27 Weeks and I am thankfully completely recovered from the events of last weekend. I am hoping to get the nursery painted today, I’m just so darn excited to see what the color I’ve picked will look like on the wall’s of our baby girl’s room. This wednesday I have the dreaded glucose test. Yep, the 2 hour one. Lucky me, my doctor makes everyone do that one. Here’s hoping I don’t pass out or vomit, or both.
Yesterday was clearly not my day as far as weird pregnancy problems. I’ve already shared how I nearly passed out at Lowe’s.
Later yesterday afternoon one of Seth’s friends from college got into town to visit for the weekend. We were all starving and headed to Springfield to eat. We ended up at the recently opened Red Robin. I became full very quickly. This isn’t unusual, since there is a baby pressing against my stomach now. The longer I sat there, the more tired I felt. Also, not unusual, I get tired all the time. As time went by I started to get the feeling that I was not just full and tired. I was feeling more tired than I had ever felt in my life. I was strongly considering going out to the car to lay down.
Then it occurred to me that I was feeling very light headed. I couldn’t make it out to the car if I tried. I told Seth he needed to move to the other side of the booth so I could lay down. Just standing up to let Seth out made me feel like I was going to keel over. I laid down. It wasn’t helping. I felt like I was going to die in that Red Robin booth. I sat up again. Nope not helping. I was so hot. Again. I chugged down some water. Ah, that was helping. Why? Why, today was my body’s thermostat deciding to go on the fritz? Within a minute or two I was not feeling so good. Now, I felt like I was going to faint AND empty the contents of my stomach. Within another few minutes I had indeed emptied my stomach. I no longer felt light headed, nauseous, or full. My left leg felt a little damp though.
Yesterday, I went to Lowe’s after work to pick up paint for the nursery. Since it was a friday afternoon the paint counter was a wee bit busy. The longer I stood there, the more light-headed I began to feel. I decided if I could just crouch down on the floor that would make me feel better, so I did. Ah, I could feel air moving. I started digging around my purse for a ponytail holder. If I could just get my hair off my neck maybe I could get cooled down. No dice. Well, I was feeling better so I stood back up. Oh. My. Word. I felt every blood cell in my body rush to (away from?) my head. I was going to pass out. Great. I can’t handle a simple trip to Lowe’s by myself. I had to sit on the floor NOW.
Even sitting on the floor I still felt like I was going to pass out any second. Of course it was now my turn to get my paint mixed. Of course. Well, I guess I can try to stand up and tell him what I want. Nope, I can’t. I tell him that I need to sit down now. As any guy would do when a pregnant lady looks like she is going to pass out, he offers to do anything he can to make me feel better. I tell him I’ll just lay down and maybe some water would help. I try to explain that it’s really not a big deal and I’ll be ok in a couple minutes. He runs off to find me some water. He returns with the water and the store manager. The store manger is extremely kind and offers to call someone (911 probably, to get this liability out of his store?). I also assure him that I’ll be ok, I’m just having a weird pregnancy moment. I drink that bottle of water so fast. Ah, finally starting to feel better. After a few minutes I’m able to sit up again. The store manager returns. I give him the thumbs up and tell him I am feeling better. A few moments later I feel like I can venture to stand up.
All of that for paint for the nursery. Next time I need paint I will be taking Seth with me. I clearly can’t handle the hardware store alone.