This has been one of the longer weeks of my life, but I really want to remember everything (including the bad) later on. So here we go.
How far along: 33 weeks. But why does it feel like so much further?
Mom: This has been the week. from. hell. Or maybe I should say month. It’s literally been one thing after another and I’m really hoping January is easier on me–or is at least so busy doing last-minute preparations for Leo that it completely flies by. (As soon as I type that I feel bad because I don’t want our last month alone with Isla to go by too quickly, but then again, the end of pregnancy has been exhausting.) Last night I spent 5:30-11:30pm in Triage at our hospital’s labor and delivery unit. From the hour I woke up, I was having horrible dizzy spells that were completely reminiscent of drinking too much in college and getting the spins. They were so bad I was having trouble walking, and along with the spins, I was having horrible nausea, a weird metallic taste in my mouth, contraction-like cramping and contractions, 1 cm of dilation, and a plethora of other wonderful symptoms. I wasn’t planning on going in but a call to my doctor’s office instructed that I do so. Dom thankfully went with me, and two bags of fluids later along with some medicine, we didn’t really leave with any answers. This morning I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor (plus more cramping and more awful dizzy spells) and the determination has been made that I have a virus that is affecting me worse than normal due to pregnancy. So that’s been awesome. To top it all off, I received some not-so-great news this afternoon that thankfully ended well, and I am just so. freaking. tired.
Dad: Dom is just sort of going with the flow and really stepping up to help around the house, with whatever I/we need, etc. So grateful to have him–I just wish his work schedule was a little less hectic at the moment.
Baby: Leo is measuring ahead (at 34 weeks instead of 33) and is doing well with a solid heart rate, tons of movement, and lots of hiccups.
The Bump: It’s definitely growing. I forgot what it’s like to not be able to reach your feet or generally do anything without help.
Sleep: Still elusive. I find myself attempting to nap a lot during the day because I can’t really sleep well at night. When I do sleep well, I don’t feel well rested the next day. I’d say only a month and a half left of this, but that’s not even close. Never sleeping again is definitely on our radar.
Cravings/Aversions: Today I wanted a frosty from Wendy’s. Yesterday I really wanted Christmas cookies my friend Emily brought over. I also want to chew on ice constantly (which probably has to do with me having slightly low iron). That’s about it. It’s a definitely change from the bread and meat days.
Missing: Not feeling so exhausted and feeling like I can do a lot more physically. I don’t like constantly feeling out of breath. I know I’ll miss my bump when this is all said and done though. I didn’t feel that way with Isla, but I’m enjoying being pregnant this time around much more than I was with her.
Looking forward to: His arrival. It’s starting to feel more imminent and I can’t wait to be a family of four (even if it makes me really nervous).
Best moment this week: Ugh. My almost-three-hour nap today? I think that’s about it. It’s been a long week. I also really appreciate that the house is clean right now.
Symptoms: I think my blurb above pretty much covers it. I’m on medicine to help with vertigo and some other things and hoping that will make a big difference…and quick. It hasn’t so far, but I only took my first pill three hours ago and I really don’t know how the medicine works.
Movement: He’s been moving like crazy, thank God. I was a little nervous with everything happening the past two days, but all is well.
Happy or moody: Meh. Exhausted. Can that qualify as my mood? I’m just so tired and ready to hibernate all weekend.
Purchases for baby: Nothing this week. Absolutely obsessed with our new diaper bag though.
Advice/Commentary from others: Nothing really. I feel like I haven’t really spoken to that many people this week because I’ve been so out of it. I’m sure it will come the bigger I get and the closer we move to our due date.