Posted May 19, 2009on:
I’ve spent too many posts lately complaining about my situation here – so for a change of pace I’ll write my latest pregnancy update today instead. I am exactly 31 weeks so BG is apprx 75% baked. Woo hoo 🙂
Not that much has changed from my last update. She’s continued to be a pretty mellow baby in utero. I get the most “action” between 11pm – 1am aka the time I would most love to be going to sleep. But her action isn’t even that bad she hasn’t bruised my ribs or kidneys or bladder that I know of, all the does is sort of poke around a bit. Its very obvious when she moves now and you can see it through my shirt etc although its sooo rare in the daytime that I doubt anyone has noticed but me 😦
Lots of FUN 3rd trimester pains, aches, etc showing up. I have nasty nasty stretch marks – maybe I should have used the creams but didn’t get my hands on them in time… just hope they will fade eventually. They look really really bad – Ryohei (silly man) keeps asking me if they hurt, well I guess bright purple streaks will elicit that response from a Japanese man who has never had them or seen any of his sleek race that has them 😦 I’ve been getting really painful joint as well which I’ve read is from retaining water. When I wake up in the morning my fingers hurt at the joints and my wrists are starting to hurt for the same reason PLUS since there is no “high furnature” here I have to use my hands to push off to get from sleep/sitting position to standing. OUCH I miss having a sofa/raised bed…
I guess thats about it for the worst of it… besides getting achy feet occasionally and just being tired out easier than usual. I’ve been craving “ice-y” things lately. GariGari-kun popsicles, Kakigoori (shaved ice), and others? I’ve heard that craving chewing ice in pregnancy may be a sign of anemia… which wouldn’t surprise me. I’ve always had a somewhat low iron count and haven’t had any sort of red meat or anything since I’ve been here. Just pork… blech.. sorry never been a huge pork fan. I have my first Drs. Appt here Saturday morning so maybe I will mention it them.
A bit nervous about going to my “new” clinic since at this point in the race its there or nowhere since you have to “reserve” so early. Well it can’t be any worse than the local hospital which SIL is going to… from what she told me it sounds like a nightmare with very impersonal and unfriendly staff and not willing to explain anything.
With everything going on the last few months I haven’t really had a time to “enjoy” my pregnancy. I thought maybe once I quit work and moved here I would but now my mind is rushing with the logistics of how to get out of here ASAP… Sorry BG, you know I still love you!
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