Wednesday, December 09, 2009

28 Weeks

Welcome to my 7th month of pregnancy. Also known as my third trimester.

Today I am officially 28 weeks pregnant. I know I say this often, but I never thought I'd see the day.

This picture was taken last week, but you get the gist. I'm getting HUGE! 20lbs so far and feeling great. She's kicking up a storm and staying pretty drama-free. Just like mommy likes.

Things have been good around here, but super busy. I've been feeling pretty great the past few weeks and not had too many particular problems. Well, I did have one day when my midwife told us to go to the hospital to get a heartbeat check because I hadn't felt the baby move at all. That was a little scary, but of course, when we got there, she was totally fine. We also got to pre-register at the hospital, so I didn't feel too bad.

The only real symptom I have been suffering from, which is actually kind of scary, is low blood sugar. I have had more than one occasion where I have almost passed out on the train in the morning on the way to work. Two times were REALLY close. One of those times was this morning.

Things will be fine one second, then the next, I feel like I can't breathe and before you know it everything goes white and fuzzy. I can't see or hear and feel like I'm going to be sick. I try to lay back and get some blood back to my head, but it's hard when you are stuffed on a train sitting next to someone else.

Sometimes I feel it coming on and can sort of talk myself out of it, but this morning and on one other occasion, it was pretty scary. Afterwards I feel totally out of it and lethargic for the rest of the day. I have been checked out for it and everything was fine. My glucose testing came back normal, so my midwife just thinks is may be pregnancy induced hypotension (low blood pressure) or hypoglycemia. It seems like if I eat peanut butter or protein in the mornings instead of say, cereal, it usually helps. I just need to be careful with the sugar spike too early in the day.

Other than that, we have been busy with work and house guests!

Jeremy's parents were here the week of Thanksgiving and we had a great time with them.

The week before they came, my dad surprised us with buying Bean's crib, which was wonderful. Then, J's parent's surprised us with getting our glider! Gotta love the grandparents :)

One night, I came home from a particularly crappy day at work to see Jeremy and his dad had put it all together for me (and his mom making a delicious dinner). It was a wonderful surprise. And although that's all that's been done up there so far, it's definitely a step in the right direction. It's starting to look like a nursery!

By the way, one of the biggest rackets in the baby furniture business is the fact that cribs don't come with mattresses. I'm sorry, it just seems ridiculous to spend that much money on a bed frame and then have to spend another $100 bucks on a mattress. Ugh.

Other than that, we haven't bought too much else for her. We did go a little crazy in the Gap outlet in Center City on Black Friday when we were walking around. We found some REALLY cute clothes and even Jeremy was running around saying, "Look at this! Look at this!" so we went a little overboard there. I think we are the only people who paid FULL PRICE on BLACK FRIDAY at the Gap OUTLET store. Oh well. The stuff was adorable.

We also got the first gift off our registry yesterday, which was pretty exciting. My friend Angie bought us a swing for a shower gift and it was waiting for me when I came home yesterday. Always love coming home from a long day to presents! :)

And the most exciting thing of all, tomorrow we leave for 5 days for warm, sunny Florida to go visit my parents! We aren't going to be able to make it down there for Christmas this year (the first time in my entire 34 years I will not be home for Christmas...sniff, sniff) so, we decided to go down for a long weekend. Even more exciting though, is that my mom has generously offered to throw us a co-ed baby shower/party while we're there. This is great because while we have some friends in Philly, most of our really good friends are still in Florida. A few of our friends are even driving the 3.5 hours from Miami and staying in a hotel to be there. We are so lucky to have such great friends and family! I can't wait to see them.

As far as running goes...well, not much of that going on. Even J is taking a sabbatical and has taken up Yoga and PT appointments instead. One day, this blog will get back into running. For now, we're just training for a different type of race.

Have a great weekend!


Rookie on the Run said...

Big smiles from me! I loved being pregnant. :)

With my first son, every once in a while he'd take a little rest and I'd freak out because I hadn't felt him move. I figured out that all I had to do was drink a glass of orange juice and in a minutes, he'd be in there doing sommersaults. Pregnancy is such a wonderful- and sometimes scary- time. Enjoy the whole experience!

That light-headed stuff sounds icky. It sounds like you are doing all the right things, though.

Have a great visit with your family! I hope you- and the baby- get lots of fun things.

Rookie on the Run said...

Also... you are a gorgeous pregnant mama!

CJ said...

Glad things are going well! I was just thinking how cool a baby's room would look with a running theme. :)


Anonymous said...

I am so very happy for you and J! Third trimester, it is almost time. The pictures are too cute. Have a nice relaxing time soaking up the warmth in FL.

Marissa said...

Seeing the crib and reading the Baby Gap Outlet story have me all teary eyed! We're so happy for you & J, Laurel. Can't wait until Saturday!!! :o)

Runner Leana said...

Running?? I'd way rather hear about Bean!!

Glad to hear things are going well for you, although the blood sugar thing sounds pretty scary. The nursery is looking adorable!

Julie D said...

Now is as good a time as any to take a running break -- both you and the husband. All that running business will happen later!

Have fun in Florida & celebrating Christmas early!

Marlene said...

I love your little photo montages. You look wonderful! So happy things are going well. Here's hoping you can avoid too many of those dizzy spells. Be careful!

The nursery looks great so far - I love the green walls!

have a great time in FL!

Denise said...

You're looking good...the nursery is looking's all coming together! The dizzy spells sound scary. Are you eating enough for breakfast??

Enjoy FL...perfect time to go now that it's finally getting cold around here.

teacherwoman said...

You're looking great! And the nursery is adorable! I can't believe the mattresses don't come with the crib, how aweful is that!

Casey said...

Way to go! glad you are feeling well! I remember I had a couple of instances of near-fainting during pregnancy. One, I had just gotten off of my bike and was feeling fine. Then, my ears got all clogged and things went white. It is scary. but, like you said, once you know it's low blood sugar, you can kind of modify your diet. Good luck! you look great!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Thanks for the update. I am glad to hear you and Bean are doing well.

I went through the light-headiness too. Watch your diet. Everything will be great.

You have always won this race!

Ali said...

You look gorgeous!

Love the green baby room.

Heather said...

You look fantastic! And the nursery is going to be so cute. It's easy to go crazy on the baby clothes for little girls - there is so much cute stuff. My daughter is two and I still can't seem to control myself. :)

Sara said...

You make a beautiful mama-to-be! And I'm dying over that owl light switch cover! Where did you find it? I want to add it to my baby registry asap!

MCM Mama said...

You look wonderful! Love that light switch cover!

I had issues with low blood sugar when I was pregnant (actually have them even when not pg) and I always carried something to eat or drink with me. When I was on the metro (where no food is allowed), I resorted to hard candies. And definitely, frequent protein helped keep my blood sugars more level.

Chic Runner said...

You look AMAZING!!! :) Great work on the nursery too! I love all the green and the light switch cover is so cute. you are so creative!

N.D. said...

I love the pics, the baby gear= everything looks great! Have fun in Florida and get your rest!

X-Country2 said...

You look great! I love love love the green walls.

Lily on the Road said...!!!

This is a different type of race and I'm soooo happy for you and J and of course little B.B.

joyRuN said...

You look wonderful!!

Have a great time down in Florida. Especially after today's supercold temps, being down in the warmth will be sooo nice :)

Anonymous said...

Great blog--found you on Mission to a Marathon (Marlene's) blog. I think you still look tiny! Stay healthy!

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