25 Weeks

Every week now is a milestone to me. At this point, the chance of survival for premature births increases each week. Hooray.

Sleeping is back to being quite crappy. Usually, I’m up once an hour or so to go to the bathroom, which makes for a very bad night’s sleep. I’m always exhausted in the morning. Having my fuzzy alarm clock, Callie, waking me up every morning at 7 a.m. really doesn’t help, but I can’t help but laugh when I open my eyes and look right into hers, as I did this morning. I guess I should count my blessings that that’s the only reason I’m not sleeping well. Yes, it usually takes me a while to fall asleep, but usually once I fall asleep being uncomfortable doesn’t bother me.

I’ve noticed the last couple of days that when I’m walking, like around the grocery store for instance, I get a pain in my side, kind of like a cramp. Joe thinks it could be the ligaments. Any thoughts?

I’m still not feeling Lucy move around as much as I was several weeks ago, but I’m trying not to let it freak me out. I’ll talk to the doctor about it on Friday. Yes, I know she’s still small, but I wouldn’t think movement would decrease since she’s bigger than she was.

Ever since my transfer, I’ve had pain in my hips, especially my right hip, that makes it incredibly painful to move in bed and sometimes walk. This past week, I had a really difficult time walking. I’ve mentioned it to my doctor before, and she said it could be nerve damage from the PIO shots. I wonder if it will go away at some point. I’ve been dealing with it for six months now, and it’s miserable.

I’m still dreading my glucose test on Friday, though the advice I’ve received has helped a little. Let’s hope I pass!

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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Comments

  1. Jess says:

    All those painful things sound super frustrating! But so exciting how close you’re getting!

  2. Karen says:

    I am sorry you are feeling pain. I am excited that the weeks are passing by and soon you will be holding your little bundle.

  3. spygrrl says:

    hun…. you just hang in there! I do know the frustration when movement starts to slow down… but it’s just cuz there is not much more room left.

  4. Diane Scott says:

    Many, many years ago I read (and did) sleep on my right side. There was a medical reason for it, too, I just cannot remember where I got the information. Has something to do with your heart and circulation. Don’t know if anyone’s offered this suggestion, but if you haven’t tried it, get pillows, stuff them everywhere and give it a try. You need a good night’s sleep! :)

  5. Lisa says:

    You shoudl try the Chiropractor….They can work wonders on aches and pains for Mommies to be!

  6. connie says:

    I’m w/Joe~your ligaments are streching as Lucy grows to make room for her.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about Lucy’s movement~maybe she was just having a “chill” day & was resting alot.

    Sorry about the pain in your hips & hope it gets better soon.

    Lastly, I think I’m the ONLY person alive that’s said this, but I LIKED the orange glucose drink. I guess I’m just weird like that ;) My dr.’s when I had to do it, told me to only drink 1/2 & I asked them could I drink it all & they looked @ me like I was crazy ;) Hoping everything goes well w/that as well :)

  7. Kami says:

    I flunked the glucose test with baby#1…gestational diabetes DX quickly followed…then a diet :-( But I have to say it made me eat extremely healthy, but I really hope you don’t have it, a pregnant woman deserves a donut when she wants one :-)
    Good luck and if you get a choice between the cola flavor and orange…trust me pick orange, I almost up chucked the cola flavor…the orange was much better.

    My guess is with Lucy still being quite small, you probably aren’t feeling her every kick…that is totally normal, ask your doc!

  8. Yuk! glucose test but a necessity. everything will be fine.

  9. Linda says:

    I am a fan of chiropractors and they do perform miracles of pain relief. They understand pregnancy pains and can and will help.

  10. alyndabear says:

    You’re lucky Callie lets you sleep in until 7am – Oscar is up at 4am, meowing until we get up to feed him brekky. Cheeky kit!

    I hope your test today went well, and that your aches and pains resolve soon. It’s not easy growing a whole new person inside you!

  11. Sadie says:

    I’ve heard that sometimes as the baby grows they move less because they don’t have as much room as they did at first. I wouldn’t worry about it too much. :)

  12. Shannon says:

    Joe is right… and go see the chiro… it really does make a world of difference… I am now going twice a week… but that just started this last week…

    but with your first one (at least with me) I didn’t feel Lore nearly as much I feel this one… huge difference… but at they get bigger it does make it hard for them to move etc…

    but my OB said I can take Unisom to help me sleep… see if yours will let you take it…

  13. Sara says:

    Wow, you are having a lot of pain. I would talk to the doc about something to relieve it now. Maybe a referral to a chiropractor is in order.

    Ligament spreading usually happens very early in the third trimester. :) I had that with my first, you need to support your growing baby. Sounds like you are right on track for this.

    Lay on your left side and be very still. You should feel Lucy moving within a few minutes. My girls always moved after I drank something cold. Try that! I’m sure everything is fine, she’s just growing and not moving so much right now. :)

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