May 1, 2014

29 weeks

happy last week in the 20's!

week 29 is here and making itself known!

i am constantly oscillating between feeling super on top of things (like i said the other day) to feeling like "oh sh!t - i still have x,y,z to do!" (i probably won't be happy until there's a carseat strapped in, a hospital bag packed, baby clothes and bedding washed, and house scrubbed clean one last time....all things that probably won't happen for another 6-7 weeks.  er, i mean we'll clean in between but probably not a good scrub until closer to go time and obviously the master bathroom should take top priority...ahem...)

after months of claiming a side-effect free pregnancy - my feet are now in a constant state of semi swollen and fat.  no matter how often i prop them up at work or how much water i drink, they kind of just puff up a bit until i get home and lay on my side for about an hour.

probably due to the extra fluid being retained in my feet, i'm now having to get up at least once a night to potty - which makes it really difficult to fall back asleep.

i'm convinced, if old sayings hold any truth, that baby Lucy is going to come out completely bald.  i've not had heartburn once!  BUT i've started to experience some indigestion.  which, is that the same thing?  i've heard of pregnant ladies complain about raging heartburn to the point they thought they were having heart issues.  mine feels like i need to burp or have something stuck in my esophagus - so if that is indeed heartburn, maybe Lucy will have a light fluff of hair?

i'm also starting to feel incredibly slow.  bill and i went to the cherokee triangle art fair last weekend - it wasn't too crowded but i constantly felt like someone was behind me waiting for me to walk faster.  bill usually walks faster than me anyways, but lately i just can't keep up and am constantly reminding him to slow down.  it was nice and warm out too - close to 80 - and in the shade with a breeze it was wonderful.  it wasn't until we got back to the car i realized how hot it actually was.  i had pretty much sweat through the seat of my pants.  very humbling - especially considering we were headed to the diaper class right after.

a few weeks ago i called to start my registration process with short term disability (i don't know how most places of employment do maternity leave, but where i work i get 6 weeks of short term disability paid leave but can take another 6 weeks off through the FMLA act - though it is unpaid unless i use vacation time).  so anyways, i've called and am talking to a representative - giving typical information.  she needed to know when my first prenatal doctor visit was, when i'm due, who my doctor was...etc.  we have clearly established i am pregnant and taking the leave for this reason.  so when she asked her next question i couldn't help but laugh and ask for further clarification.  the lady, very seriously asked, "what are your symptoms?"

...crickets.  and then laughter.  excuse me?- i said...and then laughed again - there's a baby kicking me from the inside?  there's an alien-looking being in my womb according to an ultrasound?

she seemed flustered at that point, never really acknowledging it was kind of a weird question.  i'm sure she was reading off a standard form that is actually used for real disability claims (not pregnancy) so she conceded and moved on.

i'm looking forward to the next 11 weeks - baby showers, my mom and aunt visiting and coming to shop, becoming an aunt, myself, again! in june

trying to get in extra cuddles and lovins with my fur babies, too!  i can't tell if woodford thinks we've created a fun palace for him in the nursery or if he knows something big is about to happen and he's protecting the space.
a few last items
  • i've bought a whole frozen key lime pie at the grocery the past 2 weeks.  i cannot get enough of the tart flavor.
  • sonic's diet cherry limeade. enough said. (this was a pre pregnancy thing too)
  • Lucy is now the size of a butternut squash - 15.2 inches long and 2.5 lbs
  • i hope to get in one prenatal massage soon..hint...bill...mother's day...hint.
  • i'm attempting to sew a couple crib sheets and cradle sheets
  • i'm really behind on my knitting and am semi depressed i haven't made Lucy anything yet
  • i wake up at least once a night with the panic of where i will change Lucy while she sleeps in our room (it's not even a big deal when i'm awake - but in my sleep i'm concerned?)
  • i'm trying to justify paying for an elective ultrasound so i can see Lucy with some fat on her cheeks!


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