Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Increasingly disgruntled

Went to see the dermatologist today - paid a thirty five dollar co pay to hear her tell me that she feels really bad for me, but there isn't much of anything that she can do. I'm just itchy. Apparently, my liver, while functioning perfectly well, is also "just sitting there" and not doing much of anything with the bile which is causing it to build up somehow and make me insanely itchy. So far, all the bloodwork comes back normal, so there's no risk to the baby, and she promises that once I deliver, the itching will stop. But since that's about two months away, it wasn't very encouraging.

I'm sore, just all the live long day. My hips hurt all time, getting up from bed or out of the car is just silly because I have to move really slowly and moan a little. I'm huge and itchy and uncomfortable and more than a little tired of it. I have hit the limit of where pregnancy is fun - now I'm just ready for the baby. Although I'm not - not really. I have no onesies, no diapers, no place for her to sleep, no pretty blankets that haven't been annexed by Jessica for her dolls.

I'm miserable.

But on the upside, Sam's doing great on the potty training - I'm certain that he'll be fully trained by the time the baby comes. It's entirely self directed on his part, and he's doing great. No accidents and he's asking to spend the majority of the day either naked or in underwear. Jessie is also thriving - we're working our way thru the Chamber of Secrets and she's reading more and more independently every day. Marc is struggling thru as well - it can't be easy having a miserable, huge itchy wife, but he's never once hinted that I'm anything other than completely charming - for which, I'm incredibly grateful. As the slightest hint of criticism is enough to make tears well up and then I'm sobbing.


Queen Bee said...

oh mama. that has got to be rough to hear that the only relief you will get from the itching is childbirth. ugh. i really, truly wish that there was a remedy for it sooner than that.

way to go Sam! i find it very encouraging to hear about his potty training and knowing that when they are ready, it goes so much more easily. Logan has shown interest in the potty again, but i feel that it is still a ways off for him.

Melissa said...

I'm psyched about the potty training - he's been doing it since last Thursday, and hasn't had an accident yet. He's naked most of the time, and we still haven't accomplished a poop in the potty - but once we clear that hurdle, he'll be good to go. Once he was ready, he was just ready and did it himself.

3xblessed said...

Im a complete stranger, I just stumbled upon your blog(i think from "it's almost naptime"
A friend of mine had bad itching during a pregnancy and it was discovered she had Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy. Have you been tested specifically for that?

Melissa said...

The midwife ran bloodwork at 28 weeks, and everything came back normal. I'm going to ask to have it run again at my next appt (31 weeks), just to verify. The itching hasn't been too bad, the last time it was awful was on Saturday.