Wednesday, May 6, 2009

38 week midwife appointment

Yesterday we were officially 38 weeks and we had our midwife appointment. All looks good. The results of my ultrasound and blood work came back normal, so the pain that I'm in is 'just one of those things'. About the back pain, she basically said 'just hang in there'. I asked 'when's this baby gonna be born?' She laughed and said 'probably not when you want it to.' I've gained 23 pounds so far and measure 37 cm. I measured 37 last week too, but she says that's typical in the last few weeks - baby doesn't grow as quickly and settles in lower into your pelvis. So all is good and I'm 'just hanging in there.'

I went out for Mexican with some co-workers for lunch to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Since I wanted to eat healthy, and I was really tired and thought I could use a protein boost, I ordered the Mexican cheese omelet, which came with beans, rice, salsa, and guacamole. Nice and healthy, nothing too special. Then back at the office I snacked on an apple, a pineapple cup, and some peanuts and headed out of work around 5pm feeling fine.

However, as soon as I got in my car and started driving (in the rain for my 30 min commute), I started feeling horrible. Halfway home, in the rain, I pulled over in the emergency lane of the interstate, and puked. A big, horrible, probably gall stone related puke. All my peanuts, all my Mexican food, everything I'd had all day. I haven't had this issue since I went to the hospital, back in February. And there I was on the side of the road trying to figure out how to get home. I waited a few minutes, then decided to keep on trucking. I drove home sucking ginger candy and tums and blasting the AC, driving in the rain and feeling horrible. I was very thankful that the rain didn't cause a long commute home like it normally does. At home, K took care of me. I layed down all night and today I feel okay. Hopefully I can make it home without puking today. That's my goal.

And again I say it. Let's just have this baby already.


Gayby Rabies said...

I found your blog through some others I read and have been lurking for a little while. So sorry to hear about your drive home the other day. Speaking from experience I can say that driving while you're sick like that really sucks. (At least you made it OUT of the car to puke.) I'm glad to hear that you made it home in one piece and had such wonderful care when you got there.

Oh, I also wanted to comment on your Easter post- I think the idea of starting an Easter tradition of egg curry is so cool. And speaking of cool, your due date ticker just hit single digits! I can hardly stand the anticipation of the 2WW, I can't imagine how you must be feeling now.

Baby Mama said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Gayby! I'm also thankful that I was able to pull over BEFORE puking. That would have been way worse. I'm sure my wife would have loved me to arrive home and ask her to clean puke out of the car! I just read your blog. Good luck on TTC. I know how frustrating and disheartening that experience is.