Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Week 29: Quick Update

I'm starting to feel like my body is at it's stretching limit. My abdomen is warning me, "No way. I can't go any further. Any more growth is going to have to happen out your back." Just in the last week I must have had another growth spurt. It feels as though there is a balloon in my midsection that is inflating at a faster rate than the rest of me is ready to deal with. I can't seem to get comfortable in any sitting position.

Another fun thing is that at night when I lie down in almost any position I can't seem to get a full breath. It's such a strange, and annoying (frankly speaking) thing. I breathe in and I only get about 75% of what I typically can get. On my back it feels like it's only 50%. I have so much compassion for what asthmatics go through, now.

Oh, and I noticed a sway in my walk today that felt like it could be the beginning of waddling. Noooooo!!! Not yet. Too early!

Tomorrow is the gestational diabetes test. I'm hopeful that I won't have any issues. I can't imagine that I do. Besides passing, my other concern is that I'm not sure how on earth I'm going to make it until 10 to eat my breakfast. I wake up hungry at 6 and am usually taking in the first round of breakfast by 6:45 a.m. Planning on treating myself to an egg sandwich following the appointment.

Sorry this post is a bit of a downer. Not feeling tip top right now.


Anonymous said...

Oh, Liz! Everything will be okay. I remember feeling exactly the same. I didn't think my stomach could stretch any more and I certainly had trouble breathing the last trimester. I would be teaching a room of 28 kids and sometimes couldn't finish an entire sentence without taking a huge breath. I felt like a fish out of water sometimes. You look wonderful! Take care! Love, Barbara

Anonymous said...

oh oh -the waddling stage!!! Yikes
Hope all went well with your test. Talk to you soon Love Mom V