This has definitely been one of my hardest weeks so far.
Cravings: Greek Salads, Chicken Souvlaki, tzatziki sauce, and gatorade.
Movements: Zoey loves to move at night time when I’m sitting in the recliner. It feels like a hard softball moving around under my ribs and every now and then I get an elbow. At least I think it’s an elbow. Not sure if she’s still breech but I’m getting an ultrasound done tomorrow so we’ll see. She also doesn’t like it when I lay on my left side.
Sleeping: This has been the worst this week. I wake myself up with my snoring all the time. One morning around 3:00am I said forget it, and went out to the living room and just stayed awake. I feel bad for my husband because he has to listen to it every night. I have also had a hard time breathing, so lately, I’ve had nightmares about drowning and not being able to breathe and then wake up gasping for air. So weird!
- Super tired this week!
- Can’t breathe well. People at work say they can hear me breathing during meetings.
- Feet and hands swell up by the end of the day.
- Somehow I’ve gained 6 lbs in a week! I’m pretty sure a lot of that is fluid.
- Heartburn hasn’t been too bad this week.
- Blood pressures have been pretty good. They’ve been in the 120’s/ 80’s.
My doctor still needs to work on his bedside manner and just being more aware of things or at least acting like it. I’ve been worried about Zoey still being breech. I know that she can still move around, but I just want to know if what I’m feeling is her breech or head down. I feel like it would just help me. Plus I like to know what my options are moving forward if she is in fact still breech and stays that way.
At my last appointment I asked my doctor about it AGAIN. Last time, he rudely interrupted me and said, “Oh, she’ll move.”
This time I guess he forgot about me asking in my previous visits and asked, “What makes you think she’s breech?”
I told him because during my last ultrasound she was and it just feels like her head is right under my lungs. He replies with, “Hmm, when was your last ultrasound?”
Do what? You mean I’ve been sitting in this room for the past 30 minutes while you’ve been at your computer and you don’t know when my last ultrasound was? Clearly, you weren’t reviewing my chart. He also didn’t measure me, or examine my belly to see if she was head down.
My last ultrasound was at 32 weeks, that HE ordered due to some spotting that I had. Anyhow, he said to remind him and he will have me do another one in a couple of weeks.
Well, tomorrow is my 36 week appointment and today I called the office and requested to have an ultrasound done tomorrow before my appointment with the doctor. They scheduled it for me and I feel GREAT! I feel great that I finally had the guts to speak up and take action instead of waiting on him. I feel great knowing that tomorrow I will know either yes she’s still breech or she’s not. I know she can continue to move, but it just feels good to advocate for myself and I NEEDED this! I definitely NEEDED this.