Friday, September 21, 2012

Time is flying by!

I have no idea where time is going! It's already the end of September! I remember in July when it was scorching out that it was never going to be this time and here it is! I have about 4 weeks left of work (19 shifts left) although now I am considering a 5th week tacked on to that but I am taking it a week at a time. I have been running the auto machines the last two week ( I pretty much just go to #6 if its running a certain job) since my supervisor a few weeks back kept asking me to run it.  I might as well get there right at the start of the shift instead of quarter after when there are to many parts to catch up easily. I figure until it's not running as an auto or he sends someone else or tells me otherwise I will just do that. It hasn't been to bad. Although now weighing the boxes at the end of the night (there normally is only 4) is starting to get to me. I still hate being at work but at least the shifts are flying by and I am free to use the washroom or go on break whenever I need to.
Monkey is doing well. Last week I watched her have her hippo toy on its side and was putting her sheep toy from the farm set on it and then spinning the wheel and then making angry noises when it went flying off. But she just put it back on and did it again. Crazy kid. It's so fun watching her play because you never know what silly thing she is going to do.

Today she decided that standing up then letting herself fall on her bum was great fun. The last few days she has let me cuddle her. :) She rarely does that so it's nice that she is starting to.

She had to get her 18 month needle on Monday which I was dreading. It was just one thankfully though, and it was another dosage of stuff she has had a few times before. Chris sat her on his lap in front of the computer screen where the nurse had a sesame street video on youtube featuring Feist singing 1234. Her eyes were glued to that and she barely registered that she stuck her arm with a needle. There was no crying or anything. I think we were all shocked but very relieved.  She got a Winnie the poo sticker and that was that.

We did talk to the doctor about her constipation. He said if we can control it with diet that is the way to go but there are kid friendly laxatives if we need it. I have given her prunes regularly before and it really seemed to help so we decided to just try that again.  I also got him to check her ears while we were there because she picks at them sometimes or scrunches her shoulder way up to her ear. I thought it couldn't hurt to get him to check them while we are there and if it was nothing then I wouldn't be going home and worry about it. He said they were both fine. He also checked her stomach to make sure it was soft, which it was. He said somtimes if they have trouble passing stool their poor little tummies get hard! So thankfully it was also okay. He also comment on off hand that she has a nice toddler belly pudge. haha which in the back of my mind I was wondering if that was normal and I am glad that he said that. Her belly is huge! lol.

The only other concern that I had was for the adult pertussis vaccination since there have been cases again in my province and in the States. I guess they are finding that the vaccinations are wearing off.  I'm not as worried about monkey since she is vaccinated for it but I am worried about the new little one that is coming and that me and Chris's protection might be waning. I really don't want to pass it on to my baby since they don't get their first dosage until 4 months! Other then that that was all we had to talk to the doctor about. He said to call back when one of the nurses was in that knows more about it or call the health unit because they would have more information on that vaccination. I don't think I can get it right now anyways since I am prego but still one of the many things I need to do.

Monkey doesn't need to go back for any vaccinations now until she is 4, unless something comes up before then. It's so nice that she doesn't have to have another freaking needle for awhile!

As for my pregnancy I can't believe how quickly it is going by! I am starting to feel it though. I feel huge and heavy and sometimes my pelvis really freaking hurts. It's hard to shift in the bed and I can't lay on my back at all. My legs get swollen really easily especially after getting off at work (and I sit most of the time!). My back starts hurting at work to but not like the last time. But it might be that the parts I was working on last time I had to lean over a table a lot.

The baby is pretty active some of the time and people at work keep commenting that I must be having twins :( lol I know I'm huge but I also only have 2.5 months to go.
Monkeys new saying is 'hi it's me!' sometimes she will say it's mommy or it's daddy. So cute!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I've been feeling less exhausted the past few days which is nice. I still get tired after getting up but am not struggling to stay awake anymore. I probably could go to sleep if I let myself but watching monkey that is definitely out of the question. I wonder if the extra iron I am now taking is helping or if it's just a coincidence. Regardless it's still nice.

Last night at work really sucked. There were loads of people missing to so my supervisor asked me to run number machine #6. The part was running horribly and it seemed like he would get it running okay and then five minutes later it was running like crap and I couldn't really keep up since I had to inspect each part carefully. I was so glad when the night was over. It was also really muggy in there despite the fact that it was chilly outside due to rain. I'm going to assume that I will have to work on 6 again and I really don't want to :( I am so tired of work it's not funny.

