July 12, 2011

Pregnancy Update

I am having a bit of a rough time with this pregnancy. On Friday I fainted at the craft store. Fortunately there were many other people around so I never made it to the ground. We went to the hospital so I could be checked out, and everything was fine. They said I need to be sure to eat & drink enough. So I've been doing that, but I am still having periodic lightheadedness. Mr N strongly urged me to not go anywhere by myself, and I had to see the wisdom of his counsel. If I fainted somewhere out and about with the kids, that could go very badly. So I am sticking to home more, and mostly limiting my outings to places where I can sit basically the entire time (library, McD0nald's). Yesterday my friend went with me to the grocery store. If you could keep me & Baby Girl in your prayers, that would be very appreciated! I have a little over 5 weeks to go and am hoping to avoid giving myself a concussion. Ha ha

Some friends of ours gave us their old swingset, so the kids have been having a blast playing on it. We've had a couple of cool days and some rain (boo). Before that though we were having classic Oregon summer weather, so the kids have been having fun playing in the kiddie pool in the backyard. I sit in a camping chair and knit while they play, it works out very nicely for everyone.

Baby Girl is healthy, active, and head-down. Tomorrow I get an ultrasound to see how big she is. I requested this ultrasound because I am worried about having a baby even bigger than M (he was 9lbs6oz). I don't think I'm quite as big with this one so I don't think she will be bigger, but we'll see.