Saturday, February 16, 2008

17 weeks almost complete!

I got to experience the greatest feeling last night. I went to bed around 8:30 pm and as I was drifting off, I felt it! It was a kick! At first I thought it might be gas but after a few more times I called my dh in hoping he'd feel it too. When he got there, they were done but it was amazing.

I haven't been sleeping all that well. I used to sleep on my stomach but lately that hurts..yes I know.. so I've been sleeping on my sides. The problem with sleeping on my side is that my arms and hands go numb. I have something called a "shoulder impengement" It means that the shoulder blade is set in the wrong spot so when I move my arms the wrong way, it pinches the nerves under my collar bone, thus arms and hands fall asleep. It hasn't bothered me in a long time. I wen to PT when I was a teen but now It seems to be back. Even typing my left hand is falling asleep. So sleeping has become a distaster.

They babies, as I mentioned in a previous post, are doing remarkable. I am hoping it last til our c section date. Holy cow! That is in 20 weeks!! I just realized that. We have chosen our beautiful names and we aren't telling anyone but I can tell you, the are very wonderful to us.

Work is becoming a problem. At my last OB appointment, we discussed my work schedule and she said it was to much. I was supposed to cut down to 40/week but no more than 8/day and that 8 must include time to sit and relax or several breaks. I have the kids laying down from 12-230 so that's my downtime. Well, silly me, when I go out to the nurses station to pick up the note, she asked "How many hours?" I answer stupidly "40" so the nurse writes down 40/week, no more until further notice. When I had the papar to my boss, she looks at it and I say "The dr said no more the 8 hours including breaks" she says ok then tells me since I can in late today and will come in late tomorrow (mon and tues) that I can continue working my 9-10 hour days because it won't be over 40!!! Can you believe that?? So now I have to get a revised copy of the note.

I also told her my last day would be May 2nd, if everything went okay. If not, I'd be out sooner. At least she has her day, 2.5 months ahead. My responsiblity to my class has been fullfilled. It's up to her to find my replacement. I can't feel my left hand anymore so I'm going to end this here.

1 comment:

Patty H. said...

Wow! 20 weeks is going to fly by so quickly!
I have heard of women developing carpel tunnel syndrome while PG, I hope that doesn't happen to you in addition to your hand issues.

I'm sorry work is a pain, but at least you have given her the date and it's not like you can control anything else that happens with it. Good luck getting that revised note, it's necessary though, the last thing I am sure you want to do is stress your babies out with your job.

:) What a happy post!