Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Today was the first really truly painful day. I've had my moments here and there of course, especially after a long day, but this was since the morning-I swear the baby is trying to crawl out and has changed position. This is my first pregnancy where my sciatic pain hasn't been awful-this time it's more my hip joints, and that's after wearing one of the babies-but it's here! I'm glad I won't have to deal with it that long though, and it'll just force me to start taking it easy. I'm really looking forward to this weekend to get big things checked off the to do list so it's pretty easy sailing till baby comes!

It was an incredibly productive day though-and of course I had to open my big mouth and talk about it on the way home from the commissary tonight. What happened shortly after we got home? Plumbing issues! Of course. We are praying its easily fixed ourselves and we won't have to have our line snaked-bit it's going to be a long night of hoping the bathtubs don't overflow every time I flush the toilet!

8 months tomorrow! Woohoo!

Monday, March 18, 2013


Doc appointment this morning went well! I've gained 11lbs so far (at this point with Maya it was 25, with Ava & Patrick it was 32). I'm measuring at 31w and baby's heartbeat was strong in the 150's. Baby is mostly head down (woohoo! Stay there!)

There are a few issues with my platelet count-they started out in the 180's but are now at 147. I have to go back in a couple of weeks for a re-check. Since I don't plan on getting an epidural it shouldn't be an issue, they will just watch to make sure complications don't develop.

Took a 30w belly picture the other day... Not much of a difference although it sure feels as if there is!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


What. An. Exhausting. Day.

It started after a little over 4 hours of sleep. Then I checked the temp and it was a frigid 40 degrees (hey don't judge I've been in the southern heat for 6 years now) ...those two things right there would have normally just sent me back to bed.

Got up with Patrick to help him put his crock pot meal together (today was duty day for him) then got myself and the kids ready to leave for my 3hr glucose test. Kiddos hung out with the lovely KP and her sweeties while I spent 4 hours bored out of my mind (why I didn't bring something to catch up on is beyond me-I guess because I never get just 4 hours to do nothing?!)

Got the kids, stopped home to make kiddo lunches, ate lunch with Patrick on duty, went grocery shopping for a couple of things. Got home, tossed together a meal for us and for a MALS spouse, packed the kids back up, and took the meal to her-across town. Ate our dinner with a friend since her house was right near where we were, took Patrick his pillow and blanket, got home, gave the babies milk-pajamas-bed and then Maya and I picked up from the tornado that happened in the short bursts we were home. By the end Maya was begging to go to bed and as soon as humanly possible we came in here-she gets to sleep in with me on duty nights-but of course even after I popped in her movie I had to sort laundry. Exhausted reading all that? Yup, that was my day. Completely nonstop. I'm too pregnant for this! It's only Wednesday though and we have something to leave the house and do the next two days still but all I can think of at this moment is that sleep comes before that errand. My poor kids didn't eat a single meal at home today I realized-that's so odd to me.

I passed the glucose test. Woohoo!