What I Wasn’t Prepared For …

With this being my first pregnancy I feel that, during the course of the pregnancy, my doctors should have informed me if some very common and not-so-fun “side effects”. What they don’t prepare you for during pregnancy: *  nosebleeds *  round ligament pain *  urgency (with a little leaking) *  general itchiness *  slightly blurred […]

What’s this? Pressure? Contractions?

I had thought it was strange that in just this past week [29] Ace was moving around in a different pattern and putting a lot of pressure really low towards my uterus … then I started reading about Braxton Hicks contractions.  Apparently that’s the drastically uncomfortable feeling I’ve been experiencing and I can expect it […]

Glucose Tolerance Test: 3 Hour

Arrived at 8am … My blood was drawn to have a glucose level to base the following tests on, before drinking the sugar solution. Finished the red sugar solution drink at 8:27AM which was chilled and tasted like overly sweetened fruit punch.  Yes, I admit I kinda liked it. I’m a little worried about the […]

Glucose Tolerance Test: 1 Hour

I had my standard Gestational Diabetes Test yesterday.  My blood was drawn an hour after drinking a bottle of red sugary beverage (that didn’t taste bad at all actually; just like over-sugared fruit punch) and I was told “no news is good news” … Today I get a call from my doctors office letting me […]

sweet tooth

Pregnancy Status: Week 24 Current Mood: feeling so unprepared for Ace’s birth Hormone Level: getting back on track Cravings: SWEETS Looking forward to: holding Acelyn in my arms for the first time Right now fearing: birthing methods ~ researching anything and everything! Partner’s Status: a little overwhelmed by all my planning, but excited

achy breaky back

The backaches have begun!  I’m in desperate search of a horseshoe shaped body pillow to take the pressure off of my back while I adjust to sleeping on my side.  This is going to be a challenge as I’ve always been a stomach sleeper! I’ve been reading up on body pillows specifically for pregnancy, and […]

Migraine Party

I’ve suffered from migraines for years, and since my most recent kidney issues I’ve had to discontinue my daily preventative medication.  Now that I’m pregnant I am also not able to take my emergency relief migraine medication.  Sometimes I have migraines that completely disable me – this is rare but it has happened a few […]