28 & 29 Weeks

Here we are at 28 & 29 weeks and boy do I have a lot to catch you up on! Weeks 28 & 29 might have been the toughest weeks yet. During weeks 28 & 29 I had a trip to the hospital, some terrible exhaustion, and swelling. But it wasn't all bad! The baby is constantly moving and we are continuing to get his nursery ready!

The first thing I wanted to touch on was our trip to the hospital. Since I have been sharing a ton during my pregnancy, I thought I would fill you all in on what happened. Since the beginning of my pregnancy, I have experienced heart palpitations which only occur when I am resting. I spoke to my doctor about this and she said that it is happening because of the increased blood flow from the baby. She said that if it started to happen more often then to call. The week after New Years, it was happening multiple times per day so I decided to call my doctor. When I called, I was instructed to go  to the emergency room to be checked out. All was going fine, I was hooked up to an EKG, blood pressure cuff, and heart rate monitors and the ultrasound looked just fine. After the ultrasound, I was sitting on the hospital bed relaxing when I suddenly felt very dizzy and nauseous. The next thing I knew I had fainted, my blood pressure had dropped and my heart rate went extremely low. At that point instead of letting me go home, my doctor decided to admit me overnight.

After being monitored all night long, being hooked up to multiple monitors, and seeing many many doctors, we were told by the cardiovascular doctor that I have a condition called Primordial Catch Syndrome. Primordial Catch Syndrome which causes sharp pains when breathing, often causing shortness of breath. It is a begin syndrome and should go away after we have the baby. This was good news to hear but also frustrating because there is nothing I can do to help it. I was instructed to take shorter breaths instead of trying to take deep breaths. Since I was in the hospital, it has not really gotten any better, maybe even worse with the baby growing and compressing against my lungs. For now, it is something I will have to deal with but we will see how the next few weeks go!

I also mentioned above that I have been terribly exhausted. This is mainly because I wake up in the middle of the night and cannot get back to sleep for quite some time. Last night I even had to get up to eat something! I chose to eat a banana because I had read that the magnesium in the banana can help ease you back to sleep. One article that I found to be helpful is 7 Reasons You Can't Sleep on The Bump. Getting comfortable, sweet baby boy is a night owl, and you're kind of freaked out are the top three reasons I can't sleep! One thing I am also doing daily to help myself get some rest is making sure I get some exercise. I have mentioned it so many times before but I am still attending Pure Barre daily! It makes me feel strong and accomplished and while I am doing it I still feel great so why stop now!

Like I mentioned in last weeks post, we are also continuing to get the baby's nursery ready. I had an idea in my brain of how I wanted the nursery to look however it has changed since then. Mark picked a wonderful green/grey color so things have slightly changed. I got the pouf below instead of the Moroccan leather pouf I originally picked out. It comes in so many colors, is sturdy, and a great size. I am glad I changed my mind!

I have started to gather some products that I can't wait to post about. Some of the items I received this week are from SkipHop below!

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