The first trimester of my pregnancy moved soooooo slow. It seemed like the days weren’t going anywhere. Now that we are down to the last 8 weeks, I feel like time is slipping by and I have so much more to do! Ahhhhhhh! Can you believe it? Baby boy is almost here!
This morning I had a dream that I woke up, reached down and felt his lil head already crowning. Then all of a sudden he just slid out. Easy peasy. Now if only it would really be like that. Only weird thing was that he was white lol…UPS man’s child?
So last Friday I had the dreaded glucose test. Today the midwife calls to tell me that my sugar levels were so high that I’ve been diagnosed with….you guessed it. GESTATIONAL DIABETES. I now have to meet with a diabetic specialist and monitor my sugar levels with a blood poke 4 times a day 😩. It is now a zero carb diet for me. Only meats and veggies.
Someone was proud to show off his turtle yesterday. Of course Tuan says he gets it from his daddy.
Someone has decided he would try to escape 3 months early yesterday. After a shot of terbutaline to stop the contractions and 3 hours of fetal monitoring, we finally got to go home on the grounds that I spend the day resting. As for the video, hear all the “dog barking” like noises? That’s lil man trying to kick the sensors off my belly. He’s such a bratty boy. Let’s all pray he stops being so crazy and wait at least another 10 weeks to come…..my Rexie boy.
We are 3 classes in on a 12 class course on the Bradley Birth Method. It’s a more detailed course that teaches you everything from relaxation techniques, massage methods and basic child care. What I love most about this course is that it’s very hands on with your husband/partner. They show the dads how to help us expectant moms deal with the how labor/delivery process, how to care for the infant so moms can rest, what key things to keep an eye out for to help new mommies transition into their new roles.
Yesterday the dads had to pick out certain items out of a huge mixed stack of baby gear on the floor without any help from a female. They were able to help one another complete the task though. They had to pick out a onesie, wash cloth, burp cloth, bath towel and a diaper. The teacher then had them practice on give a doll a diaper change, sponge bath and dress them afterwards. It was all super cute. Tuan tells me after class that he can not wait to bathe Baby Rex!
Here’s the doll he chose to practice on…lol
We are now at 6 months, with 4 more to go!! Baby Rex is now about 8 1/2″ and 1 1/2 lbs. Sooooo tiny still.
Yesterday Baby Rex had his first inutero carnival ride. I trip over some therapy cords at work while setting a patient up. Do not worry! I landed on my hands and knees but the impact rocked me forward and I hit the top of my head on the ground. I was afraid my arms would give out so I had tucked my head in. Jammed my neck pretty hard. We’ve been in bed rest all morning but Baby Rex is busy jamming away. Thank God he’s ok!
Today is also my BFF daughter’s birthday. Our wild diva who keeps our life interesting. Isn’t she a beauty?
Have you ever felt like you pulled a groin muscle? Like as if your nether regions did a million burpees? This is what we are dealing with now. Just the simple action of getting up from my work chair to walk takes the breath out of me. What the freaking hell? Suddenly I’m moving like a 90 year old arthritic woman.
Guess what? There’s nothing to make it go away. I guess I could soak in an espsom salt bath to help with the aches but that means I have to climb into the tub. I can barely lift my leg to put my shoes on let alone climb a mountain to get in and out of a tub. Shoot me now!