Friday, January 30, 2015

Week 29 Randoms

My fingers are sausages.

My butt is growing.

Baby boy still will not let his daddy feel him kick.  He'll be happily kicking away at me and the second Hubs rests his hand on my belly: nothin'.

Baby boy still does not have a name.

I've started getting the "holy crap, you're getting huge!" comments at work. Ugh.

Going into work is becoming extremely difficult. (Not because of the comments, haha.)  A 9 hour work day plus a 1.5-2 hour commute each way ends up being a 12-13 hour day and I just can't physically handle it much longer.  I need my recliner and pillows!!

My sister told me she found all of my niece's old (neutral) baby stuff and it's coming my way!  Brand new clothes, pjs, swaddles, bibs, burp cloths, diaper bags, carseat buntings, toys, bouncy seats, crib stuff...  I am pumped.  After completing my registry I realized just how much CRAP a baby needs and I don't expect my shower is going to be all that large. I'm so happy I'll be getting a bunch of hand-me-downs.

I've been sleeping some nights!  I would say I have pregsomnia only about half the time these days which is amazing.  I have developed a new system which seems to be working:  I start the night in our bed with pillow mountain and sleep on one side until 1:30am. (On the dot. Every night.)  Get up to pee, go back to bed and lay on my other side until 3:30. Get up to pee, then go to the spare bedroom which has my snoogle (and a softer mattress). I often lay in there awake for1.5-3 hrs - I usually read a little, have a snack, pee again - but eventually I fall asleep. Sleep a little on that side, get up to pee, then go back and sleep on my other side until it's time to get up for work.  It's been working pretty well and has been keeping my hip pain mostly in check! I am so relieved and have been a little more 'with it' now that I'm only a partial zombie.

OB appt on Tuesday. I'm going to demand that they let me give them my pee - haha! I've been using the protein urine test strips on my own and the results of the tests have been showing varying shades of green (the darker the green, the more protein in your urine).  I don't feel like the tests are reliable so I want the official OK from the doctor. I don't think it's too much to ask. (Seriously - how hard is it to dip something in a cup of pee if it's going to tell them whether or not there's something wrong?!)

One more week until I hit the 30 week mark!  Excitement!


  1. Squeeeee!!! I'm so glad you've been able to keep your hip pain done, but that sure stinks about your poor fingers! And those long days, yikes!

    Thinking of you all the time <3 <3

  2. Oh wow mama that is some tough commute! Especially in the winter! Is working from home an option on snowy days?

    Glad you found a sleep system that "works" for you :)

    Definitely make them give you a pee test- I feel like that should be standard

  3. I am loving this - you sound happy, and that makes me happy :)

    Sorry about the sausage fingers. It must make it hard to type. HAHA! Sorry, I don't mean to poke fun at the pregnant lady ;) The long work days, well, yeah, those sound brutally tough. Perhaps you could work from home a bit more? There has to be a decent compromise so that you get the rest that you need. 12-13 hour days sound IMPOSSIBLE to me. I don't know how you're doing it!

    Hooray for all the hand-me-downs! I want to see lots of pictures :)

    And DEFINITELY get that pee test. I get the sense that there will never be a time when I don't PIAC at my OB's office ever again. LOL

  4. So close to getting down to single digit weeks!!!

    Glad you're getting a little more sleep! And where's the picture? I can guarantee that you look beautiful!

  5. How are you so far already??? I feel like I was just jumping up and down for your pregnancy announcement. I can totally relate to the fingers and the butt growing - oh my - but totally worth it! I cannot wait to hear more updates on the progress are you making!

  6. Ahhhh so close to the 30 mark!! Sorry about the sausage fingers - you know I feel for you on that!! Your sleep schedule sounds extensive, lol, glad it's working for you! I have no idea how you're surviving that work situation - I'm exhausted just reading about it!! Make sure you take good care of yourself!! Lots of love to you and Rainbow!! <3

  7. So happy to hear things are moving along so well (minus sausage fingers and sleep routines)!

    I wanted to let you know that I created a new blog/account (formerly "tinydove blogs") which you can find here: I had to make the other one private.

  8. You DO sound happy and I love it! I hope your appointment went well yesterday (and that they took your pee)! And I hope you are able to get more rest, although it sounds like you are making the best of it and have a good routine down :)