HALFWAY DONE! HALFWAY DONE! This is my halfway done dance! I will be the big 20 weeks tomorrow!!!
Last week Saturday I got on the scale and it said I had magically gained 3 lbs in one week! I even weighed myself for a couple of days after that because I couldn't believe it! Well, this last week I had hardly any appetite compared to the last 19 weeks (except for a weird 24 hours of hungriness) and I also walked the treadmill 3 days this week and today scale says I magically lost 2 lbs. So I am back to my regular schedule of gaining 1 pound per week. That being said, my stomach feels huge today! I think it's just bloat, since I have been eating oranges like crazy the last few days.
This weekend we will be riding out some supposedly bad weather. Rain, turning to freezing rain, turning to snow. Our neighbor friend and her 1 year old are coming over for a playdate/cookie baking on Sunday. DH was so cute today and bought a new sled to pull DD and the one year old in when they come over. Nothing else going on I think. DD asked tonight if she could go to grandma's house tomorrow and watch TV...silly girl! It's not like we don't have a TV!
I have been doing my own prenatals since 9 weeks and was planning on possibly UCing but lately I have been having some cold feet on the UCing part. Not that I don't think I can do it but I just can't seem to visualize it actually happening in my house. Also, I just really don't want to have just given birth and then be responsible for cleaning up my placenta and any other blood or mess. So now I am wondering if it is best to have a few appts close to the end rather than just showing up to the hospital in labor and have the nurses or doctor freak out since I have no official prenatals or info. On the other hand I don't want to go in late in the 3rd tri and be drilled with testing and questions then either. I am hoping to get in with my old OB/family doc (who delivered our first baby) since she knows my history already and knows I am not a nut and that I do take care of myself, etc. Also, since she knows me she just might take my own hand written prenatal records seriously, rather than them meaning nothing to whoever is on duty at the hospital. (side note: our clinic and hospital are together and you always get your own OB as your delivering doctor.)