Saturday, June 10, 2006

27 weeks

I wake up every Saturday grateful for the chance to be one week farther along in this pregnancy. And next Saturday is the first MAJOR milestone; the week that Dr. F has been so pounding into our heads that we just have to get that far. And here we are, the official beginning of the third trimester and one week away from 28 weeks. So far I have been able to endure 14 weeks of bedrest. "Only" 10 more to go, though maybe some of those weeks will be a little less strict (one can only hope). Dorothy continues to grow, which also includes her kicks and wiggles getting stronger. Her little feet are now getting dangerously close to my ribs, although I think I may have a couple weeks left before I get really strong kicks up that high.

Good news on the glucose test! I passed with flying colors so I can continue to pig out (as demonstrated in picture to the right). David's brother celebrated his 30th birthday last night and I gladly and heartily partook of the moist yellow cake piled with strawberries and vanilla ice cream. I am, on the other hand, low in iron (bad Becci for not being diligent with the taking of the vitamins!) so I need to start taking my prenatals again. I have been rather forgetful about taking them since the end of the first trimester (and beginning of bedrest), and I have no doubt that improving my iron levels will also improve my feelings of exhaustion. It has been increasingly difficult to drag my lazy rump out of bed (and onto the couch) in the morning, which in turn also makes me more on the irritable side.

This morning we headed over to my parents' house for a nice big breakfast with all the fixins. My sister's husband is the random internet fun finder of the family, and ran across something like this the other day. Apparently if you stick mentos in a Coke bottle, it explodes! So my brother-in-law went to get some and try it out. It worked. Here's the evidence:





What we do for entertainment in this family.

18 comments:

Tonya said...

WOW almost 28 weeks.. that is fantastic!!! I am so happy.. *does a little dance* lol You look great too becci!! Thats awesome that you passed your glucose test.. of course I had one and failed it right away and was on a strict lowcarb diet for 14 out of my 27 weeks of pregnancy. It sucked!! Its funny about the mentos thing...lol

Maggie said...

27 weeks!!! I'm doing the happy dance for you! Woo hoo. That's great news! My guess is the doctor might let you 'cheat' a little in about 7-8 weeks or so....or I hope so for your sake!

Keep up the hard work! You are doing a great job :)

Emmakirst said...

YAYYYY you are almost to 28 wks. That's so great! I love the belly pic, you look so good :) Hoping that once you get further along you'll get a bit more freedom.

Glad you passed that glucose test, eat away :) Hopefully once your iron levels get better you'll feel a little better.

Too funny about the whole mentos/coke thing. I like the pic. It's got some projection to it. hehe.

amy said...

You look so pretty. And an huge Woo Hoo for 28 weeks! If you put dry ice in an empty film container it will shoot the top across the room. If you order Ben and Jerry's for delivery - it comes packed in dry ice. (I was very bored when I was on bedrest.)

doodle said...

I know you don't "know" me, but a friend of mine (Kristin) told me about your blog. And after being on bedrest with (a few of) my children I totally understand how "insane" you can go. I used to long just to go to the store! lol It looks like you are doing an amazing job of cooking Dorothy! The instant you see her you would do it all again, double, just to have her in your life. Have a speedy week!

Blair said...

Becci,
The 14th week was the start of the hardest times for me... I would cry constantly, and while I can say it was the hormones, I know it was the bed rest. I am not even suggesting that this may happen to you, but try to keep an eye on your emotions, try to see if you are getting to a state that is not so happy, and then force yourself to get past it. I don't want to be negative, please know that, but I just want you to know that it gets harder, and then it can feel desperate. It did for me, I hope it doesn't for you...
Another thing, I realized with my last comment, that I consider myself a mother on bed rest, much like someone who has gone through infertility would consider them selves an infertile even after having their child... (though not the same, but it was an experience that changes you) that is interesting, it is a strange bond, when I meet other women who spent any amount of time on bed rest, there is a tightening in my chest, tears in my eyes, and a tremendous outpouring of love for them, their child and their situation. It is rather powerful.

Mandy Lynn said...

Becci, You look fantastic in the pictures. I love the science experiment too. Tempted to pick up some mentos and coke for a pool party we are going to today! I am so happy you have made it this far. I know that Dorothy is going to be fine and one day soon she will realize just how much you love her via the sacrifices you made to get her here! Keep up the good work!

Hoping said...

Congrats on 27 weeks! You are almost there, and the coke thing is way cool and I am shamefully entertained by it :)

miraclebaby said...

Blair, I am to that point already but thanks for the warning. Everything makes me cry and I am "cheating" more during the day (getting up to get this or that) because I can't stand it. I don't want to be at my house, I don't want to talk to anyone but family, and I am so irritable!!!!

Melissa said...

Wow, Becci...congrats on 27 weeks...one more week to go, that is awesome! As always, good luck with the rest of this crazy journey! Here's hoping the bedrest eases up a bit in the near future!
That is crazy about the mentos and coke...we were just talking about that the other day. I didn't think it would work...I shall have to pass your evidence on...

Sarah said...

I'm glad to know when your new "weeks" start. It's funny how that day is such a big deal. When you can officially switch weeks in your head. And probably even more exciting for you!!

Glad to hear things are going well (as well as bed rest can be) and you don't have any GD worries. :) It would be sad to have to abandon all sweet tooth sorts of rewards!

Kathy said...

Yay for making it to 27 weeks. You're almost there to goal #1. Really, though, if anything were to happen now, chances are good that Dorothy would be fine. I hope for your sake nothing happens, but it must feel good to be able to start thinking it's really happening; you're really going to be a mother!

And the mentos thing is too funny. It looks like you guys had fun making a mess!

Blair said...

Becci - The only thing I can say is force yourself to do things that don't let you wallow in the dark of the situation. I get free long distance on my cell phone so I can call you if you need to cry to someone that has been there, you can use google to send me a text message and I promise to call as soon as I can. (email me if you are interested)
My mom threw a party where I had my friends over and we decorated cookies, it was hard, but it helped so much... I got to see friends who had not been able to come visit. Anyway, I am here, I will isten, and don't be afraid, I won't udge you anything, becasue I have been there, I know how dark it is, I know.
Sending wonderful thoughts your way, loving you like a stranger can love an unknown friend... caring, because it is such a hard yet wonderful time.

Keeterjen said...

Just a few more days to 28 weeks! How exciting!!

Shawn Marie said...

You look great! Yay on the 27 week mark and on the passing of your glucose test! Keep takin pics of that cute belly! We are so gonna have to try the mentos/coke thing!

purple_kangaroo said...

Woohoo!

jo(e) said...

What everyone else said -- you look great! And every day that you can keep that baby in there is a bonus ....

nettie said...

That looks fun!