Tuesday, November 19, 2013

34ish weeks

Had my 34 week appt today, I was in such a rush to get little people out the door and didn't have time to eat breakfast officially, so I quickly had a half a glass of carnation instant breakfast. Right as Eli's bus pulled up, I was doubled over the sink throwing up and peeing my pant at the same time, during which I was instructing Emma to get Eli's coat on. It was a wonderful morning, and no time to change since I have a long drive to the dr. office. So I turned on the heater in the car and hoped for the best.

When I got to the appt my pants weren't completely dry and I totally confessed because i didn't want her to think that pant peeing was my standard style. Were good friends she and I, were on a first name basis. :) She laughed and told me it happens more often than I think, most people just don't own up to it.

I put on 4 lbs, and I had to pee yet again and forgot to pee properly on the stick and so had to make due with what was left. I have a little protein in my urine, but nothing to worry about at this point. Blood pressure was borderline being high. 138/78 I thought for sure it would come down since I have been exercising religiously.

I have been having braxton hicks, my chatch aches, and I swear I have dropped. All of these things are new to me and I wonder about the possibility of me going into labor on my own. We shall see.

My Dr. was on vacation this week and the nurse that was covering for him told me I don't look 34 weeks along, even though I am measuring at 38.  I wanted to hug her. 

I have been feeling really great otherwise. We got the babies room set up and when we let Eli in to see he grabbed his blanket and asked to "get in" he was sad we wouldn't let him, by the end of the day though he was saying "babies room" the bedding and decore came from my sil Meg. It is so cute and I am really excited about it.

I am really determined to breastfeed this time and be successful at it. I told Jed I am stealing the recliner and putting it in Jaxon's room when he is born, since we have kids in and out of the house all the time, I don't want the girls need for sociality to suffer because of me and our house is the hub for playing at.  Being a little tucked away sounds better to me. I also found out that our insurance will pay for a breast pump as long as we get it from the hospital. I am hoping it will increase my chances of success.

 6 weeks to go, a little less I think. I am getting giddy. The girls are excited too and I find Emma reading my pregnancy pamphlets that came from our insurance. She is such a cutie.


  1. You look great! So sorry about the peeing. You are awesome to still go. And I had to laugh at the word chatch! I totally need to steal that from you. There are so many things I don't say since my father in law reads my blog. :) He would have no idea! I hope Jaxon comes early for you! You sound like you are doing great, keep up the awesome work!

  2. Awe did you see Keri today? We are just off! I should have gone this week since this is 6 weeks but they wanted me to see Dr later so I go next Tuesday. I love Keri and Melanie!

    1. Yep I saw them both today and I confessed my embarrassing awesomeness to Melanie. She is so nice and always just puts me at ease. Can't believe this is 6 weeks for you. So so crazy.

  3. Getting so close!!!

    Sorry about the puke-and-pee episode. No fun. Next time we see each other remind me to tell you about peeing myself on the ride to Oregon. Good times. Good times...

    I'm excited and hopeful for you and your breastfeeding plan!! There are some amazing lactation consultants out there (there are some lousy ones too... I've had to wade through a couple of those to find the great ones but the great ones do exist!!) who could assist you if needed. You know I'll be a big cheerleader for you if you want it! I had great BFing experiences with my boys and then my horrible awful no good very bad breastfeeding experience with Molly so I kinda feel like I've experienced both extremes and can offer some perspective :)

    Love you! You look great. SO EXCITED for your family!!

  4. Nursery looks darling and I like your idea of the recliner! You deserve a comfy retreat with Jaxon! Sorry about the peeing...happens to the best of us, including me then and now...

  5. Oh man, throw up and pee! you got a double doozy! Your nursery is really cute!