Thursday, July 29, 2010

32 Weeks 5 Days

Things not to do when you are 8 months pregnant and have PUPPPs:

- Get braces put on -

Yeah, thats about it I think.  Wow!  It's been so long since I've had to have the wire adjusted on my upper teeth that I really forgot about the pain or the deep ache that comes with it.  We were waiting on the oral surgery I finally had last week to put the braces on my bottom teeth, so at my orthodontist appointment yesterday I got to have that done.  Part of me is really excited that we're finally moving forward on Project Straight Teeth for Faith and the other part of me is thinking why on earth did I think this was a good idea???  Hopefully my teeth will get used to the pulling and pushing and the ache will settle down and I can focus on the joys of pregnancy again. 

Good news is my midwife, Carol, "prescribed" me a dandelion root tincture and thats supposed to help the PUPPPs.  Mom was reading how to make it yourself and the ingredients include dandelion root and vodka.  Made me wonder if maybe Carol thought if I was drunk enough I wouldn't care about itching!!  I don't think I have the patience to make it myself though so I settled for buying it at Whole Foods and figured that would also eliminate the weird stares I would be sure to get if I WERE to buy some vodka to make the medicine!  I started taking it this morning and I'll keep you updated on how it works.  So far I'm still itchy and I don't feel tipsy!

Little Jimmy is enjoying this phase though I think.  Since I've not been feeling the most comfortable I've been "treating" myself to chocolate and caffeine.  The other day I bought a Dr Pepper, York Peppermint Patty and an Almond Joy and ate all of it before I got home!  Jimmy had a great time that day - jumping and rolling around like there was no tomorrow!  It sure is cute to play Hide and Seek with him and see him distorting my belly.  I'll see a round little lump on my belly and push on it and he'll yank it away and pop it up again somewhere else.  Too cute!

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