Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Status Report - 69 Days to Go!

*tee-hee* I said 69! Another joy of pregnancy? A weakened immune system. This serves an eminently practical purpose, you are playing host to someone else's DNA, after all. But when you reach this stage of pregnancy - 75% done! - it starts to take a toll. At this point, sleep is an elusive friend. It's virtually impossible to find a comfortable position, and even when I do finally manage to, it only lasts for an hour or two before I have to shift and start the process all over again.

This lack of sleep on top of a weakened immune system means that we pregnant folk are highly susceptible to viral invasions. Oh, and it's winter so avoiding the sniffles is pretty much impossible. I've got my second cold in two weeks turning me into a walking snot factory right now, and my pre-pregnancy coping strategy of doping the fuck out of myself is not available at this time. My only defenses are plenty of fluids (which I pee out at an alarming rate anyway) and plenty of rest. HA! Plenty of rest. So funny! *grumble*

Friday, February 6, 2009

Status Report - 74 Days to Go!

Holy Fatigue, Batman! I've caught a cold bug that's been going around, but barely adds to the already omnipresent fatigue. I could have a nap at pretty much any time of day. Like now. Now is good.

The teeny one is now over three pounds and almost as long as she's going to get. All the books say that she's running out of room now and will now slow down on the kicking front. The books lie. I've actually been woken up thinking "WOW! That feels like someone just kicked me in the stomach!" And that is because someone DID just kick me in the stomach. Hard.

I continue to control the Gestational Diabetes with diet alone, which is excellent because the idea of giving myself a needle in the belly 3+ times a day was just not appealing. Though as I've already learned, there is nothing I wouldn't do for this kicky little girl. These parasites suck you in while they're still in the womb so that they may continue to live off the host for years to come.