I'm going to be straight up honest. This has been the worst week of my pregnancy by far. Monday I found out I failed the three hour gestational diabetes test (while I was at my office so that was fun). I'm still coughing 2.5 weeks later. I flew to DC late Monday night after being a disaster all Monday afternoon about the diabetes thing. Flying is basically killing me at this point because of sitting for so long. My right ribs have been hurting when sitting but then I woke up yesterday with my left side in an indescribable about of pain. After a visit to the doc, she informed me that was a rib problem too. I just can't win!! Imagine coughing with screwed up ribs. No meds work. Just shoot me. But today I'm on a plane again and mom told me to go with plastic bags and ask if they'll fill them with ice to lay on my ribs. We shall see.
Size of Baby: 15.7" and almost 3 pounds. Size of a large cabbage
Weight Gain: Ugh since I've been trying to stick to this new way of eating per the diabetes thing and I actually lost the few pounds I had gained. The doc doesn't care since all is well with the baby.
Maternity Clothes: Not really, just the shorts I wore in St. Thomas last week. I got a few gap tees and I've tried them on but I look goofy because my stomach isn't big enough. My baby shower dress was regular Lilly, just a size up for comfort.
Nursery: Dad hung the drapes and they look even better than I thought they would!
Movement: All the time!
Movement: All the time!
Symptoms: See above. Trying to take things day by day. And countdown 10 more weeks. It could be worse.
Sleep: Mostly ok but the last couple nights I just ache. Benadryl is assisting my sleep.
Cravings: None. Nothing I'm supposed to eat for this diabetes sounds good so this should be interesting. When I meet with the consultant about it I'm going to tell her to give me a few things for each meal I can eat then I'll eat the same on repeat for 10 weeks.
And poor Kevin. He's been a champ through all of this. He met me at home mid afternoon Monday just to listen to me and was the voice of reason. I didn't ask him to leave work early, he just showed up at the house because he just knew I needed him. He steps in and cooks dinner. He's been taking care of things at the house because we had to move out of our bedroom and bathroom while our bathroom renovation is going on for a couple weeks. He's taking good care of mills. Basically he's been amazing.