Hello! Happy Friday!
It looks like another subdued weekend for us, but frankly, I’m not complaining. I need all of these uneventful breaks that I can take as I still try and recover before baby boy gets here.
A quick update on my UC – I saw my GI today and I may need to go into the hospital for yet another procedure next week. Depending on how things look, he may need to send me in the care of Boston doctors if more intense treatment needs to be implemented. The worst case would be IV treatment, in which case I would probably need to be under the care of the doctors. He did say since I’ve been feeling better these past few days, it could be a good sign and if I feel significantly better over the weekend, we can cancel the procedure and just assume that the medicine I’m currently on is doing its thing. Unfortunately, I’ve been having such extreme highs and lows so I am seriously praying that this recent high is a sign towards long term healing.
Okay, now let’s get to some confessions from the week!
Sunday is Father’s Day and I am quite sad that I won’t be able to spend it with my own incredible pop, but I am looking forward to celebrating John’s first unofficial holiday. I’m also relishing in the fact that I do get to see my entire family in a few weeks for the wedding. Having these visits planned out makes being away from them a lot easier.
My doctor recently prescribed me an “ice cream diet”. Okay, not really, but he did tell me to try eating things like ice cream, as it does soothe the stomach and gives me the calories I need right now. Being told to eat fro yo for the good of your health is never a bad thing in my mind.
I had a little freak out moment this week when I realized that I’ve been drinking unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar almost every day this entire pregnancy. I drink a glass of lemon water with ACV every single morning for GI reasons and continued this routine when I got pregnant. Well I have no idea why I didn’t even realize this, but I just noticed that the bottle clearly reads “unpasteurized” on the label. I did some research and I read that unpasteurized ACV is totally safe to consume during and after pregnancy, but I still had that “OH MY GOSH I’M KILLING MY BABY” moment that I’m sure every first time mom-to-be experiences at some point in her pregnancy.
Running is getting to be more and more of a struggle as I get bigger. I’m still doing my best, but I’m having some unusual pressure and pains arise mid runs. It’s not every run and when it does happen, I stop, but I have a feeling my body may be telling me my time has almost come to nix it for awhile.
A friend posted this article on my Facebook page the other day, and I couldn’t help but laugh. Truth be told, I’m happy we are having a boy as our first born. Boys seem easier in my mind, at least at first, but this article gives me a good sense of what I’m in for. Oh and by the way, our little guy already takes part in number 10 as evidence of his most recent ultrasound photos. 🙂
Well I’m off to start my weekend! Have a great one!