Pregnant Pause – Week 16
It’s pretty scary how quickly time is flying. I’m sure that as I approach September 19, I’ll be ready to get this baby out of me. But for now, I’m wishing time would just stay put for a second.
My allergies are still pretty bad. Saturday night I didn’t get much sleep because I couldn’t breathe if I was horizontal. Last night I used my pregnancy pillow and made myself a little throne that propped me up. It wasn’t great sleep but at least it was SOME sleep. I’m debating the neti pot. I have one but I hate it. I’m already so clogged that I know it’ll just go down my throat and gag me. The least favorite activity for a pregnant woman is gagging. Plus, my sister said she read a study that you are more likely to get infections if you use the neti pot. So I don’t know. Maybe I’ll just whine.
The baby is the size of a turnip now. He/she is about 5 inches and weighs 5 ounces.
I think I felt the baby move for the first time last night!! I felt a little movement in my belly and I freaked out. I pushed on it and bit, paused, and felt it again. So cool. I can’t wait until it’s a regular occurence.
Not many of you had a guess about weight gain. I think that’s mostly because most of you didn’t have work on Friday so you didn’t read blogs. I had gained 5 pounds when I went in for my 11 week exam and I am significantly larger than I was then. I was preparing myself for about 12 pounds and a chat from my doctor about watching what I eat. No sir! I’ve gained a total of 6 pounds!
I didn’t take my regular purple shirt weekly picture this morning. Partially because I forgot until right before we walked out the door… and partially because my purple shirt was in the dirty clothes hamper. I’ll take the photo tonight but since so many of you have said that you look forward to the weekly pictures, I took one of my in my normal clothes. My hair is a bit frizzy, I appear to be slouching, and I’m not sure why I have such a tight fist. Regardless, here’s my bump.
Helllllo baby! If you missed Friday’s post but have some thoughts or feelings about birthing classes, “how to” baby classes, etc. please weigh in! We’ll be having the baby at a hospital via my doctor. No midwives, no at-home stuff, no natural stuff (bring on the drugs), no water baths or relaxing music. Just me, Stephen, doctors and nurses of all sorts, and screaming violently. In a clean, sterile hospital room. I tell you this so that can give me an accurate answer. Obviously if I was doing a home birth or natural birth, I’d be reading up on that stuff and sitting through lectures. But I’m not, so I’m not sure if a class would even be helpful.
That’s all folks! Hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend! HE IS RISEN!
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