Thursday, April 12, 2012

31 weeks and a picture

Hi All,
Sorry I've been MIA.  Life has been super busy and stressful lately.

I saw the OB yesterday and suddenly I'm measuring 4 weeks behind. ??? He wasn't concerned, and neither am I, as I think it's just due to the fact that Baby Girl changed positions.  And I also measured behind in ALL of my previous pregnancies.  Keeping my fingers crossed that the baby will be between 6 and 7 pounds when she is born.

The name... ugh, I keep changing my mind.  Originally I was just gonna go with what Josh picked, but it just doesn't fit.  So now we're back to square one.  I can't even begin to tell you how frustrating/unsettling it is for me not to have a name.  Today my sister and I were talking about it in the car, and sweet Christian (who is almost 5) piped up and said, "Maybe when the baby comes out you'll know what to name her."  I'm really hoping he's right!!

Here is a picture of me taken on Tuesday, the day I turned 31 weeks:

I have the sweetest OB ever.  He's like a grandpa, and so kind and compassionate.  I was asking him if there was anything I could do to help with my fatigue.  On Monday I slept from 5:30pm to 7:30am and still could hardly drag myself out of bed. It's almost debilitating.  Unfortunately, it just goes with the territory of being pregnant, I guess.  He said it's all cardiovascular, and that my heart is having to pump SO MUCH extra blood/fluid that it's kind of like I'm in a constant state of exercising... even when I'm sitting on my rear on the couch eating black jelly beans. ;-)

I'm looking into something called Super Food that is supposed to help with energy, but for now I just rest as much as I can and drink an iced coffee or diet soda if things get really super bad. 

Other than that we're just plugging along.  My mom is having some pretty major health issues, so if you remember, prayers would be greatly appreciated for her!

Hope you're all doing well and staying healthy!

1 comment:

  1. Showing 4 weeks behind, I hope that doesn't mean you will deliver 4 weeks later. I hope you look into the super food and it works, can't wait to hear about it. I wonder if your doctor could give you a B12 shot? I know they give people energy I don't know if it is safe during pregnancy but you could ask him.
    As for the name, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Sarah, Grace, Lily, Delaney, Bryn, oh boy this is hard.
    I will say a prayer for your mom, hope it is nothing serious.
    xoxo, MB