Birdie: I have already gained about 32 lbs, and my OB hasn't said a word to me about it. I was heavy to start with, and taking prednisone for most of the pregnancy probably didn't help me any....but if my care provider is not going to worry, neither am I. I know what I eat, it's really fairly healthy, I am not gorging myself...what would I change anyway? Being hungry while pregnant SUCKS.
(I would have had to switch providers if they had been sticklers for following weight guidelines. There's only so much I can do, you know?)
I would recommend keeping a LOT of healthy/semi-healthy snacks around. I do find myself tending to eat badly if I am just hungry and there's nothing healthy and super-easy around. I eat a ton of string cheese and yogurt these days, but have gone through phases of grapes, pickles, tangerines, pretzels, nuts, raisins...anything at all that can be eaten *right now*. If I have to work for it, it's likely to end up involving butter and/or chocolate...
LivingSky: I hate being hot normally, but now it's like torture! I am generally not much of an exhibitionist, but I may swing into full-blown nudism by July... Stretch marks and all! I just don't seem to be able to cool myself down at all, and it's awful at night lately. DH is shivering under all the covers, and I'm lying there sweating with no covers at all. I don't know how to find a temp we can both sleep in! I was so excited that it was cold today--except for the part where I had to stuff my feet into socks and shoes!
Tear: The baby looked HUGE. They couldn't zoom out enough that we could see more than half a body part at a time. So weird that he's that big! I mean, I can feel that he is that big, but it's different somehow. (Partly this is probably because my OB has an older machine; I had all the 'important' scans done with a high-risk OB, with vastly better resolution, and none of the pics from the regular office have compared.)
My hands are getting worse every day, and the brace really doesn't seem to help much, unfortunately. I think I might need to see a specialist; the numbness never goes away anymore--it's been days since I had sensation in my fingers, and I am getting to the point where I drop silverware, etc. Acupuncture might be something to look into...hmm, wonder if my insurance would pay? Typing is really, really hard, especially because I HATE typos. :P And I am terminally hopeless with my left hand, so it's not picking up enough of the slack. I've got 50 million crafty things I want to do for the baby, and I can't sew unless I am pretty sure I will notice if I stick myself with a needle!
ValH: I think I really am about a week ahead, but I am keeping the 'official EDD' around to trick myself into thinking it's longer than it is, so when July comes, it will seem so short if he is a bit early. Yeah, I play these little tricks on myself a lot... heck, sometimes it even works! :)