Bright and Early. Or just early.

August 12, 2009 § 1 Comment

I woke up a little before 6 this morning. And now seem to be almost entirely wide awake. It’s not my usual pattern, which tends to follow bathroom breaks every two to three hours a night, with my first waking period being 1:30, followed by 3:30-4, then around 7 and then I go back to bed until about quarter to 10. Usually. Depending on how much time was spent trying to get back to sleep during one of those interruptions, I may find my lie-in can last past 11.

All bets will be off once little one gets here, off course.

I discovered some interesting facts yesterday about how much weight I should expect to lose immediately upon having the baby, and then in the weeks to come. The article said “Don’t expect to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight for quite a while,” but based on the numbers they threw out there, and the fact that through this pregnancy I’ve only gained 15 pounds so far, it sounds like I should go past my pre-pregnancy weight and weigh less than I did to start. Go me!

Of course, my pre-pregnancy weight isn’t all that great to begin with, but I’ll take what I can get.

One thing I have been looking forward to in delivering the baby was a return to normalcy in my bathroom habits. The MOST annoying thing to me about being pregnant (of all the inconveniences and random pains etc) is the peeing ALL. THE. TIME. It wouldn’t be so bad, I suppose if our one and only bathroom was not positioned at the farthest point in the house from our bedroom, and involved a flight of stairs, but there you go. I have contemplated peeing in a bowl by the bed, and fantasized about a return to chamber pots; but so far have had no accidents, and have just sucked it up and made my multiple nocturnal journeys.

So imagine my surprise and chagrin to read in this article that my need to eliminate will go UP after delivery, and I may not even feel it do to the trauma to those areas resulting from the birthing process? Apparently, it is typical to lose another four pounds of water weight over the next week through urination and perspiration, which sound like I’m gonna be a hot mess. Who may pee the bed. Not only will my child’s elimination needs be a new concern, but mine will now be as well. Oh fun.

Last night, we contemplated a trip to the ER, as my heart began to pound heavily for a very long time, and I couldn’t sit up for any length without becoming dizzy and light headed. I figure it is probably dehydration, so I am drinking more water and such. I just don’t want to make any trips to the hospital until it is TIME, and unless it seems dire and imperative that I go. I’m just lazy like that. So I listened to my HypBirth CD’s to relax and try and regulate my breathing/heartbeat, drank more water and went to bed. By the end of the CD, I felt better, and my heart rate had slowed down to a more normal rate, and I was able to get some sleep.

I’m feeling much better today, and my other problem seems to have slowed down, if not resolved itself. YAY! I hope.

I think I may be able to go back to bed now, and squeeze out a few more precious hours of sleep. I was starting to get concerned by last night that with the weakness and exhaustion brought on by my little bug, if I were to go into labor, I wouldn’t have the strength to endure it. So I’m going to try and recoup today, and hopefully build up for The Big One. And maybe after that, start packing carbs. Like before a race.


UPDATE: Still Pregnant.

August 9, 2009 § 7 Comments

Yeah for any who may be interested, concerned or mildly curious, my extended absence from lj had nothing to do with being in labor or anything. We just couldn’t access lj for several days there. Not real sure why but we could not pull it up at all. It was the only site we had trouble accessing. I blame the Russians.

So, yeah, still pregnant. Today, the pastor– from the pulpit– asked, “Dawn! Why are you still here?”

I’m huge, and getting… huger. Each day, I can see how my stretch marks have grown longer. I think they are going to grow right over my shoulders and start working down my back soon. But my nursing bras came yesterday, so I’m very happy about that. I’m even more happy that they were only $20 a piece, and are very comfy.

Tomorrow is going to be miserable. They are calling for thunderstorms and 97 degree temps. UGH. There is also an excessive heat warning until Tuesday. Is there anything worse than HOT thunderstorms? blecch

I’ve been sick for several days now. Seems those flu-like symptoms I was having last week were the precursor to a genuine stomach bug. I was running a low grade fever, and at this point, I do not believe there is anything left in my intestines. I called the doc and spoke to a nurse and she said there is really nothing they can have me take for it since I’m pregnant, but on the bright side, with my bowel being so irritated, it may push me into labor by triggering contractions. So, influenza for the WIN! I just keep taking Tylenol for the fever/achiness of it all, and hoping things will move along.

Oddly enough, it really hasn’t affected my appetite– I remain very very hungry. All the time.

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June 28, 2009 § 2 Comments

My mother and some ladies at church have agreed to donate some sheets to my babysling cause! YAYZ!! I also talked to a friend of mine who makes dresses for little girls, and she is thinking about partnering with me at the Farmer’s Market so that my inventory is not so very specific. Someone also offered up their 10×10 canopy and a 6 foot table, so I am good to go!!


I think I might be getting a cold. I had a lot of trouble breathing last night, and today I’m pretty stopped up. And my throat is all itchy. And my sinuses are kinda… sore. Uck. All I can take is Tylenol and Benadryl. Which will completely knock me out. Especially since napping is my favorite right now anyway. yawn

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My dog is bugging me.

February 7, 2008 § 8 Comments

I’m home today because i am sick, not so I can play with Mocha. But Mocha does not understand this. The fact that I am home MUST mean that I should play with her because I am here right? And what use am I if not to give all my undivided attention to her. So she keeps doing things to annoy me and get my attention. Like sit on the laundry. Or mysteriously leave the room and get into mischief.

She’s not the type who is content to lay at her master’s feet or sit beside one and be petted. No, she must wriggle around and walk in circles and whine that I’m not exciting enough. If she weren’t the monstrously huge hound that she is, I would just have her sit up on the bed with me and snuggle– which is what she really wants. Heck, I would let her up here even now. But Matt would be most displeased. So on the floor she stays.

On a brighter note, I have taught her a new trick and we are both quite pleased with ourselves. I can get her to hold a cookie on her nose until I tell her it’s ok to eat it.

This is most impressive considering how food obsessed this dog is. She trembles as you fill her food dish, and just this morning I had to retrieve a used tissue she was munching on that she stole from the trash. I haven’t tried to have her hold the cookie on her nose for more than 20-30 seconds, I think she might spaz if I did that. Baby steps…

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