I feel like I've been running into walls all week. I am so frustrated by my inability to get more than two and a half hours of sleep at a time, to wash the dishes without getting an excruciating back ache, and to eat a full dinner without getting a hair raising case of heartburn... I've also resumed my old habit of crying at the drop of a hat. In fact, I feel in a lot of ways like I am returning to the first trimester, only with a much more noticeable passenger on board.
Now that the second trimester is almost over I would have to say that this period of pregnancy has been a lot like climbing out of a valley, spending a few glorious weeks at the top of the mountain, and then descending down into the next valley. Of course, I don't know how much of this difficulty is caused by the pregnancy and how much is the fibromyalgia. So maybe in a week or two I'll be seeing things differently.
Remy is doing awesome. He spends most of his time transverse, laying on his side, which would be the WRONG way to come out -- but last week for the first time I felt him get into the proper head down, feet up position. Now I know that he can do it and I hope he practices a lot more before the big day!
He's also had a couple of brief cases of the hiccups. It's nice to know that his diaphragm is doing its thing. According to BabyCenter.com his lungs are "immature" but capable of working if he was to be born this week.
I had the glucose challenge test last week. The test itself wasn't so bad, what was annoying was watching the technicians try to figure out how to bill me. The first time they told me it was going to be $396. Then, when they tried to run my card, the system cancelled the transaction (thank God!) and then another technician tried it an hour later and told me it was only $90-something dollars. Whew. But it makes me wonder about the last two times I was in there...
Anyway, I drank the sugary drink (which was fine at first but started to burn my throat a little by the end), sat in the waiting room for an hour with a sleeping husband, they drew my blood, I paid my bill, and that was that. Got my test results on Tuesday and everything was normal.
My next doctors visit is Thursday and I think after that I will be going in every two weeks. We still haven't painted the nursery, so that is at the top of my to-do list. Ross's mom is coming out for the family shower in April and since the nursery doubles as the guest room I want to have it all finished up by then. In other news, Ross interviewed with a local video game studio last week and we should hear something back tomorrow. I'm praying for good news! (And blessed insurance!)