February 3rd, 2012

Woke up at 3am. I tried to not get out of bed for as long as possible but my bladder was about to explode. I swear the Bun jumps on it around 3am every day. Once I was awake I couldn’t get back to sleep. Throbbing was starting in the t-zone again. My arms from the fingertips up to the shoulder blades are tired and achy and sore. They have their own pulse now. This has become a normal daily thing. It’s making me cranky. Mr. Cat is lucky I haven’t strangled him yet this morning. I am also famished and I want a cup of my cheap ass mocha (instant coffee, hot chocolate mix, milk, voila!). The kitchen is all the way over there though and I’m tired and sore and don’t want to move. Going to the bathroom and taking meds was annoying enough. I’ll let the heating pad work some of it’s magic for a bit longer and then get up. Of course I feel like this on a day where I have things to do. I am going to the pool with my SIL, Mom, a good friend with her baby, and the niece and nephew. I’m not really a swimmer…more of a wader…like a hippo. And you won’t catch me dead in a bathing suit anymore…shorts and a t-shirt work just fine. After that the plan is to go to TJ Kiddies which is this baby/kid store that has the most awesome things. The unfortunate thing is that most of it is way out of my price range. Still fun to go look though. I’m undecided as to whether or not the exercises from the physio are helping or not. The small neck stretches do help a bit but the strengthening exercises for my shoulder blade area I’m beginning to think are actually making things worse. I managed to get them done as instructed, one set of ten for both exercises, twice a day, for a few days earlier in the week. After those few days I felt like I had been hit by a truck. So I stopped altogether for a day. Only did them once a day the next two days. I’ll try twice today and see what happens.

As far as the Bun goes, she seems like a happy little camper. Wiggling around in there a whole bunch. On days like yesterday where I was up and walking around (light housework, feeding myself and the hubby) I don’t feel nearly as much movement, which always makes me paranoid. When I spend the majority of the day laying down it’s like she’s having a party in there. She was 13 oz. at the 20 week ultrasound, which is apparently 3 oz. heavier then the average at that stage. I wonder how much they grow in two weeks? The stretch marks are starting, different colours even! There’s little red ones and silver ones! Hehe! I suppose it’s just a testament to my personality that I am thoroughly entertained by this. I’m becoming a milk factory already. Luckily this only happens in the shower, no leaking in public as of yet.

I’m going to have a snack. I think the heating pad is going to put me back to sleep again, one of the things I love about it. Will do my best to remember to update later.

Pain Management: 2 XS Tylenol, neck stretches x 1, shoulder/upper back exercises x 1, heating pad, 1 Wellbutrin

Supplements: 1 folic acid, 1 vit D

Pain: 8

Mood: 6

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