Monday, August 10, 2009

Bargaining with my son ,...

Dear Liam... if you move off my sciatica i promise to buy you a pony! Please dear child shift your head you are killing me.....

For the last three days i have been experiencing excruciating back pain--sharp shooting pains down my tail bone down my legs, every movement send a shock of pain, plus intense pressure in my spine. Over the weekend i would estimate i did around 5 hours of stretching and yoga to try and ease the luck. Honestly i just sneeze and screamed because of the intensity of the pain--and i have a pretty high pain tolerance. WOW i can't wait for October! I didn't want to call the doctor to ask if this was okay because i don't want to sound like a wimp and i figure back pain is so common late in pregnancy i should be expecting it but after talking with Erin today i think i may call tomorrow morning just to see if they have some tips.

Friday, August 7, 2009

28 weeks - hello 3rd trimester!!

28 weeks
How far along: 28 weeks 2 days, measuring 29 weeks at doctors appointment
Total weight gain/loss: +18 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? nope, even the doctor mentioned that yesterday, lucky girl so far
Sleep: :-( i miss it.....oh to be back and hip pain free!
Best moment this week: after failing my 1hr glucose test two weeks ago i had to go in for a three hour test last Thursday. I went to the doctors yesterday and found out i passed with flying colors, would have passed at hour 1 this time.
Food cravings: soda...awful i know, and this summer salad i made up
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In i don't think it will every POP
What I miss: cute cloth and being skinny!!!! walking without pain
What I am looking forward to: going to PA in two weeks!!!!!!! i am not officially the next one due in the office both Sheree (both) and Danielle had their babies within the last three weeks
Weekly Wisdom: started kick counts this week, i am also starting a pregnancy scrapbook which will turn into Liams baby memory book as well. Pretty excited about this project.

Two weeks ago my parents and brother visited us because Matt moved to Muncie!!! We had a wonderful time. My mom and i made some cloth diaper inserts for the lil gpants which came out really cute and also got the pattern to make the curtain for this room.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Chickpea Summer Salad

1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
1/2 pint tomatoes halved
1 cucumber peeled, seeded, chopped
1 avocado chopped
1/2 cup broccoli
2 large mozzarella balls cubed
handful of basil sliced

1/2 lemon juice
drizzle of olive oil
salt, pepper, garlic powder