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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A bullet list update

All right, all right, I'm a terrible awful no good very bad blogger.  Somehow the last 3 weeks came and went and I never got on and posted.  It may have something to do with the fact that I'm so crazy at work right now I have NO desire to be on the computer after work.  Or maybe its because I'm just being lazy, I don't know, what I do know is that if I don't post soon, I think A's going to start taking over my blog!!!

Here's what's been happening in the last 4 weeks since my last real post:
  • I have had CRAZY stuff going on with my right leg.  Basically sciatic nerve issues that have been causing this tingling in the upper outside part of my thigh.  At first it only came in the evenings, but its gotten to the point where I have that itchy tingling feeling all day some days.  When it started waking me up at night (feeling like a hot poker was being shoved in my leg) screaming in pain, I decided to do something about it.  I had my first appointment with a chiropractor last Friday, and another adjustment Monday, and already I can tell its helping.  The night after the adjustment has been bad, but the others I don't wake up because of my leg...just other stuff.  Bad thing is he's making me give up my heels :-(  Good thing is I had an excuse to buy new shoes.  Now if I could only find flats I like.
  • The nausea has finally tapered off, still all at night, but down to only 2 or 3 days a week now, when it hits though, its stronger than before. 
  • Most of the OHSS symptoms are gone, although the one remaining one is that I'm showing WAY early!  In the last 2 weeks, I've had more people comments on my cute pregnant belly than I can believe.  Oh and I'm totally in Maternity or stretchy clothes right now.  I have just a couple regular shirts that work, but all my bottoms are new.
  • I've started feeling the fluttering uterus spasms I've read so much about, that twitching feeling in your abdomen.  I know its not the baby I'm feeling, but it's still really cool.
  • I started working on the pregnancy scrapbook, and am going to be working really hard to keep it up to date so I won't have a 1 year old and still not have it done.  That is my one fear, I see so many of my girlfriends who scrapbook are currently working on LAST YEAR's Halloween page.  I really don't want to get that far behind.  If I'm going to do this, I want to do it right.  The lucky break is I've joined a group of women at my church who get together once a month (at the end of the month) and spend 3 hours scrap booking or crafting or whatever.  I plan to use that time to keep up to date, hopefully.  We'll see how it goes.
  • I had my latest Dr. appointment yesterday.  Everything looks good, and I had my first experience with the Dopplar.  The nurse struggled to find the HB, but the doctor came in and found it right away.  I wasn't expecting to get to hear the HB yesterday, so that was a really nice treat. 
  • I'm still down 2 lbs from pre-IVF and 7 from retrieval, go figure!  I'm definitely not complaining about that, although it does worry me a bit that I hear some women gain as much as 15 lbs in the first trimester.  Granted I hope to only gain about 15-20 total.
  • I have to have my glucose tolerance test next week.  Definitely not looking forward to that.
  • I need to add 20-40 minutes of light to moderate exercise into my weekly routine.  I'm struggling to figure out what that will be.  I'm thinking that a prenatal yoga class is a definite, but the highly recommended studio in town only offers it once a week so I've got to find something else too.  I was a swimmer in high school, so I'm thinking a pool somewhere might be a good idea.
  • We've decided not to do the NT scan.  My OB believes that, at least in this area, it causes more stress than it relieves because it is still so subjective and often times inconclusive.  He feels that at my age, chances are so low that although possible for us to have issues, since we wouldn't terminate anyway, is it really worth the stress?  I have a tendency to agree.  If we decide we really want to know, we'll discuss amnio down the road.
That's the quick and dirty.  I"m going to try really hard to post more, and post more about things other than the pregnancy.  We'll see how that goes :-)


  1. There's good stuff in there and I give it my stamp of approval!!! Not that my stamp is needed.

  2. Sorry I didn't reply to this! I was sick and missed a lot. I have to say, I am jealous of your weight loss. Don't worry, I was the 15 lb weight gain, and I am so worried that I won't get it all off later. Oh, well. As for exercise, I haven't had a chance to do it yet, but I got a prenatal yoga video, and I have to get my butt up and do it so that I can start getting in some exercise. HUGS my friend.

  3. Glad you're hanging in there!! I hope the sciatic pain improves, that sounds rough. Also, do we get to see a belly picture at some point? :)


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