Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"Girl you carrying so low they gonna put you on bed rest..."

So, I am sitting here at 4:00 in the morning, hating the fact that I couldn't fall asleep last night and have been waking up all night since I did fall asleep. I know I am going to be exhausted tomorrow!

And here I am, updating the blog. Yikes.

To start off with good news- Skylar has now peed in the potty two times! Both times at night right before her bath! Ken and I did our little song and dance routine and congratulated her, gave her a gummy vitamin early without making her brush her teeth first... etc. And she couldn't really care less. She just gave us one of her looks that says, "You guys are weird, I'm getting in the tub." If you know her at all, you know what I mean by "one of her looks." Ken and Skylar met me for lunch the other day and some of the ladies from school came over to say hello to her and she gave them "one of her looks" and they thought it was hilarious- wondering where she got all that attitude from! But I digress... peeing in the potty was a huge breakthrough for us, as we had pretty much given up hope at this point and were just waiting for it to happen one day. Skylar has known how to sit on the potty, wipe herself (and anyone else in the room) flush and then wash her hands for many months now. (It's actually a really cute process.) If she is in a room that does not have her little potty in it, and I am going potty, then she will squat, make the potty noises (her favorite is the "poot" sound) and then "wipe" herself (and me of course) even with all of her clothes still on. Very cute. Most of the time that she sits on her little potty, she will squeeze and squeeze and out will come some gas. She will look up in awe and say, 'I poot!!" and then search for it in the potty.

Well, for those who don't know, I went to a specialist to have another ultrasound done on the baby to get a more in-depth picture of the heart, kidneys and bladder. It was a much better experience this time around than at my dr.'s office. They said that baby is doing well, was only measuring a day behind my due date and looks good! She said not to worry about low birth weight, and it looks like all serious disabilities can be ruled out. So, we opted to not do an amnio because of the high associated risk involved and will just pray that all is healthy until this little kicker is born. I have another appt. on Monday to do an echo of pittbaby's heart and an early glucose intolerance test. Here's to praying that both of those are good! Chances are good that if I pass this test at 24 weeks, then one at 28 weeks will be normal as well. If I am borderline or already over the limit, it will be sad news for me. :(

So far I have gained 7lbs. since pregnancy, which is much better than this point last time (I think I was already like 14lbs. by 23 weeks) and I have been feeling much better. I fluctuate between feeling big and small. My feelings often revolve around other people's comments: whether they think I am big or small. I am still beyond exhausted and have fallen asleep while typing at my desk on several occasions. One time there was a mysterious piece of paper on my desk that appeared in the midst of the power naps... from my principal... And my headaches are finally gone away for the most part. I still get occasional headaches, but nothing like the daily occurrences of a few weeks ago.

So far the most incredulous thing that has been said to me was today: "Girl you are carrying so low, they gonna put you on bed rest. You gotta be real careful. I mean it." Thanks random lady, I really appreciate the advise. Not that I really think you know what you are talking about lady, but maybe that is why I couldn't sleep tonight...

On other news, Ken and I are actively searching for a house. Yet, we still don't know if we are going to put an offer down until Ken finds a job. Basically if we put an offer down now and get the $8000 tax credit, then Ken must find a job within 6 months for us to be safe. And we would "make" money from the deal. *note- not factoring in all expenses here when I say "make" money. We have looked at a ton of houses, found three that we really liked. One was a short sale and the listing agent basically told us not to waste our offer b/c they already had two in for the house and it was a complicated process through their bank. The other two are nice houses for us and we have decided that we definitely like one better than the other. Now it's just a game to see if we should put down an offer and pray that we are doing the right thing; or wait for Ken to find a job and lose out on the $8000 bonus.

And on that note, I am going to try to go back to sleep for a few hours before the day officially begins.

1 comment:

SarahRachel said...

Skylar sounds like she's so funny! =) That's great news on your ultrasound- and I have learned while preggo to ignore all advice and comments from strangers. People say the most ridiculous things to pregnant people!!!