yes, this means giving up my ice cream & oreos's. Oh, the horror! I'm looking on the bright side though. This is forcing me to be healthier and even if I don't end up with it, I might just stick to this healthier diet.......with a bowl of ice cream every now and then ;)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So I have to admit that I stole this from someone else's blog but I liked it so I'm gonna use it.

How far along?: 27 weeks and 4 days. Almost to that 3rd trimester mark!

Total weight gain/loss: Not sure. I have an appointment tomorrow. Kind of scared. Too much ice cream and oreos I'm afraid. =)

Stretch marks?: None that I've found yet. Mom said she got hers around 8 months. Lets all cross our fingers together they don't show up.

Sleep: Crazy crazy dreams. They all seem to be bad too except for the one I had where baby sug (her nickname) was moving around in my tummy and stretched her hand out and grabbed my finger. Also, pee count is up to about three times in the middle of the night.

Best moment this week: After being scared to death for two days that I didn't feel her move that much, she started kicking up a storm. ahhh..sigh of relief.

Movement: She seems to move a lot...most days, and I can't get over it. I love the feeling!! Sometimes it feels like she's doing somersaults in my belly. As long as she land butt up, she can do it all she wants

Food cravings: Ice cream and oreos. I have a bowl at least once a day.

Labor Signs: None, thank goodness. Just lots of pressure in my lower abdomen. Doctor says that's normal though.

Belly button in or out?: In, but I really want it to poke out. =)

What I miss: Not having to pee 3 times an hour. And running. Other than that, I am loving this pregnancy thing.

What I am looking forward to: While I love being pregnant, the further I get, the more impatient I am with wanting to hold her in my arms and see her for the first time.

What I am NOT looking forward to: one word: labor

Weekly Wisdom: Take lots of pictures and write everything down. You'll want them later.

Milestones: None. But I go in for my glucose test in the morning. Lets cross those fingers again. I'm not ready to give up my ice cream just yet.

Friday, July 17, 2009

27 weeks

So lets just say that I've slowed down in the past couple of weeks. All that energy that I had just 3 weeks ago has pretty much disappeared. I'm not to the point of total exhaustion yet, but I'm so not going to the gym three times a week anymore. Walking up the stairs to my apartment makes me completely out of breath. I've pretty much relied on Jarrod for that mountain of a walk up the 13 stairs we have. It goes something like this: We stand at the bottom of the staircase and I just stare at it for like 2 minutes, preparing myself and body for the journey ahead me. And then we begin. Jarrod goes first and I follow behind. I normally grab the top of his pants while he walks me up, slowly, as I try desperately not to 'shuck' him in front of the entire apartment complex. Once at the top, there is normally another minute or two of pause while I catch my breath. It's all over in about 5 minutes, but let me tell you, that's a really long 5 minutes. On my good days I'll pick up my 5 pound weights and do a few upper body exercises but thats about the extent of my exercise. I was reading on the internet the other day about this woman who ran the Boston marathon at 26 weeks. I wanted to cry. Man, I wish I was that tough. I've always wanted to do marathons and never trained myself hard enough before I got pregnant and here she is doing it at the end of her second off!!!

I've also been somewhat obsessed about the movements I'm feeling from baby girl. I know you're not suppose to technically start doing "fetal kick counts" until 28 weeks, but I'm so worried she's not moving enough. Some days she'll kick up a storm and then other days I hardly feel her at all. Those days she doesn't move much scare me to death. Is this normal? I was having some stomach pain the other day and called the doctor just to make sure it was just stretching and she asked me if I had felt the baby move that day. "It all sounds normal" she says, "but if you have any of of these symptoms, or notice a decrease in movement we'll just have you come into labor and delivery to be put on a monitor." That's the last thing I needed to hear. If y'all have any advice on this, I would love to hear it. I'm 27 weeks tomorrow. What's normal? When should I call?
On a lighter note, while my belly is getting bigger each day, I see no stretch marks yet and I can still shave my legs =) It takes some special manuevering, but those legs are hair free!
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