Friday, June 6, 2008

100 days to go

First, thanks so much to all of you for your supportive comments! I have been riding in the car with the seat not reclined, sitting on an otherwise useless throw pillow, and it seems to be helping. I think it pushes me up out of the bucket part of the seat in the car. That said, when I was at the movies, I tried leaning forward, which would also theoretically seem to relieve pressure on the vena cava, and it didn't help, but I'll keep up with the pillow. And I've stopped drinking v8 in the morning, since the other commonality between the various near-fainting episodes was recent consumption of copious quantities of sodium (v8, movie popcorn, Thai food. Mmmm. Thai food.).

Second, I do have a body pillow and started using it a week or so ago. It's not one of the fancy pregnancy ones, but rather a generic long, semi-firm pillow that a friend loaned me (like this one). It seems to help relieve the pressure on the hips, which is great. I think the stomach pain isn't muscular/physiological but rather digestive. And it started coming during the day too. The other day, I ate an apple as a snack and felt awful for the rest of the day. P had commented that he thought pregnant women were supposed to be gassy, and I haven't been, so I'm wondering if it's been getting trapped in there. So, as my first trial-and-error solution, I've cut back on gas-inducing fruits and veggies, and it seems to have helped so far. We'll see if it lasts.

Third, we got a call last night that our furniture had arrived at the warehouse and was ready for delivery. They said it would be 10-12 weeks, but it was less than 4. We are sooo not ready for furniture, since the room still has junk in it and the ceiling needs to be skim coated and the room needs to be painted. Yikes. They'll hold it for as long as we need, though, which is great. I have a new-found love for the Baby Furniture Warehouse.

Finally, 100 days to go. Crazy. I have started having dreams about babies. Ones with actual babies in them.

14 comments:

Chris said...

I hope your last 100 days go by smoothly, and that you are enjoying your baby dreams. Good luck!

**NCLM**

mo*reezy said...

OY! 100 days! I'm glad you're feeling some relief. And I think you should take more naps, thus increasing the number of opportunities for fun baby dreams.

Katt said...

Glad to see you've found some things to help!

Here from NCLM...

waitinginline said...

99 days, now! Wooo hoooo!!!!

I'm glad you're able to get some relief from some of your discomforts and troubles. I hope things continue to improve!

sushilover said...

Glad to see you are finding at least some work around ways to your fainting issues. That must be a relief! Whoohoo on the baby dreams and 100 days! May those days just whip by! :)

Ms. Infertile said...

Glad to hear you've found some ways to help with the fainting. Less than 100 now!! Isn't it crazy, stressful, and completely exciting too?!?!

Katie said...

Via NaCOmLEavMo...
Hope the last 98 days go smoothly.

Katie said...

We have the same furniture! Glad that you are feeling a bit better.

Momma Mary said...

NCLM

Hope your pains ease up, and that you enjoy your last 3 months of pregnancy! :)

DC said...

Good luck with the nursery! Fun!! :)

baby~amore' said...

hi
I'm here from NaComLeavCom
I am sorry for the loss of your first baby and so excited that you have are in 3rd trimester.
I hope you are not feeling too sick.

My Little Drummer boys
warm regards
Trish

Brigindo said...

Less than 100 days now, how exciting. Hope the pillow continues to help. Good luck!

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Future Mommy said...

Wow - already within the 100 days...I can't believe it! Yay for you - these last couple months are just going to fly on by!!

Nicky said...

I just came by to see how your fainting was going -- glad it seems to be getting better! Oy... V8.... I started having a glass in the mornings during my second trimester, to up my veggie intake, and the sodium made my feet & ankles swell beyond recognition. My doctor took one look at my feet and said "You started drinking V8, didn't you? You need to cut that out." Oops.