Well, I’m 25 weeks along now, more than halfway there. Mom was reminding me last week that she wants to see more pregnancy pictures, and since the baby is MUCH bigger than when she saw me at the start of January, I thought I’d oblige.
Speaking of the little one, I had my visit and follow up sonogram yesterday and all was fine. They got the pictures that they were looking for, baby looked good and healthy, and I got another picture of baby as well. I was excited that we got one of her sweet little face. I can’t believe that you can kind of see her features! Crazy. 🙂
I also got a lecture from my dr on how I have gained more weight than I was supposed to since my last visit. I was pretty baffled by this because we eat pretty healthily, and there wasn’t any bad eating behavior that came to mind, like “Ohhh…well maybe I won’t have 3 donuts for breakfast anymore.” She told me that this often happens with women in this late 2nd trimester period, because the baby is getting so much bigger and releasing the hormones that help them grow into my system as well. So basically I need to cut carbs. Ugh.
She also said, “Yeah, and do you eat a lot of fruit? That has a lot of hidden sugar, and carbs, so switch to something with more protein and start loading up on vegetables instead.” Bleh. Really, it would be one thing if I ate ice cream most nights and she told me I needed to stop, because I can understand that. But I have 3 servings of fruit a day as my in-between-meals-to-keep-my-energy-up snack, and I’m really annoyed that one of the things that I was doing because I thought it was good for me and the baby is one of the things that I have been doing wrong!!! So next week I’ll be switching to skim milk, carrot sticks, and utter misery-a low(er) carb lifestyle.
As we were driving home, I was thinking how ironic this all was.
-On my first dr visit I had been super sick all trimester, so I was advised to eat whatever I could keep down, take my prenatal vitamins and not to worry. “Starving women in 3rd world countries give birth to healthy babies. Your body will make the baby a priority, so just do what you can and don’t worry about it.“
-On my second visit I still had fatigue and was getting dizzy and lightheaded, so I was told to make eating more a priority. “Your metabolism is through the roof right now, you might as well be running a marathon. Whatever you eat is gone in an hour, so you need to have something about every 1-1 1/2 hours.”
-My third visit was happy and fine. I was great, we saw the baby and she was great. No problems anywhere.
-Visit four, this one, is where the doctor weighed me, and then had me taken to another room to be weighed because “there must have been something wrong with the scale.” I was told, regarding my upcoming glucose test, “Well, I’m really not worried about it. I mean, if you can gain that much weight in a month, then I really doubt that you have gestational diabetes.” Thanks.
This is the sort of comment that is going to help me decide not to go sit in a lab and get the glucose test. They don’t do it at all in Scotland. That is, unless you are showing signs of gestational diabetes, which I’m obviously not.
Enough of that. Sorry for the bitterness, I just keep feeling like I’m not a very good pregnant lady. I already have a hard time making myself slow down and rest, and now apparently I have a hard time finding a good balance with food. After I had Jayce I remember feeling strongly that I preferred the newborn stage, even with it’s difficulties, to pregnancy. Now that it’s my second time around, I think I still have that opinion.
On a happier note, I have been busy making things for the little lady, some for her nursery and some for her. I have been putting this sweet fabric, and a few others, to good use and can’t wait to show off my finished projects. 🙂 Luckily, even us chunky pregos can use a sewing machine. 🙂