14 weeksHello everyone,
I had a crappy week last week so didn't keep up. But I am really feeling that second trimester love this week! Nausea mostly gone, energy back up. I feel like I must look pretty pregnant and have been wearing a few maternity things...but when I look in the mirror, I just look--well, pudgy. I don't know how much weight I have gained, maybe 3-5 pounds.
QOTW: Yes, this pregnancy was very much planned. I didn't get my period back until ds turned two, and was ready shortly before then (though now I'm actually glad it was delayed 6 months or so). After that, I got pregnant the second cycle, but it took about 3.5 months (long breastfeeding cycles!).
And now I have to vent a little. I'm kind of depressed about this, actually. Today I met with the OB who is the backup for the mw group I'm seeing. Personality-wise, I really liked him. And, he is one of the very few docs that will even do a VBAC in this town. But, he says he will not let me go past 41 weeks without scheduling a repeat section, and wants to do weekly NST's starting at *38 WEEKS*! He also wants it done at the hospital I don't like (I have a choice of two), which the mw told me afterward she thinks will be negotiable and she will work on it on my behalf. But the NST's really bothered me. I am worried that he is treating me like I have GDM or am high risk just because I had a big baby before. I am going to once again check into having a home birth at my mom's house. I did find one DEM there, but did not have the highest confidence in here after our conversation. I guess it is time to check into some more options.
robugmum--No history of sciatica here, but I have had pain in my low back/sacrum on one side on and off since the middle of my last pregnancy. It is worse since I became pregnant again, despite regular chiropractic care. Although I think that is helping. If you can find one, a good prenatal yoga class is great for general aches and pains, too. I had a wonderful instructor last time who gave me a couple of specific exercises to do that help me even more than an adjustment.
aslmere--Good luck with the procedure on Friday. Hopefully someone will be with you through the weekend while you are on bedrest?