My 9th Month Struggle… With Boredom

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Finally made it to 9 months! And now it gets boring until he gets here :(

I’m not comfortable driving, I can’t lift Carter, I’m basically on “bed rest” except I’m sitting upright.

I’m really trying to not do anything. It’s so boring. There’s no way I can possibly expect my husband to work 9-12 hour days 5-6 days a week and accomplish dishes, bathing Carter, laundry and taking me to the doctor. Things just aren’t going to get done. He doesn’t want me on my feet and none of us want the baby here too early. It just sucks that I can’t do much of anything :(

The good news is my tsh is still awesome, I’m still not bad enough to need insulin, and I might have only a tablespoon of swelling behind my ankle bones. My blood pressure hasn’t gotten over 120/80 (last time it was CRAZAY).

I’m ready for Silas to get here. I’m ready for labor and delivery. I’m ready to have my husband home for 15 days straight.

35 weeks pregnant and health is no longer a problem :)

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Some updates: my prenatal team had found some fluid on Silas’s kidneys so they sent me for a level 2 ultrasound. Everything turned out to be fine, but I was just glad to see a specialist and get to ask the tough questions.

So far, they say Silas’s development is spot on! This could not make us happier.

We know things can change and to not take this too heavily, but it’s still awesome news.

As for my health, I am still gluten free. I am still feeling great. I still have some sugar issues, but not enough to be on insulin. My fasting sugars are still in the high 70s. Since I had my baby shower, I have been eating refined grains and the gluten free cookies. But I have been so good at being moderate with my diet. I’m good at not overdoing it or if I think I did overdo it, I eat some tomatoes and things turn out fine. Those grains will get you every time! Potatoes and ice cream don’t make my sugar spike as bad as grains. It’s amazing.

My tsh has been “in normal limits”. I’m a little disappointed with it. For two months, it was below 1. Last time I was checked, it was 1.15. It’s so hard to tell if some of the things I’m experiencing are thyroid related or 8 months pregnant related. I will say, though, that I am not depressed and that’s a major thyroid issue.

I feel like a completely different person than the one I was at 7-14 weeks and I can’t wait to experience my new body after baby Si gets here!

Talk about a pregnancy scare…

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I’m getting scared again.

I know that if Silas has CP or not, we’re going to love and enjoy him. But I’m getting scared of it. I can’t find any blogs where moms have caused their children’s cerebral palsy from hypothyroidism. I’m especially scared because my tsh was 121 at 7 weeks – when the baby needs my hormones the most!

All I can find are people who’ve had miscarriages. I wanna know about women with surviving babies with developmental issues.

Exhausted Pregnant

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Something has been kicking my ass lately – especially in the mornings.
I’m not quite sure which it is, but it could be one of three things: Hashimoto’s AT, levothyroxine (the med for the first), or the baby. It’s very possible to be all, one, or two of these reasons.

I’m 30 weeks today. I’m supposed to gain a pound a week for the next ten weeks. Let me just say, I’d better not. Lol! I’ve come this far with a weight gain of -9 pounds. I don’t want to see that go out the window. I started at 182. I’d like to be at 150-160 after baby. But being so lazy and craving sugar (mainly chocolate anything) is making me think this isn’t going to happen.

I’m not going to prevent it purposefully, but I really hope it doesn’t happen.