Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ring of Fire

Zantac 150 and Tums are my very best friends. I depend on them with my well being and sanity, and I don't even think about going anywhere without them! Seriously, the "Ring of Fire" also known as my esophagus has given me more grief than I could have imagined! I am getting desperate here! I don't want to eat because of the heartburn, but I am starving! I cannot finish meals because of it, but I am not full! Starting this week, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with my throat on fire, so now I have to figure out how to sleep sitting straight up! I definitely understand the scientific reasoning behind heartburn during pregnancy: baby is pushing all of your organs up to make room, therefore your stomach acid starts creeping back up your esophagus. Mark my words right now- This is the worst symptom I have experienced thus far! I am going to have to face reality in that Graham is going to double in size over the next 2 months and take any leftover room that my stomach has, so I guess I better suck it up and prepare to eat porridge and sleep in the dining room chair (haha I am exaggerating). I am doing great with the exception of the heartburn, the cankles, and the exhaustion that is slowly returning. Although sleeping at night is getting ridiculously uncomfortable, I have been given the best gift EVER: a maternity pillow. Words cannot describe how fantastic this candy cane shaped pillow is! Lesley bought it a few weeks ago at Babies R Us and hated it, so she gave it to me to try and I would pay big bucks for this bad boy! I have read other's blogs about how they liked their maternity pillow but I was trying to get around buying one; let me tell you it is worth it! Eric hates it because now instead of laying beside his wife every night, he is barricaded away from me with this huge tube of cotton. I love him dearly, but frankly for better sleep and comfort he will have to settle with spooning my pillow for a few more weeks! I cannot believe I have been pregnant for almost 30 weeks now! Only 10 more weeks left! We are continuing to get the nursery ready- our crib bedding and chair is on its way, our mobile arrived, and we purchased our dresser this past weekend. Here is a picture of part of the nursery so far (ignore the painters tape haha):

Apparently our crib still has not come in although I was told it would be here in 3-4 weeks and it has now been 6 weeks. I have heard from several people that the store I ordered from tends to procrastinate about getting things in and actually have gotten things in after the baby is born. I hope they know who they are dealing with here, and I will be nice for a period of time, but there is an expiration date on my patience these days. Just don't tell me, a psycho pregnant lady, that something is going to be in if it is not! Simple as that!

Here are some belly pics. I did slack off on taking pics for awhile there during the holidays but from now on I will take a weekly pic! Have a great week and wish Eric and I luck as we go to our Planning for Parenthood class on Saturday!

20 weeks:

27 weeks:

29 Weeks:

1 comment:

  1. I love that dresser and rug rachel! too cute! Besides having Graham, one of the best things about having him will be that the heartburn goes away immediately! it is awesome!


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Hi! My name is Rachel Corscadden. My husband, Eric, and I live in Homewood, Alabama with our two dogs, Hank and Paisley. We are expecting our first child in April 2010! We are truly blessed with wonderful families and friends and could not be any happier! Thanks for visiting!