Weight Gain: 1 lb. for a total of 134 lbs. Â I have gained 17 lbs. thus far! Â That number sounds so big to me. Â I can definitely feel it on my body.
How Iâ€™m Feeling:I had a much better week this week being at home. Â It was Davidâ€™s birthday and my mom was in town for a couple of days. Â We cooked a birthday dinner for him and then he, Otis and I drove up to the mountains for the weekend. Â We also painted the babyâ€™s room!
I have felt the anemia a couple of times. Â I have been very tired and needed to take a nap in the middle of the afternoon. Â I found (or rather David found) that I wasnâ€™t eating substantial meals on those days though. Â I need to eat some form of protein with every meal and get enough to eat (duh!). Â Due to the weight gain roller coaster, I was trying to make sure I only gained 1 lb. and was eating a little slight. Â When I eat well, I feel much better. Â The iron tablets are causing some stomach discomfort and possibly high blood pressure. Â I havenâ€™t had terrible constipation yet, but the stomach ache feels like I have a big rock right under my sternum. Â I am going to look for a different brand.
I researched the symptoms of anemia and one of them is irritability. Â I have definitely felt this symptom this week. Â I feel annoyed at the slightest thing and more â€œtouchyâ€ than normal. Â I constantly think people are either mad at me or Iâ€™m annoyed at them. Â I feel better as Iâ€™m writing this though… I think I need to do yoga.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â I went to an internist who specializes in conditions that complicate pregnancy this week. Â I was really nervous to go to him and hear what he was going to say, but he was really nice and thorough with me. Â He sat and answered every question I had and went through my blood work with me. Â I had to give blood one more time to determine if I had a false positive on my low S protein and it turns out I did. Â I only have factor V leidan and a slightly low protein C, which they tell me is common in pregnancy, so they arenâ€™t concerned. Â I donâ€™t have to go on Lovenox until after the baby is born, which was good news. Â
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â I tried to clean up my diet from last week. Â Like I mentioned earlier, there were a couple of days that I didnâ€™t eat substantial enough meals and felt really fatigued. Â We didnâ€™t eat the best for Davidâ€™s birthday. Â Nothing really else to report here.
Exercise: Still walking every day. Â Iâ€™m getting too big to walk Otis on a leash because he pulls me too much, so weâ€™ve been sticking to the off-leash dog park, which works perfectly.
What I Miss: I miss not having my hormones make me feel slightly crazy! Â Other than that, Iâ€™m feeling happy about the baby.
We bought a crib, glider, decal for the wall and painted the babyâ€™s room this week. Â This was the first big items weâ€™ve bought for Aiden… so exciting:) Iâ€™m getting excited to get the room together and start getting more for him. Â Iâ€™m really feeling him kick a lot, so I know heâ€™s doing well in there.