I am now in my 30th week of pregnancy. I am now on the down hill and a couple weeks into the third trimester, hoorah! Next week we will be in the single digits in number of weeks left. There is hope to an end of pregnancy, and that feels really good! J
I know I have been fairly absent in the blog scene. It is easier for me to not write, due to having a stinky attitude. I figure there is enough negative in the world out there, I don’t need to add to the cesspool. I just don’t make a very cheerful, peppy pregnant lady. Sorry.
Even with my stinky attitude I still try to find the good in each day. So on with the good news. I am less than ten weeks to my due date!! I still have secret hopes to deliver near 36 weeks rather than 40, but we will see.
I have been blessed though. I haven’t puked in over a month and a half. It doesn't take away the fact that I feel gross a good portion of the day and struggle with nausea every day still, it is just so much more manageable with out worrying about having to run and throw up. Lots of acid re-flux, but that is nothing!
When I keep my body and mind busy I seem to cope better, even if it doesn’t take away the misery. My contractions have decreased, but I think that is due to me walking less and life slowing down now that it is getting so cold. My doctor still is not concerned. (I had my last child 6 weeks premature) I have had several ultrasounds and they have all looked good, and my doctor check my cervix at my last appointment and things are as they should be.
With not feeling well and decreased appetite, I didn’t gain any weight the first 5 ½ months of the pregnancy. I bounced between 2-5 lbs up and down on the scale. Last month that changed and I gained 11 lbs. I have found that eating helps curve the nausea, and I think I over did it a bit. I have moments here and there where I actually feel good, and sometimes that occurs when I am eating. But the draw back on that is most foods leave a gross after taste and I have used different food to get the previous taste out of my mouth. Sometimes a mint will do the trick, sometimes it doesn’t. All I do know is that my body is tricky and it never ceases to amaze me how crazy it can be.
Sometimes when I first wake up I feel great. Almost euphoric, I don’t even feel pregnant and I go to roll over and then realize my body isn’t going budge with out high-centering on my baby belly. Then the sleep-fog subsides and I can clearly see I still have a bulging mid-section and the foggy, nausea greeting soon to follows. Although the feel-good feeling is short lived, I relish it every day!
I am not always grumpy….One of the fun things is to feel the baby move. Saturday we got a good snow and we were out and about driving on the lumpy, bumpy slick roads and he thought it was great fun. He wiggled, as we drove and kept bouncing around late into the evening, flipping and flopping back and forth with a kick and a punch here and there. I think I might have another busy, active little guy on my hands! Watch out world!
I am looking forward to Christmas, mostly because it means I am even closer to having this baby, but it is also fun to have Lil’Miss excited and anxious about all the fun things that come with Christmas. Hoping to do some blog catch up in the near future, but we shall see!!
May your week be Merry and Bright!!