Weight Gain: I now weigh 136 lbs. thanks to Thanksgiving. Â Iâ€™m starting to worry slightly about the weight gain. Â I seem to be gaining too much in the past few weeks. Â I am going to talk to my midwife about it tomorrow. Â I feel hungry all the time and I need to learn when to say NO! Â Needless to say, I gained about 1.5 lbs this week. Â Iâ€™m hoping maybe itâ€™ll slow down in the 3rd trimester?
How Iâ€™m Feeling:
This week was Thanksgiving and I had my whole family come into town to my house for most of the week and then we went back to my momâ€™s house in Nebraska for the weekend. Â We had 4 dogs and lots of people in our house which isnâ€™t very big, so it was definitely packed. Â Iâ€™m still feeling heartburn a couple times per day. Â I donâ€™t usually have to take Tums though; it just subsides on its own. Â I also definitely feel the anemia and the fatigue, shortness of breath and irritability that goes with it. Â Iâ€™ve been really irritable this week. Â Little things set me off and I hate being that way.Iâ€™ve felt lots of movement this week which has been exciting! Â He loves when I eat apparently because itâ€™s always after Iâ€™ve eaten and then a few other times during the day. Â I do know, however, that my stomach is not able to handle a normal amount of food anymore. Â I have to eat much smaller portions several times per day or I am overly stuffed.
I had been taking the iron tablets (ferrous sulfate 325 mg) daily before bed and noticed that they were making my stomach hurt! Â On Tuesday night, we went to dinner and I ate a burger and came home and vomited. Â I stopped taking the iron pills and also need to discuss this with my midwife to see if there is a better brand to take or something.
I feel my belly button stretching and it feels like I need more skin on my stomach! Â Itâ€™s getting tighter in there for sure.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â I didnâ€™t have any appointments this week! Hurray. Â I got my blood results back from the internist and he said that one of the tests I had previously taken (S protein count) was a false negative and it isnâ€™t low, so I donâ€™t have to go on heparin until after the baby is born now. Â Good news!
What Iâ€™m Eating: Â Due to the anemia, I have been craving red meat. Â Also, again with the excuses, it was Thanksgiving, so I didnâ€™t eat very healthfully this week. Â I canâ€™t wait for David and I to be back in our lifestyle and eat healthy again!! Â I really need to do it.
Exercise:Still walking every day. Â I also did the Insanity workout twice modified obviously! Â I still really like that workout. Â I also walked at the gym on the treadmill one day this week which was a nice change to the outdoors. Â I feel like Iâ€™m getting enough exercise, but I must be eating too much.
We got the glider, crib and decal in the mail this week and we are painting the dresser next week, so Iâ€™ll give you an update on the nursery next week!