I had quite the conversation with my doctor during my 32 week checkup this past week. I admitted to having trouble sleeping, cramping in my calves at night, and lots of back pain. She told me I can take some Benadryl to help sleep, I need to start drinking Gatorade G2 to get electrolytes, and I should get a back massage as soon as possible. I haven't gotten the Benadryl yet, but have been downing G2 like it's going out of style. I don't enjoy the taste at all~although I've only tried one flavor and figure the rest are worse, judging by the names of the flavors. As for the back massage, sounds good to me! Next week is teacher appreciation week at school, and one of the things the parent group has planned is a sign up for 10 minutes in a massage chair. I'm hoping to get one of the limited spots that is available on my lunch break. Maybe that'll do the trick and I'll make it through the next eight weeks! She also mentioned that sometimes wearing a brace like the one I have can make the pain worse, as the body isn't forced to use those muscles like it normally has to. I went without it the rest of the week, and have been fine. Other than all that, everything is great. Baby was moving like crazy, making it hard to find the heartbeat, but we did hear it eventually. Gracie came with me, and was jumping up and down yelling "I'm not scared this time!" while we were looking for the heartbeat. She thought it was too loud last time. The doctor also mentioned that I've only gained nine pounds since the beginning of my visits. I find that funny, since this baby has made me crave everything bad for me. Candy. Doughnuts. Fast food. It's been nuts!
Monday, April 25, 2011
My dad takes such great pictures of our kids at every family event, it's always hard to choose which ones to use. This shows our day pretty well, though.
Gracie learned how to pedal! She was so proud of herself as we rode bikes (well, she and Elara rode, the little ones were in the wagon, and the adults walked) down to the park to play! She's been wanting a bike desperately for a couple of months now, and I have been resisting. Not that I don't want her to have a bike, but the only place to ride at our home is the parking lot. I have watched too many kids almost get hit by cars in that lot, I'm just not willing to take that risk with my kids. Maybe our new place will have a better way to let her ride a bike...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
You may remember that when I had my 20 week ultrasound the doc was out of CDs to put the photos on. Next appointment we all forgot about the CD, and the following appointment I finally got the CD. Imagine my dissapointment when I stuck the CD in the computer and it told me it was a blank CD. I called the clinic, and they got another one made for me, which I finally picked up after work yesterday. So, here are some long awaited ultrasound pictures of our little boy.