So it’s been a rough few weeks on the pregnancy front, here’s your update:
My belly has gone through a MAJOR growth spurt, in one week alone I got big enough to fill all of my new maternity wear that I was swimming in last week. This is good, because I was running out of pants to wear!
Is the room spinning?
Last Monday I was doing my makeup in the bathroom getting ready for work, when the room started to spin, then I broke out in a hot sweat and got nauseous, I sat down on the floor and opened up the window to get some air, but I was still dizzy, I went and told the hubby, who demanded that I stay home, I called the doctor and she said that because about this time (18wks) your blood pressure drops a bit, it is easier for you to pass out or get over heated. She just advised I rest the remainder of the day and drink a lot of water, and that’s exactly what I did. I slept the entire day!! The wonderful hubby brought me take out for dinner, and pampered the hell out of me J I have been ok since, but I really have to remember to SLOW DOWN, this means going up stairs and getting stuff done in the morning, I need to chill out more often and take it slow. Not an easy task for me J
Snap Crackle Pop!!
My hips lately have been feeling like someone is trying to crush them, especially at night. My doctor recommended I go to a chiropractor, something I have always been wary of because I thought they were quacks. I WAS WRONG!!! This women came highly recommended by my doctor, then I find out she does my father in laws back, AND she is friends with my Physical Therapist, so that made me feel way more comfortable, she took one look at my spine and goes “oh my god you are all over the place back here” turns out my entire torso was turned to the left, and my hips were tilted out and back, so one leg was almost two inches shorter than the other! This is nothing new to me, I have always slipped out of place, having had back problems for years and years, but she actually fixed it, and it didn’t hurt, I felt so much better afterwards! She wants me to come back for a few weeks in a row, then once ever two weeks until the month before I have the baby, then I go once a week, and the best part…..insurance covers it!! WOOHO!! That, combined with my bi weekly massages at work (we get free 15 minute massages every other week at work) should have my back feeling pretty comfy!
And then there was movement….
It finally happened; I felt my first flutter on Tues, February 17! I had just got done eating some pomegranate yogurt, when I felt a ‘thump thump” feeling in my lower abdomen, I waited a second and pushed on my belly a bit, and there it was again, it wasn’t a strong kick obviously, but felt like a “thump” I couldn’t describe it any other way, then Thursday when the doctor was adjusting my back, I felt what I can only describe as a hard thing cross my lower abdomen, she said the baby was probably settling, because she opened up my hips and gave it more room to get comfortable. AWESOME!
Every day I feel a bit more movement. This probably has to be the best part of all of this so far, I often lay awake in bed just waiting for the little guy to move, but it never happens like that., it is usually when I do not expect it. J
Apparently the baby can hear now, which amazes me, ( I really need to dig out those old punk records and give the kid some early music education) but it also had me wondering if the kid is going to come with some superior automobile knowledge, considering I talk about cars all days to my customersJ
It also has me wondering what my bodily functions must sound like to the kid,,,,,,jeeese poor thing, probably sounds like a thunderstorm in there!
I think you and I are gonna be friends…….
The dog has been especially receptive lately as far as my belly goes, he follows me all over the place, were as before he really only followed my husband around. When I sit on the couch he rest his head on my belly instead of my boobs like he used to, and every once in a while , he licks my belly through my shirt .It is singlehandedly the cutest thing in the entire world, I think they are going to be great friends J
I hit the 18 week mark last Friday, and at 20 weeks I will be half way through (YAY for halfway!!) and although I have been tired lately and achy, I know it means the little guy (or gal ) is growing, which is evident by the size of my belly. I am so glad that I have more clothes that I fit into now, and that I seem to be getting used to taking it slow and needing to rest more often.
Our ultrasound in on March 6th and I cannot wait to see what gender this little thing is, although by the looks of it, I may be carrying a boy. I am very excited and cannot wait!
(Picture to be posted in another post soon, promise!!)