Friday, September 26, 2008
A little baby update
I just thought I'd let everyone know how its going. For the past couple of days I've been feeling the baby wiggly around. Its so funny to me because I don't ever get the fluttery feeling first. Probably because I don't pay much attention or I don't sit down very much at this stage. I don't know, but when I finally do feel the baby move it is big time wiggling, kicking and thumping. Its not at all unpleasant, yet, and I really like this stage because I know that little person is doing okay in there by all the movement. I'm looking forward to the ultrasound on the 10th. I'll be getting a dvd of the whole thing. Since I've had so many, I'm not too shabby at knowing what is where, so I'm going to have to intentionally not look in a certain area and see what there is or isn't there. :) I haven't thrown up for over a month now. I actually think its been more like two, but my sense of time along with my memory are so abstract, so I'm really just guessing. I do still have heave attacks, but its usually in conjunction with really bad smells, like pooh, the trash, etc. I still haven't been able to take vitamins consistently, but I did take two of the boys' vitamins yesterday. They are those gummy vitamins and they went down just fine. The other ones aren't bad, its just because I have to swallow them and my gag reflex is still strong with this one, it just isn't working at this time. This is the first pregnancy that I haven't diligently taken vitamins once the throwing up part was over. I know I eat enough different kinds of food and enough of it, so I'm pretty sure I'm good. I know I've gotten the folic acid I need through my food, so yay. I still haven't gained any weight, yet. That's the oddest part for me so far. NOT that I'm complaining mind you, its just weird. Both of my other pregnancies ended in my having gained 35+ pounds. Also, after Braden, I never lost all the weight, so I started out the pregnancy with Zekey with an extra twenty pounds and then this one started with an extra thirty. I seriously think its the way the doctor told me to eat. Plus, I've been up and moving around pretty much the whole time. Even in the beginning of this one, I would make myself get up and get things done and now that I have more energy and I'm not constantly nauseated, I get out and about a lot. Activity level and eating style is what I think has made the most difference. Oh, yeah, and I've cut a lot of sugar out of my diet. I don't usually want sweets now and I stopped drinking the tons of sweet tea and juice that I had been drinking at the beginning when nothing sounded good or tasted right. I really drink mostly water with a sweet tea or juice thrown in every now and then. Either way, its still weird and I know I'm going to hear an earful from my doctor next time I go in. It should be interesting. I'm also going to go check out the hospital where I will be delivering. I like to go and tour the birthing facility and get familiar with the check in process and all that as soon as I can. I'll probably go after I have my appointment on the 10th, since its right down the road.