I haven't posted in a while...I've only had access to the internet through my phone so I have been reading threads but its just a hassle to type out longer posts on the phone. I just had finals for my two college classes and I'm worried about what my grades will be. I am normally a good student, but the combination of pregnancy and some long standing health problems (adrenal fatigue, food sensitivities) have made it more difficult for me to stay focused and I missed some assignments because of it. I'm happy the semester is done and feel like now I need to spend time resting and sorting out these health issues. I'm not sure what to do though because i had found a great office that practices "functional medicine" and started seeing them before I got pregnant. We were really just beginning to unravel my health issues but now that I'm pregnant I was told to just go to my midwife for everything and work on the adrenal fatigue after I have the baby. This makes no sense to me as I don't see pregnancy as a reason to stop getting healthier...its a big reason for me to get healthier actually and I will continue to do so no matter what.
I had an ultrasound today (19 weeks 3 days). We are having a boy :), DH, DD, and DS1 were with me - poor DD (she is 6) was sad for a minute that she wasn't getting a sister, but she got over it quickly and went back to being excited about how cute babies are - even if they are a boy lol. I've been feeling lots of kicks for the past two weeks already, and was feeling light movements and flutters for a while before that even. But its still so exciting to get the visual!
That's about it I suppose - the health issues I have been having mainly cause fatigue and muscle pain. I just feel sort of fried atm and really am looking to improve things. There are things that do improve how I feel - no gluten, no dairy, no sugar, no grains...its fairly strict but it improves how I feel physically and mentally. But only if I stick with it! One mess up (especially with gluten) - and my body experiences quite a spike in the level of all over body pain and fatigue, as well as what I call "gluten fog" lol. Pregnancy wise, I am having no symptoms out of the ordinary ... my joints are definitely looser, and my uterus must be stretching quite a bit, it felt very tender when the US tech was pressing on it today. And I definitely cry more easily :P.
I'm going to try the recommendation on squats!
Another fan of Natural Calm here. Its one of the only things that makes a dent in my muscle pain, pregnant or not.
It's almost 2am here oh why in the world am I so awake. LO is awake too, kicking like crazy :)