PC Diary @27w2d
I am not quite there yet, but almost! The third timester is just down the road. How do I feel about this? Is there a word such as excitified? (excited-terrified)
Life is good. Pregnancy is obviously not a picnic, but I knew that would be the case! The second trimester has been good to me. I have had energy despite rarely being able to sleep longer than 3 hours at a time (somewhere between 2-5 times a night I get up to pee). Rocky moves around a lot, she is a big kicker and I love every single one she makes.
My weight hasn’t sky rocketed and so far I have gained a total of about 7.5lbs. Which is kind of strange looking at me and my growing bump I can’t understand why I am not much heavier. I am falling behind on the ‘ideal’ weight gain. At my last scan at 24 weeks Rocky was measuring in the 50 something percentile, so it wasn’t a concern then. Now I am hoping she hasn’t fallen behind. I am being very conscious over ensuring I am eating enough! that is what the doctor said is the most important thing. Below is my weight tracker. My weight gain (in blue) isn’t falling into the cone of ‘expected weight gain’ (the grey area) and hasn’t for a while. The good news is that I am steadily and slowly gaining weight.
At my last 24 week appointment my iron levels were too low (well this was expected because I told them already I was slightly anemic before getting pregnant!); so I am taking more iron, hopefully that will work because at my 28 week appointment next week I will be doing a complete anemia panel which will hopefully pinpoint more about the anemia. Yey please take some more of my blood!
Braxton hicks contractions have been plaguing me since about 16 weeks. I get a few every hour, but I am used to them now. Sometimes at work it can get a bit awkward if I am in the middle of a meeting and I am sitting down, I have to get up and move around to release the contraction otherwise it will hurt. It’s kind of funny sometimes watching and feeling my uterus go hard into weird position, sometimes off to one side…and then my belly softens after it the contraction released.
My only real ailment to have a little complaint about right now is that my lower back has been very sore (thankfully I have an amazing husband to massage it – we even looked at videos to make sure we were massaging it right!) and when I walk for more than 5 minutes something is clicking in my lower back/hips which causes a little bit of pain :-s But really, these are all liveable things at the moment.
In general I have no complaints, just happy to be making it into the third trimester with little issues so far. Whoop whoop!!! After next week, my OB appointments become more frequent – every 2 weeks :-s yikes, this pregnancy is getting real!