I'm a little over 30 weeks!!! I can't believe it! It all seems to be going by so fast right so as we have so much going on. My little brother got engaged and was trying to plan a wedding for October...which got postponed to May 2011 (thank goodness....for me). Jason has been traveling quite a bit (which stinks). There are friends we are trying to catch up with. It seems like I'm in and out of some kind of doctors office (dentist, chiropractor, OB...etc).....AND....we are trying to figure out if we can squeeze in a prenatal class. Sigh. We'll see. I have 2 showers coming up in a few weeks (for me!) There just seems to be so much to do and so little time....but it's all good things. Well, maybe except for the bathroom remodel that seems to be getting more and more expensive as we are progressing along.
So I've been seeing a chiropractor and she has done wonders for me. I was not able to walk for a while I was in so much pain with my hips and back. I've been seeing her for 3 or 4 weeks and I feel 100 times better. I can walk without pain, I can workout without a problem, and I can run without any issues from the hips or back. Even though when I sit for a while, or get up from sleeping, my hips get tight, that is very minor compared to the agony I was in a few weeks ago.
Speaking of working out. I've decided to revise my frame of thinking. I was still in the mind set of running 5-6 miles, but (sadly) no more. It just not comfortable and it hypes my body up too much to the point that I can't sleep or relax. I'm finding that working out for 45-60 minutes a day 5-6 days a week work great with mostly "cross training." I do mostly bike and/or elliptical mixed in with some core and yoga stuff. I mix in 2-3 miles of running on the treadmill between cross training segments to break it up. I go by how I feel. I actually feel really good on this little schedule and feel very fit for my situation.
I'm finding that I can start seeing the end of the tunnel from afar. I had a doctor appointment last week and everything looked great. I have gained 18 pounds so far which is actually much less that I thought I would have gained by now. I'm not complaining though. Jason tends to be a worrier as I haven't gained much weight in the lat 6 weeks, but I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I have a hard time eating with my stomach being so smooshed up. I'm finding my hormones are starting to act up again and I'm getting more tired...and of course, the nausea is always there at some point of the day. I took the glucose test which I didn't think was too bad at the time, but I ended up getting pretty sick and feeling ill for a couple days following it. The test, along with my blood work came back great though. I had my Rhogam shot (since I'm a negative blood type) taken care of too. Fun fun fun! The only other small issue is my blood pressure at the doctors office. It has been SKY high the past 2 visits....but only at the office. I've been taking it 2x per day for the past 4 weeks at home and it's actually really good for me. I even had another doctor take it and it's pretty good. For some reason, when I go to the OB office, it's off the charts. The doctor isn't worried since I've been monitoring it, but it just drives me nuts that it's so off. I'm not nervous or anything so I'm wondering if I get a spike in blood pressure when I'm sitting in the hot waiting room, then stand up suddenly when the call my name to the back. I can feel my blood pressure rise along with my heart rate for about 5 minutes....and in that time they take it. I just may ask for them to take it after the appointment. Who knows. I'm just thinking out loud at this point.
Anyway, nothing is perfect I guess and I'm just happy everything is looking as good as it is at this point. We just put up the baby furniture and are starting to collect baby items. I can't believe we are so close to having this little guy so soon. It seems to have been a rather long year for us, but hopefully, everything will finish out well and it will be all worth it.