Only 6-7 more weeks to go which is like only 33 more shifts. I can do it! ( I hope). It was so hard to leave yesterday. I had the gate up in the kitchen so monkey could run around while I got my lunch ready and as soon as Chris walked in the door she ran to the gate with a big smile on her face and started giggling cause Chris was home. The cutest thing ever!! I miss her cuteness while I am at work.  I don't get to see it until we get up in the morning. If I didn't go I would have four extra hours of monkey cuteness before she goes to sleep. Her naps are later as well so it's going to be hit or miss if she wakes up before I leave. :( That makes me sad. I feel like I barely see her during the day since she naps from 1-3 hours and we get up around 8:30 -9am.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Catch Up.

I really need to start journaling more often. I am already at 26ish weeks prego and I feel like I barely have time to journal let alone update my blog online. I feel bad about it since I journaled a lot when I was carrying monkey. I guess that is the way it goes when you have a second child.

I had a doctors appointment on the 31st of Aug (last Friday) He had my results back from my blood and glucose test. Everything seemed fine so that was relief. He said the enzymes in my liver were fine as well (the last time I asked if it was normal to be so freaking itchy during pregnancy and I guess sometimes it can be caused by something in the liver). I'm glad that turned out okay. I asked about my ultrasound results and they STILL haven't gotten them yet. Seriously! I am already worried that my technician sucked and I want reassurance that everything is really okay. The baby is moving around a lot though so that's good.

It's funny though that this time around pregnancy doesn't seem as bad. There are certain things that are worse though like I had morning sickness this time around and it sucked especially when I had to watch monkey during the day. I also am finding that I don't have to get up every two minutes after I go to bed to use the washroom like I did the first time around, unless of course I drink a huge glass of water just before I go to sleep. I also haven't gained as much as I did the last time (50ish with monkey) but I am sitting at 22 pounds this time around. Although I started 25 pounds heavier this time around. I don't know if it's either because every pregnancy is different or it's because I really don't have to much time to think about it. I mean monkey keeps me busy during the day, then it's off to work, then home to sleep. Regardless though the time is going by fast, even though at work it seems to drag and I am starting to freak out about labour again!

 I only gained 4 pounds since the last time I was there which is a pound a week which is good. He said the baby's heart beat was at 130. I guess everything is going alright. I did have two concerns this time though. One was the incredible exhaustion I feel during the day. I only get maybe 7 hours of sleep a night if I'm lucky and it is broken. I get up with monkey and an hour later I am ready to crash but can't. I have been off and on lately taking a nap when she does just to get a few extra z's but most often I have to wake myself up before I am ready to and get ready for work or because monkey woke up that sometimes its not even worth trying to nap. Then I feel the same thing at work off and on but I can't nap there. He suggested that on top of my prenatal to take extra iron once or twice a day and nap when I can if I can and see if that helps.

Today I have been better. I didn't sleep that well last night since it was sort of muggy and I had gas stuck in my chest but finally I passed out. I kind of dozed in the morning until monkey woke up and I did feel sleepy around 10 but it wasn't to bad. Right not I feel okay as well. I hope that the extra iron is helping though because if not it's only going to get worse as my belly gets bigger!

The other thing that I was worried about was the fluttery jerky movements in my stomach near the bottom. He said not to worry and that at this point any movement is good. He said it could just be the baby in it's motions or whatever. He said he had one person describe it as having a seizure. I was actually thinking the same thing but didn't want to explain it that way). He said that he told her that he didn't think that was possible and not to worry. That made me feel better and looking it up online it seems a lot of people have the same feelings. It's nice to know that I am not the only one.

Monkey is becoming a little parrot repeating what we say. It's freaking cute though. She can't get the words exactly but we know what she is saying so we really have to be careful what we say around her. It's hard sometimes but I really don't want her to start saying something bad because it slipped from one of us because that will be the word that she says ALL the time.

I also just came off of a week of holidays and I don't want to go back! I'm dreading it but I have only 6-7 weeks left. I am going to try for a 7th week if I can because this time around I want a private room. I don't care the cost because last time I hated not being in a private room. So if I can work that week it would be good since it's like 200ish a day and our insurance doesn't cover any of it. It may be expensive but it will be worth it for me anyways. I will feel more comfortable and so will the people that come and visit in the hospital. It was really awkward the last time. The count down is on now though! I have to keep thinking only 1.5 months left, and am trying to take it a week at a time. This week is a short week with only 4 days. I can do it! I just have to keep saying that to myself!

ALSO my Mom and sister and my niece were over last Monday and I found out that my neice is going to have a baby. So I am going to be a Great Aunt for the first time!!! She is only about a month so far and will probably be due around my birthday. It is going to be so weird that our babies will almost be the same age! I am so excited for her. I still can't believe it though!

BabyBelly #2: 26 weeks

(yeah a not so great photo of me but I just got home from work)

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