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Weeks 27 & 28
~ How Tired Can One Person Get?

The past two weeks have gone by so fast that I can hardly keep up. I'm in a daze from lack of sleep and would love to do nothing more than curl up in a ball and sleep for a week. However, that is not possible. Part of my lack of sleep is coming from Restless Leg Syndrome, something I had never heard of until now. While my body and mind wish to sleep, my legs are refusing to let me. It's hard to describe the feeling but the best I can say is that my legs feel twitchy and kind of achy. They don't want to just lie still on the bed.

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My 28 week appointment went well. Michael's heartbeat was at 150. My blood pressure was 112/66. My stomach measured at exactly 28 weeks and I've gained a total of 14 pounds. It was also the appointment where they do the glucose test. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Mine tasted like a sweet orange cool-aid and I had it down in two gulps. After the hour long wait, the nurse had some trouble finding my vein. I've never had a problem with blood being taken my veins are normally visible on the surface.

Two nurses and three tries later, a vein was finally found and blood taken. The needles didn't bother me that much and even though they had to search for a vein, it wasn't too painful. Although, needles at the doctor's office don't faze me, thanks to a couple of detailed tattoos that I have. Once you sit down and have a needle jab over and over again into your skin for three hours straight, the small prick at the doctor's office is nothing.

If I don't hear from my doctor today, she said to assume that all was well with my glucose test. The saying "No news is good news," rings true here!

~ Sarah

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