How far along: 23 weeks.
Had a doctor’s appointment today. Nothing new, I am measuring perfectly for 23 weeks, which is good, because I go back and forth thinking I am not showing enough or that I am too big lol
Speaking of my OB, I love him! He’s really amazing- sweet, nice, caring, funny. He takes FOREVER with us, answers all the questions, tells stories, jokes around. We never feel rushed, or like our questions are silly. Today he went and brought a medical reference to see why Tums are category C, simply because I was curious. Then paged through the whole thing, looking up benadryl and claritin. I am just soooo glad we found him!
Total weight gain: “1 pound (150lb) this week, for a total of approximately 14 pounds from the start of the pregnancy” That’s what I wrote yesterday. And today I woke up, weighed myself and was +1.5lbs at 151.5 lb. Assuming it’s water weight, since there no way I could have gained 1.5 lb of actual weight in 24 hours, while eating normally. We’ll know for sure next week.
Sleep: I think I’m starting to get uncomfortable enough that sleep is becoming more of a problem. I fall asleep no problem but wake up very sore, and toss and turn all night. For some reason, both hubby and I have been waking up at 4-5 am unable to go back to sleep.
Maternity Clothes: Yoga pants, maternity jeans on occasion
Best moment of the week:
Finding out my friend is pregnant again and we’ll have babies within a few months from each other
Food cravings : None really.
Food aversions: None
Heartburn – Dang it! It’s stubborn and I am stubborn. I don’t like the idea of taking anything for it. It’s very strange really. After talking to my doc, I am a bit more inclined to take Tums, but something keep stopping me. Silly me!
Rash – Ugh! It’s itchy, it’s everywhere, it annoys me. I continue trying to ignore it- the less I scratch, the better it gets. Still haven’t figured out why I have it. Doc says could be PUPPS, could be contact dermatitis, which is what I think too. Hoping it’s not really PUPPS, since it looks different from everyone’s description and pictures. Going to try to wash all my clothes and sheets again with hypoallergenic detergent and switch to a different soap.
Bladder- need to pee all the freaking time, especially when Alexis is dancing on my bladder. Oh, boy I can see this being “a lot of fun” once she gets really strong.
All the time, and she’s strong. She definitely interacts with us and our voices. AND I WAS SHOCKED to see that she really likes Blink 182. She kicks every time I play it.
What I’m looking forward to:
My glucose test at my next appointment. I want it done and over with.
Hitting the 3rd trimester mark next week
Viability next week.
What I miss:
Having energy. It seems my 2nd trimester energy spurt is over a few weeks after it began. I spent the first trimester feeling sick and tired. The nausea went away around week 16 and it took me till week 18 to feel more or less normal. 5 weeks later I am more tired than before. That’s not a very long run, I gotta tell you.
Next appt: October 28th
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