Hello! I still exist, I’m still pregnant, and I still know my username and password to get online.
I’ve just been in a little bit of a blog funk, that’s all.
I’ve also been out of town a lot and I keep starting projects and not finishing them. So, not a lot to say or time to say it. But now I’ll catch you up:
My amazing husband took me to Leavenworth earlier this week to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. Let me recommend to all of you the Granite Hills Inn in Leavenworth. It was spectacular. It is a small (3 room) bed and breakfast on the outskirts of town. Every room has a fireplace and a jacuzzi, and is stocked with spa quality products- my skin misses the Green Tea and Mint lotion! Breakfast was amazing both mornings we were there- omelettes and french toast the first and Danish pancakes and fried potatoes the second. The owners and other guests were very friendly and we had a great time. The best part? We paid $99/night. Check it out, you’ll be happy you did.
Now that my commercial is over, here is what you’ve all been waiting for… a picture of me!
This is the happy couple, 2 years married and 33 weeks pregnant. Steve did a good job propping the camera on the car, eh? It was so beautiful there, I wish we could have stayed longer.
We had another ultrasound last week, which showed everything looks great, and that Evelyn is still Evelyn with no unexpected parts attached. I still have nightmares that I’m going to have a little boy stuck wearing pink and purple, though. She likes to suck on her fingers/hand and she has big ol’ lips.
I’m happy with my choice to switch doctors. I’ve asked my previous doctor, Dr. Walters, to remain as my Primary Care and to be Evelyn’s pediatrician. Dr. Herman’s office has been great for my OB care, and so far things are working out really well there.
I’m relatively comfortable compared to earlier in my pregnancy and to what everyone tells me the “nightmarish” third trimester should be like. Do you have any idea how sick I am of hearing “just you wait…”? It is nearing the point of strangulation. My back pain is much better, I have very little nausea, and I’ve only had one headache that I can remember in the last 6 weeks. The swelling is manageable and only causes problems if I spend a lot of time walking or in the car.
When I say relatively comfortable, it is because my only real problem is my right hand. I’m about to cut it off. I have carpal tunnel, which has made the skin on my fingers numb for the last 7 weeks or so. It has progressed to the point that I grabbed my iron the other day and didn’t realize I’d burnt my fingers until I saw the blisters later. The nerve pain in my hand is something else. Incredible. I have a new sympathy for anyone suffering with any type of nerve pain. It never stops. I’m having trouble at work because I can’t type as well as I used to and I refuse to draw blood with a numb hand or with my left hand. I’ve given one shot, and it went fine, but it still makes me nervous. The worst is nighttime. I don’t get a lot of sleep because the pain radiates to my shoulder and I’ve woken up a couple mornings realizing I was whimpering in my sleep. I have a wrist brace which sometimes controls the pain, but usually makes things worse as my arm swells and the tingling intensifies. I’ve decided the best way to describe my feelings in my hand is that it feels like it is wrapped tightly in tape- cutting off the circulation and causing the loss of sensation in my skin, while still allowing me to feel pressure. I’ve been told this will most likely go away as soon as she is born. I’m crossing the fingers on my left hand about that!
On that happy note, life is generally pretty good. We’ve enjoyed visiting friends and family this summer- the Smith reunion was a hoot, and we enjoyed visiting our Flynn side of the family for the 4th of July. I’d share with you my pies that I baked for the occasion, but they were utter failures that ended up in the trash.
I’ve been extremely blessed with some amazing baby showers. Evelyn is going to be well-dressed, and, assuming we find a place to live (thats a story for another day!), she really already has everything she needs! We are really looking forward to her arrival, and enjoy watching and feeling her move in my belly.