So! I'm pregnant! Thought this might be a nice idea so all of my friends and family can keep up with my daily thoughts, feelings and goings-on during my pregnancy.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Week 24 GP Visit

This morning I went to visit my GP for my 24 week appointment. I think I was in there for about 40 mins so I feel sorry for all those people waiting after me. I had questions and stuff to sort out. Firstly she took my blood-pressure, which was fine, then we listened to the baby's heartbeat again and all is good there. I then asked her about my ecsma again and she had a look. She could see it was no better and actually made an appointment for me to see a dermatologist in a couple of weeks. I'm quite pleased about this as it really is annoying me. We then talked about my up-coming blood tests I have to have done. I have to have an Anti-D injection at about 28 weeks and a whole heap of other tests done that week too. They test me for Gestational Diabetes and syphilis, of all things! My GP suggested that someone at the hospital who requested the test be added to my list of bloods may be doing a study on it. So I have all that to look forward to. I'm terrible at getting blood tests done. I usually ask to lie down or I feel really queasy. Last time it was only one vial so the nurse convinced me I'd be fine but with the next lot I don't know how well I'll go sitting up. Might have to push my point. I'll let you know.

I actually had a really bad night last night in the sleeping department. I was quite tired and went to bed after 'Glass House'. Daniel had been out singing last night and got home not long after I had gone to bed. I was still reading and we had a bit of a chat then he went to wind down and watch some telly in the lounge. I only read a bit longer and had turned my light out by the time he came to bed. I was mostly asleep by then and thought once he was in bed I would go straight to sleep. Unfortunately that didn't happen. My stomach was making funny digesting noises that were annoying me and also giving me a bit of discomfort. I tried to ignore them for a while and then got up to go to the loo to see if that would help. I also got a quick drink of water but when I got back into bed it was no better. After tossing and turning trying to get comfortable for a while I decided to take my book into the lounge so as not to disturb Daniel, who was fast asleep. I have one of our spare doonas on the couch at the moment to snuggle under while I'm watching the telly in the evenings (cheaper than turning on the AC) so I got under that and tried to read some more. It was at about 1am by this time and I was getting quite frustrated too. I think I stayed out there for about an hour reading or just trying to doze and eventually trudged back into my bed. I must have got to sleep not too long after getting back to bed but I feel quite tired already and it's only 11am. I've got to start work at 12.30pm and work through to 9pm so I think I might struggle a bit today.

In other news, a few weeks ago we got a package from Adelaide from my brother and his wife in the mail. It was this terrific port-a-cot. We set it up the other night and it's really great! It has what they call a bassinet which means you don't have to bend all the way down, that you can put the mattress half-way up for a baby to sleep in. It also has a change table that you can attatch and it all folds down to a portable size to take from one place to another. It has wheels on one end to make it easy to move around the house when it's set up too. I'm thinking this is so good that we may not even need to buy a 'real' cot! Best present guys! Thanks heaps!

Oh well, I should go and iron shirt for work and think about what to have for lunch before I leave. It's been quite chilly up here this last week or two so soup makes a great lunch. Might go and see what I've got.

Sorry it's such a boring post - promise the next one will be better :-)


Anonymous said...

It's not a boring post, it lets us know how things are progressing, warts and all. In your case eczema.
If I could send sleep hugs over the net I could fix your snooze worries. It will get better.
Love Dad

9:50 PM


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