Thought I would go ahead and do a little baby update “Quick Takes”-style, because I haven’t done either of those for a while.
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We are just this week entering into the third trimester. So far, all five days of it, have been fine. Minimal aches and pains (except those mentioned below). And really other than a slightly-rough first trimester, this pregnancy has been pretty easy, at least on the physical side. I know I tend to get very overly emotional while pregnant, and that has been in full swing. But, that aside, all things have been good.
Here’s to continuing that trend for the next 12+ weeks!
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Tests and shots:
Today at my appointment I did my glucose test. (I’ll have the results early next week.) A few things about that, I know everyone hates, hates, hates to get that particular test, but if you could somehow convince your doctor or midwife to switch to something other than orange-syrup-goo it would probably take some of the gross out of it.
The drink they gave today had the label “Fruit Punch”. And it wasn’t actually even that sweet (I mean, it was definitely sweet enough, but not like the sickly syrup sweet). It’s also served cold, which makes it go down easier.
Before this baby that office had a Sprite-like carbonated drink (also served cold).
So, vote for change. Because the orange goo isn’t all that’s out there.
I also talked them out of giving me the early test (I think at around 15 weeks or something). I guess it’s policy to have women who’ve had a baby over 9lbs (that was John for me) take an early test just to be sure they aren’t showing signs of diabetes, etc… I did that last baby and ended up not passing that test, so I had to sit for the 3-hr test, and then I had to sit for the regular 28-week test…. And Karl was fine, so I told them I wouldn’t be doing it this time.
I also had the least painful Rhogam shot I’ve ever had done. 🙂
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Since I haven’t posted one for a while.
I miss having my 5-yr-old photographer to take my pictures. I’m pretty much no-good at belly-selfies and the mirrors we have in the house are either too dirty or too small for pictures.
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Aches and Pains:
Like I mentioned above, not too many. I seem to end up with heart burn most days, but it’s not too intense. I also will get uncomfortable when I sit at the office. I tried switching chairs, I’ve tried sitting on pillows, but pretty much if I sit down at the office my leg will start to hurt. I think it might be related to sciatic nerve pain, but it’s not really that intense, so it’s manageable.
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Baby Z. is head down already. His bum is up under the right side of my rib cage and his legs/feet are over on the left. Midwife held up her hands for what she felt around his head, and this little guy looks like he’s good sized. Basing it on my other ones though I’m not surprised.
I realize though that this could change if he decides to move. So far though, once my kids are head down, they’ve stayed that way.
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Getting the house ready:
I know, it may be a little bit early, but…..
So far we’ve only managed to rearrange Katherine’s room a bit so that we can put the crib there (that was ’bout a month ago).
I attempted to start getting the crib set up today, but once I went and found all the big pieces in the attic and brought them into the bedroom, I couldn’t find any of the hardware…. So, ummmmm…… good thing we started early right? Because I looked in all the places I thought they could possibly be and I didn’t see them.
We’ll continue that tomorrow… or next week… or sometime…
I also realized the complete impossibility of me being able to set up the crib with only the help of six hands under aged five, so it’s probably a good thing I couldn’t even start or I would have just gotten really frustrated.
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Kiddos and Baby Z.:
Katherine is getting really excited about Z’s impending arrival. I think the room change and bringing the crib down are definitely helping that. I pulled out a sleeper outfit from the box when we were in the attic and she went all “ooooooohhh, look at the little baby feet! He’s gonna have little baby feet” in a high-pitched voice.
She also loves to feel him at night right before she goes to bed. However Baby Z. doesn’t appear to be awake most days around 7:00PM much to her disappointment. She tries to tell him to “wake up”, but he’s not very compliant.
Karl is a little mixed up ’bout things I think.
For example: the other day I found a video of Katherine from when she was a few months old, Karl was with me while it was playing, he piped up “It’s baby Zachawy Thomas?”
He also came trotting down the stairs on a different day stating “I’m baby Kahwol Zachawy”
And finally he’s taken to answering a good number of questions with “Zachawy Thomas”. Questions such as “where are you going?”
Johnny tries to feel Baby Z. moving, but he gets a little shy about putting his hand on my belly. He does get really excited when he happens to feel a kick.
That’s all for this evening folks. Must get the overtired little ones to bed!
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