In many ways, this pregnancy has flown by. With all I have going on right now, these final weeks are going to end up being a blink of an eye I am sure. However, I do find myself despising nights. I just feel “off” at night. I itch. I feel a little panicky. I don’t sleep well. And I long for the day I get to hold this little one on the outside. While I do not have cholestasis (a liver issue that causes itching in pregnancy), I am going to try the medication they use to treat cholestasis. It is sort of a shot in the dark, but I am willing to try it. I’ll let you know if it works!
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and thankfully, I’m not lifting a finger. While I think I could find something to cook with in my new kitchen, I don’t know that I have the energy to actually make something that would taste good. I find myself saying, “next year” a lot. And while I really hope the Christmas season doesn’t pass us by without our family being able to enjoy some of it, I know that it just isn’t going to be like other years — and we are all going to have to be ok with that.
Some of you may remember that 6 years ago I was due at Christmas with Baby #6. I was actually due ON Christmas Day and I spent that day wondering if the little twinges I was feeling were real or not. I ended up not having him until New Year’s Day (yes, he was the first baby of the year in that hospital!). I don’t really anticipate going past Christmas this time since I am due the Monday before Christmas and typically, my due date is pretty spot on, but it does remind me an awful lot of how I was feeling back then. So much wondering about when baby would come, what Christmas would look like, how we would celebrate if I was in the hospital, etc. There is a lot to consider when you are due this time of year!
Yesterday, I had my GBS screen. I’ve been positive twice, so I’m anxious to see the results. I also had my Gestational Diabetes appointment. My blood sugars have been great, so I’m hopeful this will all right itself once baby is here. I will say that since being diagnosed, I’ve only had a couple of sodas. One thing I’ve noticed is that soda BURNS as you swallow when you aren’t used to it! It was NOT the enjoyable experience it once was.
I am dilated just a bit, which is normal for me. Baby is head down, but a little off sides – again, pretty normal for me.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. By the time I update next week, I will be in Baby Month! Yippee!!!
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