Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kick Counts (28 Weeks)

I'm feeling much more relaxed now that I made it this far. I'm already prepared in a lot of ways. The nursery is ready and the baby clothes are washed and in the drawers. We have full names picked out. I already have birth announcements chosen. However, writing everything so definitely makes me nervous. I know anything could still happen, but I more prepared than last time for an early delivery.
I went for my gestational diabetes test this week. As you all know I have a BIG phobia of blood tests and IVs and no matter what something always goes wrong with them too making the fear worse. I don't really have any visible veins, except one on my right arm. As usual the nurse used that vein, but halfway through couldn't get anymore blood (ugh, even writing this is making me so light headed). I don't really know what happened, but it really hurt. I think she had to re-poke me and use a bigger needle. Turns out the vein has too much scar tissue and can't be used again. My arm was all swollen and bruised. Seriously, I have so much respect for people with conditions/problems that need to endure frequent blood work and the nurses that have to administer them!
Chris thinks it's funny to take pictures before I'm ready...
I had to share these funny stories too. 1. I've been having really vivid dreams lately. Anyway, I had this dream that I had a baby girl and I couldn't believe we had a girl, so I kept changing her diaper just to check that there were girl parts :0 2. One morning Chris wanted to wake up the baby so he started shaking/pressing on my belly. Sure enough the baby started moving, but the movements were hiccups! 3. The baby usually kicks a lot at night waking me up or as I fall to sleep. One night I woke up at 4am crying that I thought something was wrong because I didn't feel the baby move all night. Turns out I fell asleep quickly and Chris was close to me and could feel the baby moving around like crazy, I just slept through it :0

10 comments:

  1. As always, you look great!!! I know EXACTLY how you feel with the bloodwork. Fortunately I have good veins but they're being used to the max! I can't wait to hear the gender and the name.

    <3 Ania

    P.S. Blogger is being so weird and not letting me post comments under my account on here. Not sure what's going on?

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  2. I love these sassy pictures! Actually, I think the neatest looking one is the one with you putting up your hair, which you claimed not to be ready for.

    The dream about having a girl is so funny. I keep joking that perhaps Elliott isn't coming out because he's actually a girl, and he's a little annoyed that we keep calling him "Elliott" and not "Molly," haha.

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  3. Your belly is tiny!! You look so beautiful!!

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  4. Just a suggestion. I have always had better luck with blood work if I drink a whole 12oz of water right before I go. I know that being pregnant makes that tricky but it really does help.

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  5. 1. You are so pretty!
    2. The dream that you had is hysterical!!!
    3. Glad you're so prepared :)

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  6. Thanks everyone! With this blood test you can't eat or drink anything (even water) for one hour before, but this sugary juice they give you :(

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  7. Cute, relaxed pics. You make mothering look easy, breezy. :)

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  8. I absolutely love these pictures of you! you're so beautiful!

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  9. you look so great! and yesss... the kids are soo excited.

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  10. I'm so excited I found your blog. I am also 28 weeks pregnant (29 weeks on Tuesday). I don't have a fear of needles or anything to that effect but when I did my gestational diabetes test the lady did not put pressure as she was removing the needle so when I went outside my entire arm was covered in blood. I almost puked! The vivid dreams are awful for some reason I keep having dreams that my mother in law is trying to take my baby from me. She's a lovely person and I actually have no problems with her so I have no idea why she continues to be the bad guy in my dreams.

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