Natalia - congrats on your new niece! What a pretty name!
Dee - I felt good at 20 weeks, but I have to say it's all relative. At no point have I felt "normal" since the m/s kicked in at 5 weeks... I still get indigestion, I have to eat every few hours or I get nauseated (but not like with the m/s!), lightheaded at times, out of breath easily, etc. I think it comes and goes and is a little different for everyone.
Poor Pie Pie! I need bigger maternity pants and you're a lot bigger than me I'm sure, so don't feel bad. It's like where the band for the belly and the fabric of the pants is sewn together digs in whenever I sit down. It's awful. I guess I'm big way down low and my belly starts right at my pubic bone pretty much... I don't know what maternity designers are thinking!
Emily and Jenn - My BH started this week. They were pretty bad yesterday (several in the morning and uncomfortable). I didn't sleep well the night before and I was VERY stressed out about work stuff. Today I am better rested and a bit less stressed and they're much less now. Maybe only one all day? The baby doesn's seem to care for them - she KICKS after I have one. Poor thing's getting smushed!
Jenn - Prayers on the way for your mom... I'm sorry she's having to go through that, but it's wonderful she has family to take care of her.
Becky - I've heard the papaya enzymes too, and vinegar (apple cider - I have been just putting a ton on salad before dinner, since I get it in the evening) has helped me with indigestion - no heartburn though.
Judy - Good husband on the cleaning! Mine is all paranoid about cleaning chemicals too, and he won't let me pump gas for fear I'll inhale the smell. Of course, it doesn't mean he cleans much, just that he doesn't want me doing it!!! I hope yours actually cleans.
My tummy muscle is SLOWLY healing, but man it's taking it's time!!! Work stuff has gotten really, really stressful lately, so that's been a challenge. I'm actually thinking about applying for a position I know opened up where I used to work. How crazy would it be to get a new job when I'm over 25 weeks pregnant and would have to figure out new daycare, etc???!!! It's so strange, because I love what I do, but I'm not loving the conditions I'm working in, if that makes sense.
I'm still dreading my glucose screening, which I need to have in the next couple of weeks. I have a friend who was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with her first, and not with her 2nd, and now the doctor suspects she never had it in the first place... She had big babies, but she's not small and her husband is a very big, tall guy.