I'm still lurking every few days or so...I love how it feels like I'm sitting in a room with a bunch of women who are as pregnant as me. I can picture myself in pajamas and fuzzy socks eating popcorn or something and enjoying a nice friendly conversation about all the things I especially want to talk about. So...thanks for filling a void...I really enjoy reading.
As for me...we've had a very tough couple of weeks. I don't feel especially stressed, per se, I just feel...busy? tired? I dunno. Something like that. DH will definatly NOT be here for the birth now, and will not be around much before or afterwards. (meaning, not even weekly). We had a ultrasound today (my first...it's late...I'm 32 weeks) and they said the baby's heart looks enlarged. They said that "enlarged" is subjective, and there were no other signs of any sort of problem, but they wanted me to have another ultrasound with a specialist to be sure. He termed me "high risk"...so we'll have to wait and see what happens next. Anyone have a similiar experience? I was planning a homebirth...but the hospital doesn't know that. My midwife and I will talk after my next ultrasound and go from there. Hmmm. Hopefully, it was just because I'm 8-12 weeks further than they like when they do the anatomy scan and they just couldn't see very well.... We have to wait until the 5th for the scan, which is unfortunate because dh can't come. But, we will get a DVD of the baby, so that will be fun.
On the bright side, ds and dd are better from their bout of sicknesses (that was one LONG week, let me tell ya. Dh was gone and....whew...I was SO tired), and ds has his cast off. And DH is home for a few weeks. So...that's really nice. Oh, and we did find out what the baby is (sorry, it's a secret) since dh won't be here. It's fun to think about who it will be!
Pregnancy related, I feel pretty good, I think. I can't bend over quite as well now, but I don't seem to suffer from the misc complaints many do. Maybe a bit more tired? And my smeller is super sensitive. And I get headaches sometimes. But, I'm not having any back pain or anything now. I'm so thankful my pgs have been quite easy.
My heart does keep racing, and my pulse goes high after I eat (like...120 or so) for about 2 hours. I feel super tired, and weak. (but only just after eating). I've been experimenting, and it's not sugar that does it. For example, today for lunch I ate (we were on the go) 2 apples and peanut butter, and 2 slices of cheese. And 2 slices of bread. Actually I ate the bread first, and then a little later (15-30 min) I ate the rest in the car. 1 hour after eating the bread I got the super tired can't keep my eyes open feeling, and my pulse was fast and my heart pounding. In one more hour I was totally fine. I'm almost positive it's WHEAT. I talked to both of my midwives and they both agree it sounds like wheat. Oh, I get rashes and a few other unpleasant symptoms as well. So...since I've been craving breads and carbs this pg...how will a wheat intolerance effect the baby? How frustrating. If you can't just make spaghetti... I should have known, though. It's happened before when I was eating lots of breads, etc. I just forget between times because it doesn't seem so severe (although it seems to be getting worse now), and we usually are pretty much meat and veggies type people. I just look at chicken these days and think..."uhm...no." But I choke down a bit anyway. And veggies. No thanks...but I choke down a few of those every day, too. But, it's almost a gag reflex. Ugh.
So, I think that was mostly a vent. Sorry to only show up to be negative. I really need to tell someone a bit. We're being pretty quite with everyone we know right now for various reasons, so I don't really have an "out".
Have a Merry Christmas!