Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time For Fat Pants

My jeans were starting to get tight around my uterus, so I went out and bought some maternity pants. I'm still barely showing, and I've barely grown any, it's just WHERE I'm growing that's causing discomfort.

I've now dislocated/subluxated my pelvis a total of 5 times (twice yesterday), and my right shoulder made a wet tearing sound when I reached over to my left shoulder to massage it on Monday. My arms feel like they've been used as a tug-of-war rope, and my entire upper body feels bruised.

I've also got some new pain, which I can only describe as slowly stretching tissues, just to the inside of my hip bones. And my abs! Even though they never really did the core-supporting they're supposed to, it feels like I've done about a million sit-ups, and they BURN... Holy crap, ow.

Oh, and now that my pants aren't squishing my uterus, with their too-tightness, I can't feel the the squirmy little monster most of the time now. Except when it's bladder=trampoline time, and I have to pee 5 times in an hour.

I have so much stuff to do before baby comes. I need to go buy a new car, because I barely trust the one I have with 2 full grown adults, let alone a small helpless person. And I need to buy baby stuff. I have NONE. Nothing. At all. I'm totally unprepared.

I got a call from my geneticist's office yesterday, and I've gotten a referral to the High Risk Pregnancy Clinic, as well as the Chronic Illness Obstetrics Centre. So I'll finally be having someone take a look at my lady bits (for the first time in 5 years), because I haven't had a family doctor in so long, and these things seem to get put on the back burner.

Aside from pain, dislocations, cold/flu-like symptoms, and lack of sleep, I seem to be doing alright health-wise. The nausea is gone, to be replaced by near-normal hunger. I still don't eat much, but it's more than I ate before, so that's good. My extreme dizziness, and near-fainting have calmed down a lot.

I just want to meet this tiny little person, already.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

19 Weeks, 1 Day

I had my ultrasound today, and I measured at 19 weeks, 1 day. It's 17 weeks, 2 days since conception, and 18 weeks 5 days from my last menstrual cycle. I figure I'm due the first week-ish of April. I hate how there's no clearly defined, absolute rule for counting dates.

I found out the sex of the baby today, and if you don't want to know, don't read the rest of this paragraph. I'm having a girl! With all the certainty she (the ultrasound technician) could give me, it's going to be a girl. Obviously at this point the accuracy of sexing a baby via ultrasound is not 100%, but she said she's pretty sure it's a girl!

I've had some nausea off and on, and the heartburn/acid reflux issues at night seem to be less bad if I drink milk in the evening (or eat ice cream).

It seems the only cravings I've had are sugar-heavy items. Like gummi bears, and slurpees, and chocolate, and cookies... Not anything specific though, just sweet.

My uterus feels less heavy now, but my pelvis seems to be quite crowded. There's barely room for my bladder, and intestines to be where they're supposed to, which makes the constipation worse, and makes me have to pee... 5 times today, already (make that 6).

I also have the same sneezy, runny nose, feels like a cold, with the flu-like body aches that I've had through the whole pregnancy so far. It's not nice.

I'm sleeping 3-4 hours per night, and not having to get up and pee any more, which is nice.

My left shoulder subluxed, probably a few days ago, and it just won't stay where it should. It's just so loose and floppy right now. Had a new dislocation! Dislocated my pelvis, front and center, with a holy-crap-pulled-muscle feeling more towards the left side. It was one of the ones where when it first goes, you have that terrifying thought that this is it-my life from now on is going to include a wheelchair. But it went back where it should be, and the pain went away after 2 days. It just made it impossible to stand up even close to straight, so I sat until bed time, and slept on my side.