Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Grumpies

Man, my kids were G-R-U-M-P-Y this morning! GAH! I totally understand why though - I wasn't exactly feeling full of sunshine either. Caroline and I both have colds and for her, it's a cold on TOP of allergies. Bryce hasn't seemed to pick it up yet, but it's just a matter of time. Mine isn't too bad (I think b/c of the sinus rinsing) but my throat is still irritated. Plus, because of her stuffy nose, she could not sleep last night so it was after 10:30 before she finally fell asleep. And then the usual sibling rivalry arguments/ruckus kicked in at 7am and it was just too much for all of us. Not a bad morning by a long shot, but just grumpy. I was tired because my daughter in utero decided to have a party when I was trying to go to sleep last night and when she finally quieted down and I went to sleep, Bryce woke up crying. Jason had gone in the last time, so I went in. Bryce is so irrational when he's upset in the middle of the night and all he ended up needing was to be covered back up the "right way." Ugh. At least that didn't last long. But it took me a while to go back to sleep so I am worn out today.

And then I had an OB appointment this morning and the stupid lab company still hadn't sent my labwork to the doc's so they had to track it down. I'm not worried but curious if my iron levels were okay. My midwife said that if anything was up, she'd call me but I go back in 2 weeks.

But man, I was up almost 4 lbs from 2 weeks ago. WHAT GIVES??? Yes, I've had ice cream a few times in the past 2 weeks but I'm far from gorging myself. And the baby is measuring right on target for 30 weeks, so she's not colossal yet.

I think the most aggravating part of the morning was the medical assistant who did all my pre-visit OB stuff - you know, the blood pressure, weigh in, urine culture, baby's heartbeat. Ugh. Just not friendly. I think she was new and I sure hope I never get HER again. I've always LOVED the medical assistants at my doc's office - so sweet and caring and this woman was just so uninterested. Blech. Thank goodness I was seeing my sweet midwife today b/c she's just so genuine and made me feel better.

We talked about how I'd been feeling this odd short of breath sensation yesterday even though I was sitting still and we're both pretty sure it has to do with the fact that I'm carrying fairly high (although not REALLY high). She said the baby was likely under my diaphragm and causing that feeling - especially since she was sooooo active yesterday. It's very odd how high I am carrying considering it's my 3rd pregnancy and I carried Bryce pretty low. I remember that long before this point in my pregnancy with Bryce, I HAD to sleep with a pillow between my knees because he was so low in my pelvis and messing up my alignment. But not this baby and not with Caroline either. So I guess that old wives tale holds true for me (and I do not believe in old wives tales) that I carry my girl babies high and my boy babies low. Which right now, I'll take since it means she's not putting pressure on my bladder and that's happiness for most pregnant women.

1 comment:

Katie said...

You don't look that big, so it must be all baby weight. The measurements can be off! (Exhibit A: LUCY)

OH and I hate when the nurses are mean or rude during the OB visits. I once had one abandon me at the scale. She went off to do something and never came back. I had to walk around the office looking for her to take me to the exam room. That was bad.