Sunday, March 2, 2014

Making Progress

Back in October, I was longing for that magical time in the second trimester when energy was supposed to return and everything was supposed to feel wonderful again. That time actually did come but it was pretty short lived - from about 20 to 24 weeks. Now that the third trimester and its various discomforts have arrived, I'm over it. But today is not for complaints! Some good things happened this week and I'd rather focus on those.

1. I passed the glucose test! It ended up making me feel crappy for the rest of the week so I'm very relieved that I don't have to do it again.

2. I finally have an OB and got my first appointment scheduled. He was one of my top two choices and I'm so excited about this, I can't even tell you. My family doctor is a piece of work and I cannot wait to be rid of her. I've written about her before but that turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg. We have a very large medical community in my city but it's mostly a lot of specialists. There are not enough family doctors to go around and the good ones aren't typically accepting new patients, which is why I've stuck with her up until this point. Now I can get the ball rolling on finding someone else and start getting on some wait lists.

3.Tonight, I will finally finish Under the Dome. It was an almost two month long slog and I can't wait to be done with it! Next up, Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

I'm also working out maternity leave arrangements right now but I will save that for a separate post. That subject gets a little complicated!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sugar is Evil

Worst. Blogger. Ever. I know. I'm sorry.

There are so many things to update about and I will try to do that on a somewhat regular basis while I still can. There are less than 100 days left before baby gets here; how the heck did that happen?! For the time being, I figure the best way to get back in the habit is to just dive right in because if I keep waiting for the right time, it'll never come.

This week will be 27 weeks. We found out over the Christmas break that we are having a baby girl and while this scares the pants off us (have you talked to any teenage girls recently?), we are so excited to meet her! Her name is still undecided, though we've narrowed it down to two choices. I have pictures to show but they will have to come in a future update since my laptop crashed a couple of weeks ago and they are not handy at the moment.

Today, I went in for the glucose tolerance test. The drink itself was surprisingly decent; it tasted like flat Orange Crush. I didn't feel the greatest during the hour I had to sit there waiting, but it wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Unfortunately, you can't consume 50 grams of glucose in a 5 minute period without some kind of crash and it is hitting as we speak. Here's hoping I passed because I really don't want to have to do this again over a 3 hour period!

As far as the books go, reading has slowed waaaaay down with pregnancy. I don't have the energy or attention span to keep up the way I used to. It's nearly March and I'm still working on book #2 for this year. Very unusual for me! I got way behind on reviews last year but I'm hoping to at least summarize or list the rest of the books from 2013 at some point. In case you are wondering, this year kicked off with When You Reach Me (a great YA novel that was pretty light and easy, a perfect fit for me right now) and I'm currently slogging through Under the Dome. I've got about 100 pages left and I can't say I enjoyed it that much, despite devoting two and a half months to it.

The plan is to update again Wednesday or Thursday of this week. See you then, if you're still here!