Thursday, April 23, 2015

Week 30 Pregnancy Journal

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.  

How far along?  30 weeks 

Size of Baby: 15.7" and almost 3 pounds.  Size of a large cabbage

Gender: Not finding out and by the way, it's gotten easier not knowing as the time keeps ticking.

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!

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. 

What I Miss:  I shouldn't go there this week. Sorry I'm not a happy person right now.

Best Moment This Week:  Our baby shower!!!  Thank you all for your sweet comments yesterday on it!

Looking Forward To:  This weekend and I don't plan to sit the entire time. Only standing or laying.  :)

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.  


  1. Hope you start feeling better! That cough sounds so uncomfortable!

  2. Hang in there friend, I can imagine it's not a ton of fun. I hope you're feeling better soon and I am glad Kevin is taking such good care of you :)

  3. You've got this. A new, fresh week will help a lot! You should treat yourself this week.....a pedicure, a shopping trip, or maybe some spa time. Just keep yourself as distracted as possible!

  4. Ugh...I am so sorry about GD and the ribs. Poor thing. especially with the traveling you have to do. You are almost there and she will be worth it! Yes, I think you are having a girl :)

  5. I'm so sorry about this. I had a horrible cough around Christmas time and I was utterly miserable (even though I wasn't even pregnant). I hope that the doctors can help you figure out something soon and your traveling can end. Be gentle with yourself.

  6. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear the news, but I know you will do great with everything. I'm sending good thoughts your way for the coughing and rib stuff to go away. No fun! Love that Kevin is being such a rock for you, he is obviously already in protector mood.

  7. Sorry you're having a rough week, friend! Tomorrow is Friday so there's a little ray of sunshine for ya! :)

  8. Don't fret about the gtt test. I've heard of many ppl failing the first one then passing the second test. So there's hope!! I'm sorry you're still feeling sick. I'm sure it's because of your weakened immune system. I hope you have a better weekend!!
    Ally - Life as I know it

    1. Ok I'm a dummy I just realized you were talking about the second gtt test! :(

  9. my mom has gestational diabetes with my brother. Boring food, but not too bad. Once she had him, though, she had me get her chocolate! I hope you get to feeling better.

  10. Hang in there sister! If you have any questions about the GDM thing just email me. I do diabetes education a lot at work so I'll be happy to help in anyway that I can. You got this!!