Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Woo hoo! Not sure if I'm more excited that I'm now at 33 weeks or I actually know the fruit this week! Mary Harper now weighs as much as a pineapple (a little over 4 pounds) and is 17 - 19 inches long from head to heel. Random alert: In high school I took French and one of the few phrases I can remember is Je suis un ananas (which means I am a pineapple). And to think I never thought I would use French in real life.
One of the websites I read says that whereas before I was sashaying (ha! yes, because when I wasn't pregnant I was a huge fan of RuPaul), I may find myself waddling now. I never thought I'd see a day were I was waddling but it is here. Perhaps I should have learned how to say I am a duck in French as well.
Posted by Mary-Kate at 12:39 AM
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I will have to be honest and say the past few days have NOT been pleasant. I think maybe I have pushed myself a little too much over the past few weeks with trips to Vegas and the beach. I flew home from the beach on Monday and my poor feet haven't been the same since. Not sure if it was the flight, the sun or what but they have really swelled up and I am REALLY out of breath doing the smallest things it seems.
The swelling has also caused me to have carpal tunnel syndrome in both of my hands. Didn't know this was a symptom of pregnancy? Me either. Apparently, swelling and fluid retention increases the pressure in your carpal tunnel and that affects the nerve that runs through it. And when I say my hands are numb, I think it sounds like it doesn't necessarily hurt. It does. So I now have to sleep in hand/wrist braces. Throw in my pregnancy pillow, my expanding tummy, my dog and my husband and our king size bed is starting to feel more like a twin size bed!
I will admit I may have had a few slight meltdowns over the past few days. I think being uncomfortable, not sleeping well at night, hormones, all the swelling etc...have all contributed. And probably being at the beach and seeing people who didn't have to order an extra 15 feet of fabric in order to make their bathing suits didn't help. But after all the pity parties I've thrown for myself over the past few days, I know I am soooo lucky to be experiencing all of this and wouldn't trade one minute of it for all the money in the world. I think it's all just come as a shock to my system because I practically went from zero symptoms to a lot all at once, and all of the sudden. But I know the second I am handed Mary Harper for the first time, this will all be a distant memory!
So here is an 8th month bump picture-extra fabric and all-from Mary Harper's first trip to Sandestin, FL!
|One positive about having to drink virgin frozen drinks are that they are lots cheaper! :)|
Posted by Mary-Kate at 12:32 AM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
In other news, I leave for a girls trip to the beach this week! I am assuming this will be my last trip pre-baby and looking forward to spending time with a whole crew of fun girls. I know that this beach trip will be much different than years past. I usually stay outside from dusk til dawn playing in the sand, snorkeling and floating in the ocean. Not sure I'll be able to do quite as much this year but there are 10 of us going (11 if you count Mary Harper) so it is sure to be an adventure!
Posted by Mary-Kate at 2:22 AM