Friday, March 23, 2007

27 weeks

Well, 27 weeks down... 13 to go! :-) From what I've read, I've officially entered my third trimester. Go me.

With the beginning of the third trimester has come extreme tiredness and....heartburn. Heartburn like I haven't had before. I don't know whether I just ate too much at work a few nights ago or what, but I came home from work with this awful feeling in my stomach, and just had the worst heartburn all day. Hubby and I went shopping at Sam's Club and things just got worse. I bought a sprite to try and ease the fire that had started in my chest, but it didn't help much. By the time I got home I was worshipping the throne in the bathroom. Not fun. I do have to say that I felt much better afterward. Guess there just isn't as much room in my tummy as before... things must be getting squashed in there now.

As evidenced by this post at 4am, I can't sleep either. Insomnia is setting in....again. I'm fortunate that as of right now, I'm still only waking up about once a night to pee, but that one time comes right smack in the middle of the night... afterwards, I can NEVER FALL BACK TO SLEEP. Like right now.... I woke up at 3:15 and just laid in bed staring at the ceiling for a half hour, listening to my hubby snore, before I got fed up and came out here in the living room to waste time on the computer. Ugh.

Anyway, enough griping.

Baby Aly has been alot more active lately... and her kicks are getting much stronger. I've read that babies may START moving head down around this time, but that it doesn't always happen yet. She still seems to be doing somersaults in there. I still get that feeling in my belly like you get when an elevator stops suddenly, and your stomach seems to go to your chest. THAT feeling. That's usually when she's rolling around like a mad woman. I still feel tap dancing on my bladder, though lastnight I felt movement up near my ribs AND down low at the same time. She must have been punching and kicking at the same time :-) So I can't really figure out where her head and feet are yet. I've come to the conclusion that the answer still is "all over the place."

In other news... yesterday after we went shopping, I felt so crappy I had to take a nap. I woke up and had a message on my answering machine from the nurse practitioner at my OB's office. Unfortunately, it was 5:30 and the office was closed, so I couldn't call her back to see what she wanted. She told me just to call her this morning sometime. I have no idea what she wants... the only thing I can think of is that it's about my 1-hour glucola results. I hope things turned out ok. The thing is, they have never called me if my results are negative or within normal limits, so I hope this isn't bad news that I failed it. That would royally suck, because I don't want to have to do the 3 hour GTT. Plus, now that my husband's a diabetic, I've been checking my blood sugars occasionally, and they've NEVER been high, even after eating. So we'll see.

Well, I'm gonna try laying back down now. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Yay! Welcome to the fun that is the 3rd trimester. I'm definitely feeling that same extreme exhaustion. Even if I do manage to get 8 hours of sleep I'm STILL tired the next day. I also have been waking up to pee and not being able to go back to sleep for a couple of hours. I bet that's just our brains working overtime thinking of all these questions and concerns and nervousness that's arising.

I haven't really gotten the heartburn yet. Maybe this means baby Aly will have a head full of hair. It is crazy being able to feel them un your ribs and down by your hips at the same time. Things are moving along so quickly. I've only got 75 days to go!!!

YIKES! Major nervous excitement.