Ugh, I can't think of anything much worse than having a cold, except maybe having a cold when you're 31-weeks pregnant. I've been dealing with it for the past week and a half and it's getting really old. I finally broke down and bought some Tylenol Sinus, which is helping, some. But, my poor immune system can't work like it should because I can't freakin sleep. I've entered the wonderful phase of waking up several times a night because I have to go to the bathroom. And then I am thirsty on top of that so I become a popsicle walking downstairs to get cold water because I can only sleep if it's 60 degrees in the house, so the house is freezing after being in my bed. So, after getting the water and dancing around to stay warm while I drink it, I then spend 10 minutes trying to warm up again once I get back in the bed. Of course, I am usually wide awake at this point so it takes forever to get back to sleep. Then, I usually start the whole process over again a few hours later. I tried keeping a glass of water upstairs to prevent going the fridge, but the water tasted gross to me for some reason, so I haven't done it again. I don't know what it is, but I love our water, I just don't like the ice I have to put in the glass to keep it cold while I sleep. So, back to the original point. I can't sleep because of the bathroom/water process so my immune system isn't working at its best so I can't kick this flippin cold. I am so tired of blowing my nose and coughing. And I know I am driving my coworkers crazy with all the awful sounds. Combining a cold with the general achiness and miserable state of being 31-weeks pregnant just doesn't make for a happy lady. I really need to be resting and relaxing to get ready for delivery, but I can't do that unless I can better. Ugh, and I read the labor/delivery chapter of What to Expect last night and I started crying. Crying is really hard when you have a cold. But, I cried anyway because reading that stuff scared and overwhelmed me. I have read pieces of it before, but the reality that all of that stuff will be happening in just a few weeks combined with being exhausted and sick just got the best of me.
Only 60 more days. Wow.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I had my 30-week check up this week and thankfully, it was not as exciting as the 28-week visit. Aubrey's heartbeat was 148 and my blood pressure was awesome at 118/72. I am still measuring right on track so everything is still good. I go back in 2 weeks for another regular check-up and then at 34 weeks they will start doing non stress tests on Aubrey to see how she is handling everything in there. Dr. Sharawy said they are doing that because of my blood pressure, which makes me laugh after hearing how good it has been. I'd still rather not be high risk, but there are a few perks and getting to hear her heart beat for 20 minutes is one of them.
Todd and I finally finished the letters for Aubrey's room and got them hung about an hour before the shower. While I am still not 100% sure I like them, they are stuck up there, so no going back now. However, they are cute and I do love the butterflies and ladybugs on them.
This picture washes them out so here they are on her dresser before we put them up.
Lacey and Betty hosted our first baby shower on November 2nd. We decided to have it at our house so fitting all the people in was a tight squeeze, but we managed. I love having people over so getting to have that mix of people at my house was a lot of fun. I love baby showers, but being at one for me and Todd was kind of surreal. Plus having all of that attention on you is kind of nerve wracking. We got a lot of good gifts so we are well on our way to getting the things she needs. Of course, I am still working on the thank you notes, but we are so appreciative of everyone who came and brought gift for her. It's at times like this, you realize how truly awesome your family and friends are. We would never be able to afford all of the things we've been given and I can't wait for Aubrey to here to enjoy them.
Lacey and Jeffrey made sure everyone knew which house the party was at with these balloons!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
We had our 3d ultrasound yesterday and of, course Miss Aubrey was not very cooperative. She kept trying to hide her face with her foot and in the process, was kicking herself, which was kind of cute. At the end, she decided that she had had enough of us and tried to tuck her head in a spot behind my placenta so we knew it was time to quit at that point. But, we did get a couple of really cute shots and it was awesome to stare at her for 30 minutes. We got all of the pics on cd and then the whole process was put on DVD, which is really cool. The only bad news is I have an anterior placenta, which is why I am not feeling her kicks as much as other women. The ultrasound tech had told me that at my 12-week ultrasound and I forgot all about it until the tech reminded me yesterday. That means the placenta is attached the front of my uterus instead of the back side, like most placentas are. But, Mom said it shouldn't be a problem unless it's down close to the cervix, which could cause problems in delivery. But, we won't know that for a while, so I am not going to worry about it. The other little concern I have is that the umbilical cord is right near her head. I just have the fear of it getting wrapped around her neck. I know that she will move some more before she comes, but I just hope it's away from that cord. I can't help but worry. It's the mommy in me!Side profile