Saturday, March 27, 2010

Baby Shower

Last week my good friends Megan and Kelly threw me a baby shower. Kelly is an awesome friend who moved from Iowa when we did with her medical school husband. Megan moved here around the same time with her husband from Idaho. Kelly just had her first baby in January and Megan will have her first in July. I am so glad to them as friends and it is so nice to have friends with lives so similar to mine right now. Everyone who came to the shower was from our church, except one who is a female medical student also from Iowa. I am pretty lucky to have had a shower since I don't really know too many people here. It was way fun and I am so glad I did!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Almost time!

Three more weeks till my due date. I am super excited to have the baby in my arms and not my belly. Everything looks right on track. I am measuring exactly where I should. Her heart rate is good. She seems to be head down. Next week they will start to check my cervix to see if I am dilating.
I am going to try to be off Trazadone by the time she gets here. I didn't take any last night and didn't sleep well, but as long as I don't get the crazy withdrawal effects I am going to be okay. I figure my body will eventually have to give in to sleep. I am okay with having trouble with that; I mean I am having a hard time from pregnancy itself. What I am worried about is the discontinuation syndrome that I got last time I tried to stop. Good thing is this time I am have a doctors help.
On new pregnancy side effects I have to add painful hands and feet. Its tough to close a fist. They don't look obviously swollen but they do feel odd and uncomfortable.
I have started to wash baby clothes and blankets and I packed my hospital back. So now I am ready whenever she is. But I gotta be patient!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Maternity Photos

I had a lot of fun a couple weekends ago getting some maternity photos taken. My brother in-law and sister in-law were super nice enough to do them for me. I felt super glamorous and even beautiful. I don't have any digital copies so I took a picture of one of the pictures to post on here. Isn't it great!

UTI Round 2

I have another Urinary Tract Infection. However, I am looking at this as a good thing because my sinuses are still really swollen too. I started an antibiotic today that will hopefully clear both! Yay I may be all better soon!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sick and Pregnant

So I have been in various stages of sick since the end of February. It started with a cough and congestion in the morning for a week, then it went to killer sore throat, low fever and body aches for a couple days, then my nasal passages all but swelled shut. Thats what I've slowly recovering from now. My throat is still sore and my nostrils are still swollen but I am managing with some Sudafed, Netti Pot rinses, and an indugent nasal spritz before bed. It feels like this is lasting forever and I hope I don't catch something else before I get better. Good news for me is today at my OB appointment he declared that I have lost three pounds (probably from being sick) so I decided I deserved a bag of donuts as a reward for all my suffering. I am so in love with pastries lately and chocolate milk. I have been drinking a lot of chocolate milk to make up for all the time that it made me sick earlier in my pregnancy.