30 Weeks Pregnant

This post may contain TMI. You’ve been warned.

I’m already at the point where I have OB check-ups every 2 weeks instead of once a month and oh my GOD does it make time go by faster. Between vet visits and Little Evan’s check-ups and trying to keep the laundry piles to a reasonable level and making sure there’s at least some sort of toddler- appropriate food in the house I can barely remember to SHOWER every 2 weeks, let alone show up for appointments at predetermined times. Especially when I can hardly walk from the kicked-in-the-crotch pain combined with the horrible-strained-muscle-in-my-leg pain and now for extra fun throw in what-I’m-pretty-sure-is-a-raging-UTI pain.


Yesterday I was so proud of myself for making it to Stroller Strides, only to discover not only can I barely walk around the park I definitely can’t jump up a flight of stairs or stand on one leg while doing chest presses with an elastic band. I guess the good news is I showed up and plan to go again Wednesday and maybe even Thursday if I can still walk. Which is doubtful, because at my OB appointment today I was all “Oh hai, I have a UTI” and the doctor was like “Ok, you need to go down to the lab for a test and we should have the results by Friday.” And then I died dead. Because if you’ve ever HAD a UTI you know how long 48 hours can be if you feel like you have to pee constantly while at the same time feel like you’re being stabbed in the crotch with a super pointy knitting needle. (Not to be confused with my already constant KICKED in the crotch pain.)

Luckily, E was more sympathetic than the doctor and took Little Evan to the store for giant amounts of cranberry juice while I lay on the couch only moving enough to hit “next” on my Google Reader. Hopefully some rest and a ton of fluids does enough to keep me from ending up bed-ridden. Because if there’s one thing worse than being in so much pain you can’t get out of bed it’s being in so much pain you can’t get out of bed while a toddler jumps on your stomach and hits you in the face and screams that he wants milk and a new diaper.

In other 30 week check-up news, my doctor said that although Braxton-Hicks contractions are mostly normal, if I have more than 6 strong ones in an hour I need to come in. I’ve been having them pretty regularly, although my regularly I mean I can count on having them when I walk long distances and/or haven’t been drinking enough water but they never fall into a pattern. And they don’t hurt, they just make my belly really really tight. She also implied I may not make it to 40 weeks if my body is already preparing itself for labor like that.

The rest of the appointment was uneventful but kind of awesome. I actually LOST half a pound since last time, although my belly is bigger and measuring right on target. My blood pressure is excellent, as usual, and the doctor (who I hadn’t seen since before I had Evan) was extremely pleased to hear my first birth had gone well. Also, for the first time in two pregnancies, the receptionist remembered my name and said “Hi Suzanne, I have your chart here” when I checked in. Guys, I’M A REGULAR. Just like I used to be at that one bar, where a guy named Billy worked the door and would let us in free. Only at this bar there’s no alcohol and you’re much more likely to see someone experience the consequences of a drunk hook-up than the hook-up itself.

Now I have 2 more very busy weeks to  go before my 32 week check up when I again think OMG THIS IS ALL HAPPENING TOO FAST.

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7 Responses to “30 Weeks Pregnant”

  1. Amy says:

    30 WEEKS?!?!?! Where did the time go??

  2. Megan says:

    OOh you lost weight?! That is awesome! And your Dr was cool with it? I want that to happen to me!

    So does your Dr suggest anything for the kicked in the crotch pain? Does it go away later in pregnancy or anything?

    • bebehblog says:

      It was such a little amount it barely counted, but since my belly is bigger she said it was fine. The only suggestion they’ve ever had for the kicked in the crotch pain is one of those support belts you can wear – like a girdle under your belly – but the only thing that makes the pain go AWAY is giving birth. But no, you’ll have it the whole time, although at this point I’ve gotten used to it so it’s not as bad as it was.

  3. MKP says:

    (jk…I hope the uncomfortable parts that can clear up soon, do clear up soon)

  4. 30 weeks was right when I started hating being pregnant. My ankles swelled, my back and pelvis hurt. Working became horrible. You still look so pretty. And pretty is more important than being in pain.

  5. raincheckmom says:

    Congrats on the weight! But results on FRIDAY for the UTI??? Ugh!

  6. eversmommy says:

    I can’t believe you have to wait until Friday! Come on, its a urine test!

    I don’t miss that kicked in the crotch pain. Or the feeling that he was trying to scratch his way out my cervix. Ahh, the good ol days…

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