This has been a very busy week! And I probably mention this a lot, but the weeks just seem to be flying by... in 3 days I'll be in my 3rd trimester, wowwy.
I got the results from my glucose test and they were fine, yay! It's always nerve-wracking when you have to take tests like this and you have no control over the outcome. I'm glad I don't have to worry about it for the remainder of the pregnancy, though. I have my next appointment and ultrasound on Wednesday. Hopefully they'll go well because I scheduled them back-to-back and I don't want to be stressed out or late.
I went to a baby shower for my friend who is due in October and it was so much fun :). We got some cute belly pictures together and I had a nice time catching up with my college friends.
I haven't been overly hungry lately or nauseous. I think my appetite has leveled out a bit. Hopefully that will reflect on the scale on Wednesday ;).
According to my weekly updates, I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions for a while now, but haven't noticed them yet. Hopefully I won't notice them for another month or two.
This sciatic nerve pain is ridiculous. When I sit on the couch, I feel fine but when I try standing up or walking, I feel like an old man. I have shooting nerve pain through my hips and down into the back of my thighs. It's very annoying. I thought about taking a bath tonight but I doubt there's much that can actually relieve the pain. It has even made sleeping a challenge.
This little girl is very busy. I woke up at 2:30 this morning to use the bathroom and when I got back into bed, she started kicking really hard. I didn't get back to sleep until 3:00 or later because of it. She especially seems to like when I eat because she starts kicking and rolling around about 5 minutes after I eat anything.
I've had SO many comments this week from people I know as well as strangers making comments about my belly. It starts with "how much longer to you have?" or "when is your due date?" and when I tell them I have 3 months left, their response is "wow.... are you sure there's only one? " or "oh wow, you're already huge!" and I have to bite my tongue to avoid making a rude response. Let me just put this out there.... the responses above are some of the most insensitive and hurtful that people can say. I'm not a rude person but I'm almost to the point where I don't care about offending someone with my response. That's all I'll say about that... for now.
Jason (and Logan) surprised me by painting the nursery yesterday. The color is a bit different than I wanted, though. I was wanting a soft grey and we chose one that looked like it had a tiny bit of a soft lavender tone to it but when I saw the finished product it looked a lot more lavender than I wanted. I'll have to go back in the room to see it in different lighting but either way I can work with the color. The room just might have more purple than I had originally intended :).
I haven't really done much of any nesting lately. I bought some fabric to sew a couple of Boppy covers, a nursing cover, and a blankie, but the sciatic nerve pain has kept me from doing much cleaning.
We're still mulling over a couple of names. So far we're pretty set on the first name being Elise, but are still talking about the middle name. I just suggested a new middle name today and got a good response, so we'll see what happens :). I'll let people know as soon as we know!
That's it for now, I think... like I said, it has been a busy week. I'm looking forward to the 3rd trimester, though! Only about 12 weeks left :).