Well, this has been a really fun couple of weeks in this pregnancy! You never thought I’d say that, did ya? 🙂 The nausea is completely gone (as long as I eat every couple of hours), and the fatigue is much better since we got our new king bed. I LOVE THAT BED.
As far as other pregnancy symptoms, I’m having some of the skin itching and round ligament pains from growing so quickly lately. I don’t really remember these from my last pregnancy, but I’m definitely noticing them this time around. I’m up to about 170# now, which means I’m up 9# in the past 7 weeks, even with increased movement and eating sensibly (about 2,000 cal/day). EEK! My breasts are also seeming fuller/bigger lately, though I’m still wearing the same bras. FWIW, my bras are old and stretched out and shot to shit. After this kid and nursing and such, I will be in desperate need of some new lingerie – I can’t wait! The heartburn is also ramping up (boo!), and I’m really hoping I can avoid the carpal tunnel this time around. *fingers crossed*
By far and away the best parts of these past couple weeks has been MOVEMENT (I felt the first kicks at Denver Airport on August 4th at 17w4d. I was thinking I felt it later with Stella, but I just went back and read and it looks like I felt movement for the first time during the same week with Stella.) and finding out that IT’S A BOY! It’s been really good for me to be able to lay down and concentrate on my body and this baby and this pregnancy (something I hadn’t done nearly enough of this pregnancy) and sometimes FEEL the little man giving me a kick to say hello. 🙂
I’m beyond thankful to know that there is a healthy little boy growing inside of me. Life is good.