Monday, January 25, 2010

Kitty Attention and Blood Test Results

My growing belly recieved some attention from my cat today. It was hilarious. I was sitting there watching a labor video with the nurses that visit me and Cabello came over and sat nose-to-belly and just stared. I wonder if he could see it moving or if he could hear something... who knows. It was just so funny to see staring so intently at my belly. That was the first time he has really paid it any irregular attention.
The nurse from my doctors office called to let me know that my glucose test came back normal, but that I am anemic. So I will start taking an iron supplement. No big deal. Just might be a reason I have been really tired. Nothing to worry about though.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

3rd Trimester!

Happy first day of the third trimester!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Glucose Test

Today I went in for the glucose test. They have you drink some sugar drink, sit for an hour, then they draw your blood. I had heard that the stuff you drink was really bad, like choking down a glass full of sugar. The lab tech even said "Try not to throw up or we will have to try again on a different day." I have to say that I liked the stuff. Reminded me of that juice you get at the gas station for kids called Bug Juice. I could drink it more often. I didn't get the test results today. I am sure they will be fine though.
On a followup to my previous post about the UTI, those antibiotics they gave me are making me feel pretty nasty,nitrofurantoin. Nausea and diarrhea. No fun. I almost almost done with them though. It isn't any worse than having morning sickness and it beats an irritated feeling in the woo hoo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Urinary Tract Infection

Yesterday I woke up with super super discomfort down there. I went into the ob gyn and they did a catheter urine collection (super not fun). Now I am taking some antibiotics for a Urinary Tract Infection. I hate hate hate UTI! It feels like life should just stop until I get relief.
I also went to see a psychiatric nurse yesterday. She is starting me on Zoloft to see if we can't get me through this pregnancy in one piece.
Then I had quite the breakdown last night because I couldn't get my internet router to work right. I want to watch Netflix on my Xbox, but since I have started to use a router my internet signal is either super low or dies out, which turns off whatever movie I am watching. After a bad day all I wanted was to just relax with a movie but instead I spent about two hours on the phone with my brother trying to fix it and it still isn't fixed. Not only that but the connection isn't secure so whatever Joe Shmo wants to steal my signal is free to it. Every time I secure the signal I lose it altogether. And I just can't get over it and walk away. I just think about it over and over. Who I should call or see or google to get it fixed... What I should say to them... Ideas about whats wrong or how I can fix it... All blasted night!!! Argggggg! !@!%#%
I hate life right now. I really do.
I have my OB appointment later today, so maybe then I will have something to say that is actually relevant to the pregnancy blog.

Added later:
I am pretty sure that my computer and router are fixed. I ponied up some dough to get a technician from the router company to configure and secure it for me. Things are looking brighter. At my OB appointment they got me some more pills for my UTI, to help with the discomfort. They make my pee bright orangey red, which I find delightfully amusing. Everything looks fine with the pregnancy. He says I measure 26 weeks, which is only 5 days off of my actual 26 weeks and 5 days. Which, would make sense to me since I think I may be a little less far along because of my long cycles. Heart rate 152. Weight gain fine.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Yup I am going to talk about poop. Sorry, but I have to document everything or else this wouldn't be a complete pregnancy journal.
I've read over and over how pregnancy makes you constipated. Well guess what! Not me. Pregnancy has actually regulated my bowels. I used to be lucky if I went twice a week. I had hemorrhoids and Irritible Bowel Syndrome. Now I am going almost every day and haven't noticed any hemorrhoids. So, for all the negative side effects I've had, take note that pregnancy has fixed my pooper.
Cat in Toilet Pictures, Images and Photos

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Knitting and "Popping the Pubes"

I have collected a lot of patterns that I would like to make for my baby and finally got the motivation to get started. I just finished these booties. Next I am going to start on some baby pants made out of sock yarn.
Not a whole lot to report on the pregnancy.
I had Brady try a OMM (osteopathic manipulative medicine) procedure he learned in school a year or so ago called "popping the pubes" on Sunday because a friend of mine said that it is good for treating pubic symphesis problems. I think that it did help a bit because it wasn't as painful to do certain things in swimming class on Monday as it was last week. I think I will have Brady do this procedure every week and hopefully it will keep things bearable.
I wish time would go faster! It still seems like I have forever. 100 days to go!!!