This past week has been pretty lovely. Sam is home at night to help out and for me to have an adult conversation with. My perinatologist said things look good so far, meaning I can go from weekly appointments to every 3 weeks. I had my first P17 shot (progesterone) and it wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it might be. Like a good pinch with a really sore cheek for a day after.
Here’s this past week in review:
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How Far Along: 16 weeks and 6 days!
Size of baby: An avocado.
Sleep: It’s not great. When Sam leaves at 5 I’m usually up and trying to fall back to sleep. I’ve taken to reading a lot of SheReadsTruth and fully waking up for a while to get my mind to stop racing.
Total Weight Gain: 3 lbs.
Symptoms: All? All symptoms. I sometimes seriously wonder how someone could be pregnant and not know. What on earth do they think is going on?
Maternity Clothes: Yes, a little sad since I’ve obviously kept weight on since the twins and some of them are getting tight. But thankfully most still fit.
Go-to eats: Fruit. Pasta. Sprite because it helps settle a very upset stomach until Zofran kicks in.
Best moment of the week: Really feeling the baby move even when I’m not being still or laying down. A few good thumps are such reassuring reminders.
Gender: YES. But we’re not announcing publicly yet.
What I’m looking forward to: Getting past the point where I lost my twins. (18-19 weeks) I know this isn’t some kind of magical safe zone, but the weight of those weeks seems to just loom over me.
What I wish people knew: Even though I worry a lot with this pregnancy, my days are pretty normal. It doesn’t spill over into a lot of my routine with Bella or Sam. I did that with the twins (talked about it all.day.long) and drove especially Sam crazy. This time around I made a deal with myself – if it needed to be taken care of I’d be proactive and call the doctor. Otherwise I’d try to just stop, take a deep breath, and move on from there.
Milestones: Hair, hearing, and fingerprints!
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