I'm 22w2d today and seem to be packing on the pounds compared to you other mommas. I posted this story in the Aug DDC but guess I should share here too. Might be a little TMI so read at your own risk: At my 20 week appt I was up 19lbs weighing in @ 160 (11lbs in the last month alone). I was a little freaked that I had gained so much weight in one month. Turns out I was just really, really constipated--to the point it became uncomfortable to sit down. I finally was able to go to the bathroom and felt so much better. I mean my whole demeanor changed. It was such a relief. I got back on the scale about a week later at my trainer's studio and was down to 154--PHEW! That was such a relief on my brain. I know weight doesn't matter to an extent because it's all for baby but the whole 11lbs in one month was a little crazy for me.
My tummy is still quite small-- I think. It is finally starting to round out a bit and look a little more pg "ish" rather than just fluff. If you didn't know me though, you would still think that I had just been packing on the pounds.
My boobs have starting leaking clear fluid as well. I only noticed because I need to check them daily (for hair slivers). As a pet groomer I frequently get hair slivers in my nipples. Let me tell you that is none too pleasant . I keep telling DH that our poor DS is going to get hairballs from his momma--GROSS! Needless to say I have to check and pluck daily and will do that as well if /when I decide to go back to work.
I've been kind of freaking out the last couple of days with worrying. So many people I know are pregnant and a few of the stories have been scary. One of the mommas lost her baby at 8 months due to a kinked cord. I know that chances of that are slim to none but sometimes my mind just races. Yesterday I couldn't stop crying due to all the negative things I had heard. I finally had to just snap out of it and try to find all the positive things to focus on instead of the scary/negative things.
On the positive side:
Two of my girlfriends just had babies in the last couple of weeks each with a kind of neat birth story. The first had identical twin boys which she was able to deliver vaginally in the hospital. It was amazing! They were really slow and gentile with her (she had to be induced) but the boys were born 5 hours apart (2nd guy was posterior) and they let her continue without forcing a C-section on her.
The second was originally going to have a hospital birth with a MW but decided at 38wks that a home/water birth is truly what she wanted so she switched. She got her home birth...not to sure of the water birth (labor was kind of fast) but the neat twist in this was that if she did have a hospital birth she would have had to deliver with an OB. Her MW was called out of town on a family emergency.
I just thought those were two positive stories to share.
Booked a flight to head back East and see my family in early May. It will be nice for the family to be able to see me while I'm pregnant other than a few random Face Book pics. My grandfather has terminal cancer and the family is celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. I thought it would be good to get to see him "one last time" due to the fact that we probably won't be able to make the funeral due to time, expense and pregnancy being so far along or the baby being so young (provided he makes it to Aug) so it will be a bit of "closure" for me.
@ Mamahen-- the diet is called the Brewer Diet and it seems to be quiet a bit of food for most people. I have been trying to follow it but am not strictly on it. The big thing is the 100 grams of protein. Some days I'm good and then others I'm no where near that. My eating habits have really been all over the place.
I guess I'll stop rambling now... hope everyone has a great week!