Friday, March 25, 2011

Pregnancy update and Lent

I am 32 1/2 weeks pregnant.  I had another midwife appointment today, at home again.  I am having appointments every other week now, can you believe it?  I can't.  So there's just 7 weeks left, but I'm thinking more like 8 or 9 since Luke was so late.  That's ok by me, she can come when she comes.

I'm having a few issues right now.  One is that my pelvis hurts like crazy.  And then I twisted it getting into bed the  other night.  Nothing serious, just really uncomfortable.  So my midwife suggested getting a chiropractic appointment.  Then, my father in law, who is a physical therapist gave me a few exercises to do and told me to ice.  I guess I should have been doing that all along.   Next thing is I've had some bowel issues (tmi?)  and my stomach has been hurting.  I found out that I am taking to much magnesium.  I take calcium magnesium and I think I am sensitive to the magnesium.  I need the calcium though for obvious reasons and for leg cramps.  So I have to find just a calcium supplement.  Going tomorrow for one.
But I have to wait until Wednesday for the chiro appointment... sigh.

Good news is that the baby is healthy and moving around just nicely!  And I really LOVE my midwife, there was the back up one that came today, and I love her too.  They both have a lot of knowlage. They both are naturopaths.  And I am learning so much this time around that I didn't know before.  I just feel really comfortable and I feel like they have the same goal in mind, a healthy natural birth.

Luke is still nursing away.  I am making colostrum now and I think he's liking that.  His nursing isn't changing except that I think he is starting to get his molars so he feels uncomfortable. I sometimes think about the transition that will take place with Luke once we have a new baby, but I don't want to think about it too hard because I don't know what will happen.  He might be really happy, he might have some getting used to baby moments, but I don't want to dwell on the situations because they are what they will be and I can't control it.  I have too much else to think about anyway.


Next is Lent.  I gave up facebook.  I feel a little different than I did last year.  Last year, I was really excited to get back on and see what was going on.  This year I have almost contemplated deleting facebook.  I like the break, I like not thinking about what everyone else is doing.  Especially since I have a lot of friends that I don't really talk to anymore, or people that I just look at their status but never actually see in real life.  I don't know if I want that.  I have a few ideas about it.  I might just decide to delete it.  I might just decide to get rid of anyone that I don't know, know... like people I don't call or text on a regular basis.  Though, my parents and Grammy do check to see pictures of Luke.  But there's email for that.

Another thing is that  I know I'm judgemental about what people write or post on there.  Its really nice to get rid of those thoughts.  I also have less urges to get worked up over posts people make that I don't agree with.

I also have have had more time to write countless emails to my friend Lisa about parenting, food, and other randoms.  I have also been emailing my best friend Usa in the morning on occasion telling her to call when she has free time and she emails me late at night when she is up late.  We have completely opposite schedules, oh and she works.  I also have been trying to email my parents and grandparents and texting my inlaws pictures of Luke.  But the point is that it's been really nice to be on a personal level with people I care about... not just posting pictures on facebook  into the black hole of the internet.  Does that make sense?

I'm not sure what I'll do, but I really like the break.

That's pretty much it for now.  I want to update my blog more and I had planned on updating more through out pregnancy but I'm just so tired that laying down sounds so much better than typing.  And on that note, I'm going to lay down in my nice warm bed :)  good night.


Anonymous said...

Aw the part about the email made me smile. I really enjoy the emails. I've mostly been off fb but been using it to update everyone about the biopsy.

This is the first blog I've read since Tues and I haven't been able to get into my blog but I haven't missed it. Only wish I could get on to tell everyone how the biopsy went and how things are going. It's nice to have a break though.

Anonymous said...

Ug it didn't let me put in my name. But you know that's me lol.


Brian said...

I go through the struggle of facebook on a daily basis. Part of me wants to delete, but part of me doesn't. Since Landon was born I deleted about 150 'friends'. I realized I didn't want some random person I had a class with but haven't spoken to since 2005 seeing things about my son.

I hope the chiropractor and exercises help with your pains. Can't believe you are almost there!

Anonymous said...

oops- I was under Brian's account- this was Mel :)