Sunday, August 19, 2012

Vacation Recap and *Navalgazing* Reflections at 23 Weeks Pregnant

We had a bit of a crazy week here.

We went "up north" to cottage country for a family vacation.  Jen's parents as well as her brother and his family (wife and two kids) met us there.  It was great to see everyone.  The Bean LOVED having big kids to play with and all the extra adult attention.  It was fun, but not exactly relaxing, having a toddler to entertain/chase around.  Fortunately the grandparents stepped in a couple of afternoons when I needed extra down time. 

There was some added stress surrounding The Bean's older sister, Mo.  (Our cat.)  We'd noticed that she hadn't been eating much lately and had taken her to the vet the week before leaving.  They put her on fluids and an antibiotic and gave her an appetite stimulant.  A few days later we got her home but didn't notice much of a change, so brought her back to the vet for boarding while we were going to be away.  We wanted them to be able to keep an eye on her.  Mid-vacation we got a call and ended up having to drive back to the city to take her to the emergency vet.  After an ultrasound we found out that she had a blocked gall bladder and needed surgery to reroute the drainage.  She is home now sporting a lovely blue cone and on a heavy schedule of various medications, but seems to be on her way to recovery.  Thank goodness.  We love that kitty. 

So, even though we were on vacation, this week has been tiring.  The king-sized bed at the resort was lovely and sharing a room with The Bean wasn't as difficult as I worried it might be. 

In pregnancy news, Sprout's movements have become even more pronounced.  Now I'm not only getting the flutters, jabs and stretches, but I've started to notice two simultaneous pokes at a time.  Arms and legs, perhaps?  Have I mentioned she's an active one?  Between her and her brother, we're going to have our hands full! 

I got another wicked Charlie horse while away.  Probably from being on my feet a lot.  A few people suggested it in my last update and I've also read calcium and magnesium help (in addition to potassium) so in addition to eating bananas I've been trying to drink more milk.  I may also start taking a supplement. 

Even though it's only been a few days, I'll post another belly photo soon.

1 comment:

  1. Glad Mo is okay! Too bad you had to deal with that on your vacation. I hope you had some non-stressful time too.