Provided this little mango cooperates, we’ll know if Baby H. is a boy or a girl sometime tomorrow morning. I thought it would be fun to take a little [anonymous] poll and see what you think it’s going to be!!
Today I had to go to urgent care for a nasty sinus infection that just wouldn’t go away. Of course, this would be the weekend we are moving into our new casa.
Fortunately, Luis and his BFF (visiting us from El Salvador) have been doing everything. I’ve helped pack stuff, but they rented a U-Haul and have been hauling boxes and unpacking at the new house while I have stayed here with Maya. To say I am grateful for their hard work would be a dramatic understatement. Continue reading “Sitting in Silence”→
Yesterday at my non-stress test (a complete oxymoron, BTW … ) they saw more contractions — erratic contractions I don’t feel but we see on the monitors.
What I do feel is a tightening (called Braxton-Hicks contractions) in my uterus when I exercise, walk, get up the wrong way, etc … and while those are very normal for the third trimester, the nurse warned me to essentially stop doing the things that make me tighten up.
“Eating for two” is a total myth during pregnancy.
While it’s true you DO need about 300 extra calories a day (specifically in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters; usually only 100 in the 1st trimester) weight gain recommendations are really individual and dependent more on your pre-pregnancy weight than anything else.
And truthfully, I’ve been comfortable with that gain. In fact, given where I’m at now (26 weeks/about to start the third trimester next week) I am on track to gain about that much — which makes me (and my doctor and husband and family) happy.
All I know is, to get to that gain, I need to eat more than I had been pre-pregnancy … and so I have — without much difficulty 😉
1) I’ve developed an official baby bump. (And it’s kind of cute, if I do say so myself! ;))
2) I’m more comfortable talking about my pregnancy now that I’m showing, but more so now that that the bulk of our testing is behind us (we still have the fetal echo on August 10 … but I am feeling good about it — at least, I’m thinking positively about how it will go!).
3) The flutters I’ve been feeling for about two weeks have been incredible, only to be topped by a first official kick last night around midnight. It threw me for a loop because it really felt like a poke … then nothing … then another poke. Today she’s been moving around quite a bit, and it’s comforting … especially since I won’t “see” her til 8/10. I haven’t been able to sit quietly yet tonight, but when I am rested/quiet, that’s when she seems to be the most active. Continue reading “Friday Night Musings”→