Inches Gained (Waist): Total 9 inches. 1 inch this week.
Nonsensical item baby is supposedly the size of: cauliflower or a sock monkey (? are those uniform size?)
Pregnancy Symptoms I’m supposed to expect according to TheBump.com:
- The same leg cramps, backaches, constipation and hemorrhoids of previous weeks.–Wow, The Bump, it’s like you’ve finally figured out that the symptoms don’t go away. Congrats, you deserve a shiny medal.
- Skin, hair and nail changes — they might be thicker, grow faster or be more brittle.–My hair is growing super fast (thank G-d, because I HATED my bangs and they are almost gone). My nails have to be trimmed every two days and are less brittle.
- Snissing (that’s peeing when you sneeze). Baby is putting a ton of pressure on your bladder. Make frequent pit stops.–That is the stupidest made up word ever (and I make up a lot of stupid made up words). And no, but I feel like this could happen at any time.
Still no results from the diabetes test. Now that my voice is finally coming back, I should probably call. I stand by my “no news is good news” theory. More importantly, I have had absolutely no time to deal with it. As it stands now, my committee feels I should defend my dissertation May 23. For those of you who don’t suck at math, that means she could be as young as 2 weeks. I have pointed out that I’m not allowed to drive for two weeks post-delivery and we are in the process of negotiating. Otherwise, I hope my mom has some free time to come deal with her during my defense because she’ll need to be on campus with me. And yes, I am freaking out about it.
Oops, my husband just yelled at me to call tomorrow. My blood pressure went through the roof today, which I’m assuming is school stress, but I think they would want to know that too. Note to self: stop being a dumbass/lazy jerk and call the doctor.
Anyways, moving on to pregnancy stuff. Mostly I’m still sick and I ache. Word on the street is that I start the third trimester tomorrow, although much like the second trimester, there seems to be some debate. I’m really not sure why this is so up in the air. Is it really that hard to decide what trimester we are in?
My husband informs me that I grew substantially this week. I don’t feel like I did, but he’d be able to see it better than me. It’s hard to pick things up off the floor and rolling over in bed takes forever, but otherwise I don’t feel THAT unwieldily. My body definitely doesn’t feel like it’s mine, but it’s not that bad.
One new uncontrollable habit is belching. I will burp uncontrollably for thirty minutes after I eat. It’s kind of embarrassing at work (at home I laugh like a 14 year old boy about it), but it’s not like I have any control over it. Considering the wicked heartburn I’ve had, I’m assuming my abdomen is just kind of out of room. Or I’m so hungry that I’m stuffing my face too fast. It’s a possibility.
In puggle news, the more pregnant I get, the more possessive of me Delilah gets. It’s a bit problematic, but now that we’ve recognized the problem, we are keeping it from making Rufus crazy. Delilah likes to be up against me at all times in bed and guards me until I get out of bed in the morning. It’s kind of annoying, but kind of sweet. Hopefully it’s just her way of telling us that she loves the baby.
So, those of you with kids, how soon after can I realistically expect to defend my dissertation? I have to stand and be coherent for about 3 hours. Or is this one of those “you’ll never be coherent again after having a baby” moments? Cause I keep hearing that one.