First of all....yay for the 3rd trimester!!! If everything goes as planned and I get a c-section on November 1st (the day I am hoping for), I only have 79 days left of this pregnancy, like just over 11 weeks - yikes, that's coming up quick!
In the last two weeks I have gotten ZERO done for Lydia's arrival.
I went back to work on August 5th and once I get home I feel done. I feel like a loser for being so tired. Basically all I can do is rest once I get home. Thank goodness Chris has been doing whatever he can to help with the kids and me. He even went to the store and bought Epsom salt the other day because my feet were so swollen from walking around the fair for 6 hours (okay, the cream puff probably didn't help either...or the cheese curds). He also has been trying to be encouraging....
Besides the normal fatigue, I am feeling pretty good. Tomorrow I will be 28 weeks. 28 weeks is when I went to ER with Lily and was subsequently admitted to the ICU for a blood clot, then transferred to Labor & Delivery with pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome and stayed there until she arrived at 31 weeks.
I am feeling grateful that I am doing as well as I am this time around and am very conscious that I am on "borrowed time". I don't know what it is, but I just have a really good feeling that this time around I am going to be able to work all the way up until my c-section...like all the most of the other moms I know!
Last week Wednesday night after working a 12-hour day I got home and there were 2 beautiful pink Gymboree boxes waiting for me from my Aunt and my cousin - it made my night. Oh, and the hat, I just about died. How cute? You know I am obsessed with hats and Gymboree and butt ruffles.
Weight Gain: 13 pounds
Sleep: Actually since I am back to work I am so exhausted that I am sleeping really good
Name: Lydia Jane
Feeling: Well, remember my last post when I was talking about my terrible indigestion and how it was making me feel awful. I started Prevacid that day and OH.MY.WORD. it's apparently a miracle drug that I knew nothing about. And I couldn't have started it at a better time. We went to the fair and I was worried about what I would be able to eat, but my cheese curds made my belly happy! So, basically I love Prevacid!
Cravings: Because I can eat anything...I have been...lately Qdoba veggie burritos are my favorite (even with Pico de Gallo and no indigestion!)
Health: Since I have been back to work my feet have been pretty swollen every night, so I have been elevating them almost every night. Other than that and being tired and randomly puking the other day, I feel good.
Belly: It's out of control.
Frecklestache: I seriously need to do something about it because I have a maternity photo shoot coming up and I just don't think I look to wonderful with a mustache.
Current Medications: Arixtra shots once/day in stomach for Factor II, taking prenatal and slow release iron and Prevacid my new favorite thing in the whole wide world!!!
Next Appointment: August 22nd Ultrasound, Glucose Test, Routine Visit