Sunday, August 23, 2009

I’ve Been a Bad Blogger — ICLW and Miscellaneous Update

I feel like such a bad blogger! I’ve been reading. I try to leave some comments, but mostly I’ve just been soooooooo tired. The weather’s been HOT, HOT, HOT and HUMID. My a/c (which I plan to replace for next Summer) has not been cutting it. So between being too hot at night and my growing belly, I haven’t been sleeping well. Oh, yeah, add in a full time job and commuting on the NYC subway, which entails waiting on horrendously HOT subway platforms. Although, yesterday I was thinking about last Summer. The Summer of cancelled cycles, thanks to my uncooperative ovaries. I was soooooo low. And this was just mocking me all Summer long. I may be hot, cranky and tired this Summer, but my daughter is moving within me, and that seriously ROCKS!

Ah, well. Welcome ICLWers. Here’s an intro I wrote for ICLW in June. Gives you a good wrap up of my story. I think it’s pretty miraculous.

Let’s see, I got back from my vacation nearly 2 weeks ago. It was just 4 nights, but was very relaxing. Cruising is not my ideal vacation (I really prefer to go somewhere and explore), but it suited my needs at the time. If I were to do another, I would not go on the same cruise line. (Starts with a “C” and known for towel animals. (Will post pics at some point.)) The food was terrible. I didn’t expect great, but I thought it would at least be good. And the desserts! They would have been better off with supermarket cake! The annoying part of this is that my OB had just given me a nexium rx, and I was finally getting relief from the horrible acid reflux I’ve been having. The service was excellent. My cabin steward was great. My budget cabin was plenty big enough for me. I relaxed on deck and read. An SMC reader without her own blog sent me this book about labor options. I’m ready to discuss the combined spinal epidural (walking epidural) with my OB at my next appt. I want relief, but I want to be able to move around and change positions when I need/want to.

Last weekend I had a lovely brunch with another blogger who was visiting NYC. The delightful Io from Who Shot My Stork. We had a great time discussing hormones and ovaries and such. She was so sweet to bring me a baby gift. 2 adorable onesies. Baby girl won’t be naked. :-) (Io, I need your address to send you a thank you note.)

That’s basically what’s going on for me. One hour glucose test tomorrow. Baby girl’s kicks get stronger every day. LOVE IT! Went to my first local SMC meeting a few weeks ago. Interesting, but that’s a separate post. Can’t wait to feel some crispness to the air.

Oh! 24 weeks tomorrow, and 1 year blogiversary on Tuesday.


Beautiful Mess said...


Being pregnant during the summer is less then fun. I'm glad you're finding Baby Girl moving round with you comforting, though. That's a HUGE bright spot, for sure!

Bummer the food wasn't fantastic. Glad you enjoyed yourself though. Sounds nice and relaxing!

AHHH you got to meet Io?! How exciting! Glad you both had a nice time.

Stay cool. YAY for 24 weeks!

Aunt Becky said...

I remember the excitement of hitting 24 weeks. It's just so amazing to feel those kicks and rolling punches. Man, I'll always miss that.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

I'm sorry that the cruise wasn't all that it could be, but I'm glad you were able to relax and enjoy yourself.

I'm glad that you are finding comfort in the form of your little girl's movements, even if you are dying of the heat. Your very own blast furnace... :)

Cassandra said...

Happy 24 weeks! Happy Blogoversary! Happy ICLW! Welcome home!

Uh... happy week-until-Labor Day! (Not your labor of course, the workers' kind).

Kristin said...

Yay, Dora is back!!! I am so excited that you are almost 24 weeks. I'm glad you got to rest and relax on your vacation but it does sort of suck that the food wasn't better. BTW, I am still busily working on your baby girl's present.

Shinejil said...

I hear you on the hot, humid, and sticky making for shitty sleep. Fortunately, things have cooled way off here, unseasonably early for the flyover zone, so hopefully some cooler breezes are heading your way.

If you're going with an epidural, a walking one seems like the best option. I hope it makes for an easy labor.

Billy said...

Happy blogoversary!
Glad the cruise was relaxing :-).

EWebey said...

Hope you pass your glucose test!!!

Lisa RM said...

Aw, crappers about the bad desserts. Bad dessert is worse than no dessert.

Anonymous said...

Glad you're posting again...or at least posted--no guilt in blogging, anyways.

happy ICLW, speaking of no guilt :)

MoonNStarMommy said...

Happy ICLW!! I was pregnant during last summer and OMG I was miserable - even though my chair was right infront of the AC unit - LOL... being over half way is AWESOME and being 24 weeks is huge (this coming from a mom who has had 2 preemies) .. every kick and turn is just amazing. At times you'll want them to stop and at times you'll push them to start again! LOL... Enjoy the test - none of us do, but I guess it's a rite of passage :)