We're back from vacation and I really MISSED YOU GUYS! We decided NOT to bring the laptop away so I was so excited to get on line tonight and TRY top catch up.
I think I'm too pooped to tell all the gorey details, but our vacation was very eventful. DS broke his arm (YES, BROKE HIS ARM) during our 2nd full day away. He fell off a bar stool chair in our rental house. He broke one of the bones in his forearm. It required a panicked trip to the local urgent care center, an orthopedist, and a FULL arm cast! My poor baby. Neither my husband or myself has EVER broken a bone and my little baby, at not even 2.6 yo has a broken arm. He will stay in a cast for about 2 more weeks and will not have any long term problems. It was quite an ordeal.
The day after the arm saga my DH came down with some AWFUL stomach bug and spent a day vomiting and pooping (I know, TMI) and two days in bed.
Needless to say, it was a very interestig vacation. We would definitely return to the Outerbanks area and we loved staying in Duck. Our house was perfect for us and literally across a cul-de-sac from the beach. Just lovely. So, we did have some wonderful moments, but we both feel we need a vacation from our vacation. I'm sure I'll write more about it when I have the time or energy! I don't think I've processed it all yet.
Anyway, I have been feeling SO many kicks and pokes. And actually some of them are a bit painful-like perhaps a fist or an extended kick. I'm also getting a lot of hiccups, too. With DS I got them ALL the time and they began to get a little annoying b/c it was right against my cervix.
30 weeks this week with another doc appointment tomorrow morning. Great timing after vacation-I must have had ice cream every day! I am definitely HUGE. BIG BIG BIG. I keep asking my DH if it's possible that even after all the U/Ss the docs could have posssibly missed another baby in there! (Hey, is it????). Ankles are a bit swollen this week, but it was HOT in NC and I am now officially a big mama.
JL-GREAT belly pics! And I think your belly looks a lot like mine. We seem to be carrying in the same way.
HI AP! I'm sorry you're still dealing with this dreaded ms. I know that the protein link is an important one. It helped me a bit during my 1st pregnancy when I had A LOT of dizziness. So far I've gained about 29 lbs with this pregnancy and this seems to be on par with the last time. Maybe a bit more. But I'll see when I step on that darn scale tomorrow morning! Hope your DS has a GREAT b-day this week (I may be off b/c I was away).
Christeeny-Get another doc that takes you seriously. It's not a silly concern, it's real. And your the mama. You know your child best.
Caroline-I, too, am surprised that they would suggest juice. I know that my doc just thinks that juice is such empty calories. This is why I don't like juice for DS, either! (OT-OF course, on vacation, he had juice every day). I know if your blood sugar is low, if you're having trouble with dizziness or some ms, then juice might be a good option. But just blanketly suggested it, I'm not so sure???
Ketilave-I hope you're gettting to enjoy some of this family time. It is sooo hard to have all those people under one roof. Find the silver lining in the chaos!
Bipper-Please take good care of yourself during your move. I think I've read that moving is up there with dealing with death in terms of stress level, so just take it easy. Sounds like you've been thru your share of stress with your moves in recent years.
Anyway, I know I didn't get to all the posts. I really missed hearing about everyone's ups and downs this week. I have got to get some shut eye. I didn't sleep well while on vacation.
Sleep well and more soon...