Saturday, January 19, 2013

32 weeks pregnant with cerebral palsy

I am now 32 weeks pregnant! Tiredness has crept back into the picture as well as aching joints. Everyone says each pregnancy is different, and that is true. I am just getting excited to finally meet this little guy who likes to do gymnastics in me.

Honestly, if I wasn't sick so much with colds, coughing spells, and sinusitis, the pregnancy has been fairly easy. I experienced a lot more morning sickness carrying Laura. I did have my fair share though especially in the first trimester.

It seems that when the 30th week kicked in so did me really feeling it. I'm quite tired after I do the simplest things. For those who do not know, I often get around on the floor. Prior to pregnancy, I was very fast. But now to go from the living room to the bathroom and back might take 30 minutes. My body pretty much has a constant ache especially at night. Acid reflux is at a high and the baby likes to hang out in my chest/ribs area.

My CP hasn't changed all too much. I might move or stiffen up a little more due to being uncomfortable. The most obvious signs are being slower and relying on others more.

Jeff has been doing fine with my ups and downs. He's handling it better than me. Jeff only really gets frustrated when I insist on doing things myself and has to watch me struggle. I admit that would probably frustrate me as well. However, I like to keep whatever independence I have and romantic dignity alive as long as possible.

I failed the first glucose test and had to take the three hour one. It's the test where you need to drink this syrup orange stuff and then your blood is drawn every hour for three hours. It did take awhile and the first hour really made me feel yucky. But Jeff and I sat and watched Gordon Ramsey on his iPhone and played solitaire. I heard the news Thursday that I passed!

We are all getting excited about seeing the baby. I panicked the other week about not having everything ready. Now we have the nursery furniture, Laura's happy in her new room,and Jeff plus a friend are going to paint and put the furniture together tomorrow. I've been buying clothes, blankets and diapers pretty consistently. I don't have bottles, toys, and the little odds and ends. We do have the big stuff.

So in the next seven weeks, I will try to be humble and ask for help. Try to rest even though I feel guilty not doing much. However, I am trying to stay healthy and hydrated for our son. That is pretty important!

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