Wednesday, September 14, 2016

33 and 34 Weeks

Well, it's certainly been an eventful 2 weeks, at least in comparison to my other pregnancies. Last Sunday night, I was just sitting in the couch, and started to feel crampy, like I was on my period. It lasted for a while and I even had some contractions that would start weak, build, peak, and then die off. But nothing was timeable. To be honest, I was a bit nervous, but decided to go to bed and see if that helped, which it did. They died down after I laid down. I had an appt the following Wednesday and talked to the midwife about all of it. She said contractions are completely normal as long as you can get them to stop - which I did. I was just so nervous and surprised since I've never had anything before 38-39ish weeks with the others. I've had more cramping since then but it's totally sporadic and nothing is timeable. I'm kind of excited at the possibility that I could have a baby before my due date, but at the same time, I'm trying not to get my hopes up. At my next appt, which will be at 36w3d, they'll do the group b strep test and they'll check me then too. Maybe I'll hear more than "you're *maybe* a 1" when they check me. 

Greg and I talked about all the possibilities (at least what we could think of) for when I go into labor, and how we get the kids to the sitters, etc. Of course, I would like a fairly quick labor, but being that we have a good hour drive to the hospital, not including dropping the kids off, I'm just not sure how it's all going to play out. I really don't want to deliver her in the truck!! I had contractions for days with Gunnar before finally going to the hospital. I didn't go into my dr with them because I was being seen at the health dept and you can't just get a same day appt there. If things are similar with this one though, I will at least make a dr appt to have them check me and see how things are progressing instead of just waiting for contractions to get super intense and go straight to the hospital. 

I can't remember if I've mentioned this up until this point - but this girl is CRAZY! Out of any of my babies, even my 10lb8ozer, she is so painful in her movements! At least once a day, I jump because she hurts me with one of her adjustments in there. I was hoping for a snuggler, but based on that, I'm not sure I'm getting one!!

Well, it's certainly been an eventful 2 weeks, at least in comparison to my other pregnancies. Last Sunday night, I was just sitting in the couch, and started to feel crampy, like I was on my period. It lasted for a while and I even had some contractions that would start weak, build, peak, and then die off. But nothing was timeable. To be honest, I was a bit nervous, but decided to go to bed and see if that helped, which it did. They died down after I laid down. I had an appt the following Wednesday and talked to the midwife about all of it. She said contractions are completely normal as long as you can get them to stop - which I did. I was just so nervous and surprised since I've never had anything before 38-39ish weeks with the others. I've had more cramping since then but it's totally sporadic and nothing is timeable. I'm kind of excited at the possibility that I could have a baby before my due date, but at the same time, I'm trying not to get my hopes up. At my next appt, which will be at 36w3d, they'll do the group b strep test and they'll check me then too. Maybe I'll hear more than "you're *maybe* a 1" when they check me. I'm still measuring great though. At my last appt at 33 weeks, I measured 32cm, so I'm really planning on an 8lb-ish baby should I go full term. Here's the belly pics!


Friday, September 2, 2016

31 and 32 Weeks

I can't believe how fast these weeks are going! I can't keep up with blogging through them!!

In the 31st week I felt decent. No sciatic nerve pain and no pressure between my legs, and I'm totally convinced that it's because baby was turned sideways. I'm pretty confident she turned back to head down a few days back because all of the sudden my nerve has been bothering me and I feel the pressure from the weight of her between my legs.

I am so tired. RLS is here most nights which makes it almost impossible to fall asleep. I've taken Benadryl a couple times in the last week or so and it makes it slightly less miserable. Aside from that though, I feel decent for being 32 weeks along. I've been THMing about 75% of the time and I can definitely tell the benefits of it. When I eat off plan, my rings get tighter and I just have no energy. I'm so thankful for the way THM is presented that made me feel like it was possible for me to eat whole foods and helped me fully understand it.

Here's the belly pics!

Pregnancy Comparison #3

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Monday, August 15, 2016

29 and 30 Weeks

What?! 30 weeks already? I can't believe it! Baby girl is low and I can feel the pressure from it quite regularly, especially when I get up in the morning. Sciatic pain is on and off and it's totally at random.

I had an appointment yesterday and I only gained 1.8 lbs in the last 3 weeks so that was really good! I've really been trying so much harder to stay on plan. My uterus also measured at 30 cm so that was perfect too. 

Overall, things are looking really good!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

27 and 28 Weeks

So Greg and I were sitting in Sunday school, and for the first time the entire pregnancy, I felt baby girl up high on my belly. Then at my dr appointment  the next day, the midwife felt around on my belly really well, and felt down low and said she was head down. So I guess I'm starting to feel her precious feet kicking me up high now! Also at the appointment, the midwife put the Doppler on my belly to hear her heartbeat, and then held her in place on the opposite end with her other hand and baby was moving all around! She had been totally still until the midwife held her in place. She did NOT like that! I think we have a feisty one on our hands!! The midwife and I talked about Hunter's birth size and my current weight gain - which at that appointment, just before 27 weeks, was 20 lbs. she said with the weight I started at, ideally I really shouldn't gain more than 5 more pounds. That has motivated me to stay on plan more than before. I didn't gain anything that whole week last week after the appointment, but this week we were in Michigan. I ate better than I do on normal Michigan trips but not 100%. I think I am up a couple pounds but it should level out when we get back home and I'm in my normal routine again. Here's the 28 week pic - taken at my in-laws with horrible lighting and crazy hair apparently! Lol

Also new this week - horrible sciatic nerve pain!! I almost wonder if, now that she's flipped, she's laying wrong on my nerve. It's not constant, but when i do have it, it is so painful. I will be walking and then literally bent over in pain because it shoots from my lower back down my leg. I'm really hoping this doesn't last the whole 12 weeks I have left!


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

26 Weeks

Just this week, I have started to feel baby girl above my belly button. She has been moving way low in my abdomen but all the sudden I'm feeling her high too, and sometimes it's simultaneous, so as if my growing belly wasn't indication enough, I can definitely tell she's getting bigger :)

I can't seem to stay on plan with THM. I'm great in the morning and afternoon, but totally lose it around dinner time. I really need to get it under control though because I'm hoping for another "tiny" 8 pounder, not a 10.5 pounder like big brother was!!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

24 and 25 Weeks


Well, I still haven't taken any Unisom like the last weekly blog said! I'm so excited about that. Each day felt better and better and now I feel (for the most part) that glorious second trimester "normal."

The scale went up super fast in the last month (9 lbs in the last 4 weeks...what?!) so I've started Trim Healthy Mamaing again. I'm still just 17 lbs up total but I don't want to gain 55 lbs again and have another 10lb 8oz child. I'm not 100% on plan but definitely way better. I've started mixing 1/2 to 2/3 unsweet tea in my lemonade when I just have to have it. So hopefully the scale looks better at my next appt. I definitely feel better!!

Every pregnancy, I seem to pull a muscle in my groin that doesn't heal until after delivery. That has happened this pregnancy and has been here for at least a few weeks, so that's no fun. 


No 25 week picture because it's already Saturday and I kept forgetting. :(


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