Sunday, January 2, 2011
Okay I have to start off saying that I don't want to sound like I am complaining at all, buuuut this is pretty much my main place to journal this pregnancy so I want to get it all in. Besides, Matt will need all the backup he can get once I start bugging him for another one. ;)
So where do I start...how about, I am so ready for this pregnancy to be over. Remember when I said that I loved being pregnant? Well I still do, it's definitely one of the coolest experiences a woman can have. I love the kicking and moving and knowing that a tiny little person is growing in there. It's such a miracle! (Here comes the part where it might sound like I am complaining, but for the record I'm not...just stating facts.) I am already so tired and achy...and tired...and achy. I hardly remember getting to that point with Alexa and I know it was only a month or two from the end with Braden. Is this how it works? Does it just get sooner and sooner each time?
My last appointment didn't go as great as I would have liked. I am already retaining way more water than I should be...as in, welcome to my daily life kankles. (I also had to take off my wedding ring. I just about cried. :( I can't remember ever taking it off for more than a couple minutes to have checked and cleaned.) My blood pressure is normally pretty low so even though it has gone up a little bit it's still in the good range so far. So basically I am going to start going in about every 2 weeks already so they can keep an eye on everything. I had to laugh when my doctor told me to try and get my feet up when I could. Yeah, try explaining that to my crazy children! :) Anyway, I think everything will be fine and it's reassuring to know that whatever pain or problems I am having that the baby is doing good...he/she looked wonderful, great heartbeat (144) and is moving around like crazy.
How far along: 26 weeks - starting month 7!
Size of baby: 14 inches long and 1 2/3 pounds
Weight Gain: About 19 pounds. (UGH!) I just about died when my doc told me I had gained almost 10 pounds in 1 month but then after looking at my swelling I guess I could be carrying 5-10 pounds of water weight. Thank goodness! 5-10 pounds of water will be much easier to drop than 5-10 pound of Christmas goodies. :)
Maternity Clothes: Jeans are all maternity and a few tops are too.
Gender: Boy or Girl :) Speaking of...anyone have any good names? We are open to suggestions. Not finding out the gender makes it even harder!
Movement: Lots of moving. Love it!!
Sleep: Okay here we go again. So the pelvic pain I talked about last time is in full effect. I can't move while laying down without lots of pain. I usually don't get more than a couple hours of sleep at a time and I have already spent quite a few nights sleeping reclined on the couch. I remember complaining that I couldn't get comfortable in bed at the end with Alexa and now I would love to just be able to curl up in bed like that again, boy things change!
What I miss: Sleep. Normal breathing. My ankles. Diet Coke. (Okay, I have a few sips here and there but I have been doing good!) :)
Cravings: This is really weird but I seem to want chili cheese burritos from Taco Bell. Thankfully the closest one is 15+ minutes away so I have only indulged a few times. Also, pickles! Although I could sit and eat a half of jar not pregnant so it's not like one of those "crazy pregnancy pickle" things.
Symptoms: Aches, pains, lack of sleep, back hurts, blah blah blah.
Best moment this week: Having Matt home all last week. And while I was typing this I think I might have felt hiccups for the first time! I have been waiting for that feeling, I always loved it.
What I'm looking forward to: Ummm, can I put 'having the baby' yet or is it to early? :)
Posted by Laura at 10:10 PM