Well, I’m officially in my 3rd Trimester, and let me tell you she swooped in like a tornado and in just a few days , let me know who the boss was in this b.
It started over the weekend, where I went to bed well past 1 am, and never really made it up. Then Tuesday, I waited until the very last minute to prep for a meeting I had to be up at 5am to get to. Went to bed at 2, barely slept because Baby S, really wasn’t liking that idea, and just bounced around the entire time.
Five AM came, I had no choice but to be up and at ‘em, to catch the Acela (at least that was a smart decision) and head to Providence. By the time my team dinner rolled around at 6 pm, I had only eaten a couple boiled eggs, an orange, a pear and some trail mix. I was FAMISHED! It took what seemed forever to place our orders and it wasn’t until after that, that finally some bread was brought to the table.
I devoured 2 pieces, they were deelish! Apps came, and we all share a little bit of this and that, joked around etc. Then all of a sudden mid convo, I started feeling weird, like really weird. Tingly, maybe even numb all over, I tried to drink some water, but the feeling intensified. Then I just blurted out “guys I don’t feel good”, leaned over to hold my face and actually plopped my elbow in a platter of marinara.
Within seconds, I was being escorted to the bathroom by one of the girls, but that clearly wasn’t gonna work because I soon as I got up I guess it became evident that I couldn’t even walk straight and was gonna fall and likely crush her little ass. My manager and another colleague rushed behind us to grab me. A chair was pulled up behind me, people were talking at me, the widow was opened. Ahh fresh air!!
Just like that I started feeling better again. I asked for some water, took about a minute to make sure I was really good, and went back to business as usual.
Whoa, that was super scary! Depending on who you ask, I actually passed out for a few secs and my eyes rolled. If I had to guess what happened, I think my blood sugar was way low and then jumped suddenly and that mixed with my lack of sleep was just too much. After dinner, I checked it was normal, and since I was feeling fine with no other symptoms, I decided that rest was probably the best remedy.
I’ve never experienced anything like that, EVER! Pregnancy is crazy, but it really serves as reminder that I can’t do it all and the body as amazing as it is, has it’s breaking points. So I’ve official retired from #teamtoomuch and am slowing it all the way down for the next few months.
In Other News:
Movements: her movements are becoming much stronger and determined. I can actually see my stomach move, as she moves. It’s amazing and kinda weird, good weird.
Chiropractor visit : I went to the chiro for the first time last weekend. My main goals were to reduce discomfort as I grow and also stay properly aligned throughout the remainder of the pregnancy. This particular doc, specializes in the Webster Technique, which is purported to help balance the pelvis to promote optimal fetal positioning. I’ve only recently heard of this, but I will make sure to take notes and let you know if I think it helped once I deliver. I have a once/week appointment until delivery.
So much to do: Not so long ago, it seemed we had sooo much time to do the stuff we’d ideally like before baby comes. Now I feel pressed for time. My main goal is to schedule a couple of classes that I really want to knock off the list: Babywearing , cloth diapers and CPR. The nursery so far has only been painted, but honestly I know she’ll be sleeping in our room at first, so I’m not sweating that too much.
Oh and how could I forget the pediatrician search. That’s honestly the most daunting task as of right now. I thought I had a pretty good idea of who we’d go with, then I remembered that I’m not the typical, go in and do whatever the doctor says type of patient, and am only going to demand more from my child’s doctor. I do have a solid list of recommendations, so crossing my fingers I like one of them.
We already have our birth class all set, and confirmed our maternity and newborn photo shoots earlier this week. Excited for that!
Only 8 more weeks of work left, Hallelu!