Honestly I could stop the 21/22 week pregnant survey right here with that gif. Sums everything up quite nicely.
OK – So I didn’t post last week but here’s a short summary:
I had a wonderful blast of energy, and I capitalized on it. Got loads done around the house….and then F’d myself over because my cramping and bleeding started up again.
Guess there’s something to the “take it easy, legs up, lay down and rest, pelvic rest” stuff with my pregnancies.
Look how small I used to be:
Check me out 21 weeks pregnant, and 22 weeks pregnant with Rohan!
And now I’m already a house. Jesus be a low carb diet and exercise once I’m done poppin this girl out.
So today I go to the high risk doctor for the first time. I don’t even know what that means, what it entails, or what to expect. All I know is I don’t want this baby coming out of me before week 37, and honestly not before week 40 really because I just read this article about 40 weeks being the real time babies are fully developed, not 37. ::sigh::
I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ll get a sonogram though, so that is cheering me up. I want to skype with my lil nugget and see her dance.
OK here’s this week’s survey:
How Far Along? 22 weeks today!
Symptoms: Mega hunger, lethargy, cramps and spotting, headaches, mood swings, super emotional, huge painful breasts, crying, crying, crying.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I am up 12 lbs…..12!! I gained 6lbs in 2 weeks. Y’all know I’m going to be a whale by the end of this thing, right? FML … I just keep telling myself it doesn’t matter, and it’ll make my weight loss before and after pics look that much more impressive lol.
Sleep: It’s so uncomfortable. I am getting better about staying on my sides, but it takes a lot of effort to turn over and I have to turn over a million times a night. I’m just going to give up on sleeping for the next 3 years. F it.
Food Cravings: Salty stuff, tangy, briney stuff. Spicey stuff. I need what I call “high” flavor items. And for some reason I’m not craving sweets as much…not even as much as I do when I’m not pregnant. ::drops to knees:: WHO AM I!?!!?
Best Moment This Week: Having John at my appointment yesterday when my midwife told me I’d have to be referred out to the high risk doc for sure. I had a mini breakdown. Glad he was there with me for that.
Movement: This little girl must’ve heard me telling people that she doesn’t move as much as her brother did, because she’s starting to make up for it now!
Labor Signs: Well, you already know.
Stretch Marks: No new ones. I’m using Bio Oil religiously after bathing. (I think the bio oil is making my current marks get lighter!!!!) And if my belly gets itchy I lube up instead of scratching. I just fear that I’ll get new ones since I’m growing so fast and am so big this early on. 🙁
Maternity Clothes: Oh I’m in all maternity tops, and I’m wearing my old jeans with a belly band, and maternity jeans also. I feel like a frump around the house in pajama pants all the time, I think I’m going to have to break my shopping ban and buy some preggo leggings to wear at home. I’m also going to get this support thing because my belly/joints/back is a mess.
What I Miss: sleeping well, pooping well, moving well, picking up Roey easily, not worrying, being fit, exercising, sex
What I Am Looking Forward To: Today’s appointment. I’ll find out about my pelvis, vbac possibilities, this blasted cervix, the bleeding issue, and what the hell is going on down there. Other than that, I’m looking forward to a safe and healthy delivery of my baby girl in March.
Milestones: I am five and a half months through this thing. I’m scared but pushing through with good feelings as best I can.
Weekly Wisdom: If you’re planning on murdering your husband, don’t plot it all out in your mind while staring venemously at him from accross the room. He’ll know you’re up to something.
Do you have any weekly wisdom for me?!
Do you know what goes down at a high risk OB?