32 Weeks

We have about 8 weeks to go.  How surreal.  That’s four paychecks.  Eight weeks’ worth of accrual of paid time off to add to my maternity leave.  Why does it all seem to be happening so fast all of the sudden?

Well, we took Davie to see the pediatric ENT (ear, nose & throat) specialist last Thursday.  He was really thorough and did a hearing test, among other things.  He felt like he would support us if we wanted to be conservative and wait a while to put in tubes, but his recommendation was to be more aggressive and go ahead and schedule the procedure.

Troy and I decided to give it four weeks.  TWO DAYS LATER, Saturday morning, she woke screaming that her ear hurt and holding her left ear.  I rushed her to the pediatrician and shots and antibiotics followed.  Raging ear infection in the left ear, and inflammation in the right.  Well, there was my answer.  Monday I called and scheduled the tube procedure, which will be on Nov. 5th.  Fortunately she’s already on the mend and has been to school and is doing great.

I, on the other hand, and falling apart.  Literally, like the zombies on the Walking Dead.  Every morning I wake up and another part has rotted off and come loose.  Who’s idea was it to attempt pregnancy in our 40’s??  Seriously, WHY was this a good idea??

Ok, so it’s not that bad.  I’m actually having some of the same issues I had with Davie.  A lot of round ligament pain and cramping on the left front side.  My lower back constantly burns.  My left leg, though, often goes numb and ignores orders from my brain.  I’ll be standing by the passenger side of the car, mentally ording my left leg to bend and put my in the car, and it just sits there for a good 10-15 seconds before it sloppily and reluctantly obeys.  I just have to stand up slow and test the waters before taking off.

I talked to the OB about it, and he recommended physical therapy and chiropractic care, which is what I did with Davie Ann.  After a chiropractic visit, I would feel really good for the rest of the day, but the symptoms would come back a day or two later.  And as soon as Davie was born, all the symptoms went away.  So I think I’m just gonna grin and bear it.  It’s uncomfortable but not miserable, and it’s just for 8 more weeks or so.  It’ll save me a lot of time off from work and co-pays to just ride it out.

Tomorrow Mom, Davie and I are all going to get our hair cut and colored (no color for Davie, of course).  We’re going to a good friend of Mom’s up by Waco, about an hour and a half drive from us.  Her name is Puff, which cracks me up.  She’s really, really good and we’re so lucky to get to go to her!  I can’t wait to hide all my white streaks! 

It’s been so much cooler and rainy here in Austin.  The rain is a novelty for us!  And by cooler, I mean in the 70’s, which is such a nice change from the 100 degree summer.  I’m a sunshine girl all the way, but it’s nice to get to wear some clothes I don’t normally get to pull out of the closet. 

I should pretend to get some work done. 🙂  Have a great weekend!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Another Dreamer
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 11:38:14

    Wow, not much longer at all 🙂 Sorry you haven’t been feeling that great though.

    And about Davie. Hopefully the tubes will prevent this from happening so much, poor kid. I had that done as a kid because of ear infections, don’t remember it at all… if that’s any consolation? I’m sure you will though, and it’s scary. V had an eye procedure for a blocked duct- really simple- but still made me worry.


    • iamstacey
      Oct 18, 2013 @ 12:11:30

      I’m so excited for you guys! It seems like ya’ll have been planning this IUI forever and now all of the sudden it’s here! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

      I know the tube procedure will go great. It helps that my niece just had it done a week ago and breezed through it. I’ll be glad when it’s over, though. 🙂


  2. JustMe
    Oct 19, 2013 @ 20:49:58

    You know, about the chiropractic. I go to a prenatal chiropractor and that’s all he does is work on pregnant women. He does deep tissue massage prior to the adjustment (think more painful massage than relaxing massage) because he says that on pregnant women the muscles get so tight that just doing an adjustment is useless because your muscles will just pop everything back out of place pretty much immediately. I dunno if it’s true or not, but I feel like it lasts at least a week after an adjustment. Course…you are definitely spending the price of a massage PLUS adjustment, which sucks 😦


  3. Good Timing
    Oct 20, 2013 @ 21:26:47

    Happy 32 weeks! You’re getting so close. 🙂
    Sorry to hear about all the pains. The end of pregnancy is so hard and uncomfy!
    Hope your enjoyed your haircut! Sounds like you made the right decision for Davie’s ears!


  4. aishacs
    Oct 24, 2013 @ 09:05:46

    YAYYYYY so excited and can’t wait to see pics of the new little babe. Thinking of Davie as you guys get ready for the ear procedure, its a lot to handle along with the physical third trimester pains, but you will get through it !!!! xoxoxox


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