Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ramblings from the pregnant lady...

Just a quick update here, today has been challenging & my body is revolting. 

This week is a big week as I wrap up 28 weeks and enter week 29.  We have the second session of Infancy 101, our 3d/4d ultrasound, Gestational Diabetes testing & meeting with Dr. D'A.  Out of all of these I cant wait for the ultrasound.  I can't wait to see how big our Ninja is now.  He certainly feels healthy and powerful!

Here are some random changes in my day to day life with pregnancy: 

Crystal Light-  I was grocery shopping the other day and all the sudden remembered my friend Annie making this for me when I first found out I was pregnant.  It was by far the most delicious non alcoholic beverage I had ever had.  What is even funnier is I totally forgot about this drink until now.  It is still delish and the on the go packs are great for work!

Tums-  Though I do not like Tums at all, I have to take them every night now due to pregnancy induced heartburn.  It's pretty hot stuff to be belching away in bed.  haha!  If you have to eat Tums though, I do highly recommend the Smoothies it is much easier to convince yourself you aren't eating flavored chalk.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula for Stretch Marks ("light scent"- I would hate to smell the non light scent)-  This stuff smells like crap.  OK, to me.  It smells like chocolate and makes me want to gag (if you don't know me- I do not like chocolate), but alas I keep using it as it is said to be the "best" lotion to fight again those hot stretch marks.  If you ladies out there have any other effective non chocolate smelling lotions, please send my way! 

My bed- last, but not least. I love my bed, however, I no longer get sleep there. Today I spent most of the day in bed with cramps (I am now thinking maybe some Braxton Hicks contractions and not just round ligament), pains throughout my legs, feet & numbness through both arms. I am exhausted and nothing helps.  My amazing husband was great and made sure I had all the essentials of my phone, ipad, food, drinks & Kona.  Maybe this is just what my body needed?  Tomorrow will tell.

Back track to Saturday (it's how the pregnant mind works sometimes): I walked into my office and found a surprise from Lara. Are you kidding me? Is this not the cutest beanie you have EVER seen? Thank you so much Lara!  The Ninja is going to look so cute in this!

1 comment:

  1. My mom recommended topical Vitamin E oil when I was pregnant both times. Not sure how effective it was but I didn't end up with any belly stretch marks. And I don't remember it having any kind of odor.

    Sounds like Braxton Hicks girlie. Those are horrid; I had them a lot the first time around. Try to keep off your feet and be sure you're drinking your water quotient. That often will help alleviate those.