Friday, May 27, 2011

27 Weeks... and a giveaway

I have decided that the only way to pull myself out of this funk I've been in this week, is to try to make life as normal as possible.  That's hard to do when you need to go grocery shopping and buy trim for the baby's nursery... and neither place is there anymore.  We will be doing our shopping in a nearby town for the foreseeable future I guess.

Anyway today I start my 27th week.  I called the doctor yesterday, and thank God their building is still operational.  I was nervous that my ultrasound on the 6th would have to be rescheduled.  I know that's pretty small annoyance comparatively, but I just can't wait anymore!!  I NEED to know if I'm shopping for pink or John Deere green!!

27 Week ailments:
    Swelling... I bought a $10 ring at JCPenney since my wedding ring only fits for about an hour in the morning.  Also my feet have outgrown my cutesy shoes.  Luckily it's flip flop season. :)
     Aches... My muscles have been hurting on and off for quite a while.  Apparently I need more potassium.  I think bananas help, so I just need to be better about eating them daily.  Last night I tried to sleep with an ache in my left arm.  I got up about midnight, took some tylenol and milk.  I then watched about 15 minutes of Craig Ferguson.  He put me to sleep until about 4 when the arm woke me up again.  I decided I should try sleeping in my bed again, and after quite a while finally fell asleep again.  However, now I'm hurting again and can't take any more tylenol.  I crave Advil liquigels!! 
      Growing...  I'm not really sure how to describe this one.  I'm pretty sure the baby is growing and my belly is not.  I feel like I can't move without getting a baby body part pushed into my rib or my spleen.  No more bending over to put Holly's leash on, she has learned to jump onto the couch for me.  No more sitting forward in a chair, I always feel the need to recline instead of continue the pressure on my sternum.  Hopefully the baby will pop outward more and make more room in there.

In other news... We have 2 days of regular school left, then we go straight into summer school.  No breaks for this weary teacher.  Luckily we have Monday off for Memorial Day.  We're going to FB's side of the family's reunion.  That should be fun.  Also FB is finally back from most of his world travels!  I'm so glad to have him home.  He's been to Manhattan, KS; St. Louis, MO; and Denver, CO.  That is too much traveling in my humble opinion!  Especially this last Denver trip.  It was this week right after all the Joplin mess.  Then the first night he was gone and we had tornado warnings again.  I spent an hour and a half in the basement alone... with Holly running in circles.  Normally I don't enjoy him being gone, but this time I was a blithering mess.  Thankfully he's home!!!

OK now onto the giveaway.  I'm almost to 200 posts!  That seems crazy to me, who knew I had that much to say??  I think I'm going to do a doggy theme.  I'll send the lucky winner a doggy gift basket, then in conjunction with that make a donation of needed items to Joplin humane society.  They are reuniting people with their lost pets right now.  If you've got any ideas for the giveaway... let me know.  I will be doing the official info and stuff on my 200th post, so stay tuned.


Farmboy said...

What a great idea, and by the way I think it should be Pink John Deere for the girl.

Melissa said...

I totally understand the swelling! I haven't been able to wear anything other than flip flops for over a month, and my rings got put away about a month ago :(