Friday, September 12, 2008

belly thoughts

here are some random thoughts about this pregnancy:
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#2 likes to be on the right side on my belly, which often makes it lopsided! seriously ... if you push on the left side of my belly it is soft, and the right side is as hard as a rock.
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i've gained 20 pounds so far, and the circumference of my waist is 38 inches (and growing).
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my favorite compliment lately: "you don't look pregnant, except from the side" or "you can't tell you're pregnant from the back" ... meaning i've only gained weight in my belly (or that's how i take it anyways) i've been lucky enough to not gain any weight in my ankles or face or anything. i just have a little basketball under my shirt ... hehe!
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#2 isn't much of a kicker ... she's more of a pusher, or a stretch and hold it kind of gal.
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robby is still holding tightly to that 20% that it's a boy. he thinks the ultrasound technician was incompetent, and tells me if he starts laughing histerically in the delivery room ... then it's a boy.
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i've had 2 UTIs so far ... luckily it never progressed to my kidneys like it did when i was pregnant with aidan -- THAT was painful, and i had to be on antibiotics for the remainder of my pregnancy.
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i only threw up a total of 8 times!! huzzah!
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aidan loves to hug and kiss my belly ... and try to stick pacifiers and cheerios into my belly button!!
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i take 9 pills everyday: (1)iron (2)magnesium (3)calcium (4)fish oil (5+6)cranberry [for the UTI] (7)mega antioxidant (8)chelated minerals (9)tylenol
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i had a doctors appointment on wednesday (9/10) and my doctor is REALLY concerned with my blood pressure, and i now have to take it twice a day (which meant i had to go out and purchase a blood pressure monitor). if my blood pressure is still high at my next appointment (monday 9/15), she'll want to deliver #2 that day. YIKES! keep me and baby #2 in your prayers!!

16 comments:

Amanda said...

What a cute pregnant lady you are!! And so sorry to hear about the BP and UTI's!! No fun! We'll keep you both in our prayers!

Kerstin said...

Wow you look great! I had blood pressure problems when I was pregnant with Landon and they are not fun. I hope things are better before your next appointment, if they aren't at least you are close enough to the end of your pregnancy that your baby should be just fine if she has to come early.

Amanda said...

Blood pressure stuff is scary. I was lucky to not have a problem with it. But, my sister in law had bad problems with it. Not good. I will keep you in my thoughts!

Ok, I threw up 8 times in 1 day! How lucky are you!!!!?

You look GREAT! Nice work!

Do you have a name picked out?

Jen said...

You are adorable. Sorry about the UTI's.

Adri said...

Okay, no one is supposed to look that HOT when they're 3 weeks away from having a baby. Good job! Good luck with the blood pressure thing, thats scary! You'll be in my prayers.

April and Jason said...

Look at that cute belly!! SO, where did you hear about all those vitamins? I only take a prenatal, but would you recommend taking something else? I am so clueless when it come to all this stuff....

Also, I hope all goes well with your blood pressure! I will keep you in my prayers!

Nicole Shelby said...

jodi - you look BLAMMIN'!

relax! tomorrow i'll be there and i'll chill you out so that your blood pressure is so low...it'll freak em out the other way!

ttfn

We are Ben and Rebecca said...

Good luck monday! You do look great, and I'm keeping you guys in our prayers. Love ya mamas!

April and Jason said...

OH! Thanks for the info! Is fish oil similar to DHA (I think those are the initials)? I have so much to learn ;p

Heidi Maloy said...

Thanks for talking about uti's and throwing up and stuff... yuck! I hope you had a great shower today and fun with Nic, I guess I didn't start driving early enough?... Oops! It was great talking to you last night... you know when you don't produce the baby, they are all going to know about the basketball by the way. Cute... and I'm happy that I'm no longer the only Hendrickson girl to be "hated" for looking cute and pregnant and getting back into jeans, and such... good luck with everything. Chill, it's all good!

Lindsay & Devin said...

aww Jodi... you look adorable!! hope the pregnancy is treating you well!! love ya!

Jen said...

Just thinking about you and sending good thoughts for your appointment on Monday!

Looking forward to baby news!

Haddorkus said...

You look really great for being so far along. I will try to not be jealous. Since I we're not having anymore kids I can be generous now.

Man, people could tell I was pregnant by looking at my pinky. I showed everywhere. Pictures don't exist of the last few months of my pregnancies because my face always looked like it had exploded.

I'm glad you don't have that problem, you have other ones instead. Always a trade-off, I guess. I hope the dr. goes well on Monday.

Heidi Broberg said...

Only 20lbs...that's enough to make me puke and I am not prego anymore...ha ha ha...you are so tiny!!!

And Asher was a right sider as well...everynight I had a leg sticking out my right side!

Fun, it should be soon!

Heidi

Heidi Broberg said...

PS...Ned is readin the Eldest right now as well. He had been wanting to read those books and he remembered you were reading them the first time we saw you (At that Greek cafe, remember) I told him I'd just borrow them from you, but he ended up buying them and loves them. SO we have the Eldest, if you dont have it yet.

Alyson, Cara and Erik said...

So excited for you! Everyone's right, you're a gorgeous pregnant girlie. My favorite part is Aiden trying to give #2 cheerios and pacifiers via the belly button. Too cute.

:)