Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Papaya . . .

We've graduated to a papaya this past week . . week 22. :)

It seems the weeks are flying by. I worry I'm going to wake up one day very soon and he's just going to be here . . . ready or not. A few nights ago I was plagued with dreams of delivering my baby boy only to rush off to run a few errands immediately after. Quite a strange dream that left me feeling like 1. a terrible Mom . . even in my dreams and 2. very unprepared. I feel I've moved on from constant worrying about the pregnancy itself (not subsiding altogether though . . trust me) to now worrying about what we'll do once he gets here. Starting a registry, picking out bedding and starting to organize things in his room are all my to do list in the next few weeks.

I've started feeling much more movement lately which I'm really loving. I've begun cheering him on in there. My belly has also been growing and I think I'm finally looking a little more like a pregnant lady and not someone who loves a dozen too many daily donuts. :)

21 weeks

I'm back to craving peanut butter this week as well. The only food that has really hit the spot has been an occassional peanut butter sandwich. I don't think I've eaten one of those since I was in elementary school prior to this pregnancy. I also feel hungry all the time. Then I end up feeling guilty for all the extra calories I'm taking in. So far my weight gain has been under control so I'm not stressing too much about it but its always in the back of my mind when making choices on what to eat . . which I guess is a good thing.

Our next OB appointment is 3 weeks from now, which seems like an eternity. Today we had a surprisingly successful appointment with my hematologist. He agreed to increase my lovenox dosage without any pressuring from me. Like everything else to this point I fully expected to have to be my own advocate on the matter. He also eased my concerns about being forced to be induced early because of my risk factors connected with Factor V Leiden and reaffirmed the doctors desire to have women go into labor naturally. I hope to cover my clotting disorder and current treatment plan in an upcoming post. If nothing else but to share my story with others who may share my disorder.

I'm really looking forward to the end of the workday tomorrow and the long weekend. Joe and I have tickets to see Coldplay Sunday night at Hershey with friends, which I'm really excited for. And if the weather cooperates we're hoping to use the extra day off to spend the day in NYC celebrating our three year wedding anniversary a few days early. If not Monday we'll make the trip next Saturday. Basilica here we come!! ;)

Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend!


charlene May 22, 2009 at 2:55 PM  

Pickle is a papaya! Go pickle!

You're looking good Jen and it sounds like everything is going pretty well. Happy (early) Anniversary and again, soooo jealous of your trip and the fact that you'll be eating at that restaurant-we-know-and-love-that-I-refuse-to-mention-because-I'll -start-drooling-all-over-my-keyboard. Can't wait to hear all about it!

C and M May 23, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

I must be missing out on the pickle comment/joke but I think I get it ;)

CONGRATS on what sounds like a great appt. I'm glad that things are working out as you had hoped in that dept.

Even thought the to do list is overwhelming, I'm certain that you'll have fun picking everything out, that you'll make wonderful choices, and it will be fun to cross those things off your list!

Looking great, Jen!

C and M May 23, 2009 at 8:39 PM  

p.s. As Charlene said-
Happy Early Anniversary & eat some yummy Basilica food for me. We all know I'm starving & drooling at the thought of that place.

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