Sorry I haven’t done one of these in a while. I could probably think of a few reasons why, but it really boils down to: I didn’t feel like taking a picture. True story. Not to mention, I didn’t truly feel like I had a lot to say. But since my last bumpdate I have some things to share and a picture, so let’s get onto it!
Weight gain: I haven’t shared this yet from what I can see, but I’ll do it this week since I just went to the doctor. So far, I’ve gained 22 pounds, which for some pregnant women is a lot but considering with Ryan I gained about 70 pounds… I mean, I’m pretty content with that. I’m on target to fall under the 35 pound recommended max which I’m happy about!
Cravings: Pizza. I really, really want some ‘za. And lo mein. No Chipotle, for once, since now that they’ve enacted their e.coli fighting procedures and make like, nothing in store, I don’t think it’s that great. But I haaavee been craving plain sweetened lattes. Maybe it’s from an overload of fancy holiday ones last month? Who knows. Also, fresh fruit, and not the cheap kind (bananas, apples etc.) I want mangos and blueberries and strawberries. You know, stuff not in season.
Aversions: Nothing, really. I can’t think of any, which is awesome.
Doctor Appointments: I touched on it in this post, but I switched OB’s. After my last appointment (almost 21 weeks, OOPS. Like with Ryan, I was holding off until my insurance kicked in, and since I was changing doctors, it lined up well.) Alex and I decided we would not feel comfortable with the doctors there delivering our child, as we had a pretty horrendous experience with the doctor we met that day. After looking into it a bit, we decided to go back to the practice that delivered Ryan, since I loved them and the hospital I delivered at. We originally didn’t want to go there since the office we visited is now almost 1.5 hours from our house (we moved since Ryan was born), but there’s another office very close to my dad’s house and about a half hour from our house. The major concern is delivery, since the hospital is 45 minutes away and I had a very quick labor with Ryan. Let’s all pray I don’t have a roadside baby.
ANYWAY, my appointment on Thursday went really well, so I’m very happy I transferred back. The staff was so nice, baby looks great, and the doctor wasn’t rude. Moral of the story: if your gut says that your doctor isn’t the one for you, figure out a way to change it.
New things: Nothing too notable besides feeling large and in charge. I’m definitely feeling like my lungs don’t have their fair share of room anymore, and I’m filling up faster than normal. Sleep is getting pretty uncomfortable, but I mean, who needs sleep anymore. The other day I had so much trouble putting on boots that I gave up and put on slip-ons. I miss having a pregnancy where it’s starting to get warm and I can wear flats and flip flops.
Also, LOTS of movement. Like a humorous, huge kicks where my entire body shakes. And also, poopy sleeping and hip pain.
I think that’s it, for now friends! I hope that you all are safe and toasty if you got snow yesterday, and if you didn’t, you stink. I’m off to shovel!
For past bumpdates, check out these posts!