Is it already Friday? This week has flown by, and I could not be more excited about it. I have been playing catch up on sleep this week from my trip last weekend. I had such a great time, but I came back feeling more exhausted and worn out than when I left. In fact I was laying in bed on Sunday and I had the weirdest pain that I have never felt before. It was a really quick, sharp, tight pain in my stomach, and it only happened once so I didn't get too worried. I asked my Dr. about it on Monday and she said it was more than likely braxton hicks contractions. I told her about my trip, and she said I may have overdone it a little and let myself get dehydrated. I think she is probably right because I was out in the sun a lot, and I'm sure flying did not help either. So I have been drinking lots of water this week to keep from having them again.
Total Weight Gain: I was not a happy camper when I stepped on the scale at the Dr. on Monday. I have gained 16 total, and my goal was 25-30 for the whole pregnancy. I would like to blame it on being on vacation, but there really is not an excuse. I am making a huge effort to be more conscience about what I eat from now on. My Dr said I was right on track with my weight, and that this is the time when the baby is growing the most, but it is still a little more than I would like.
Sleep: I have had no problems at all since I have been so tired from my trip.
Food/Eating: Well I have been trying to watch what I eat this week so my ice cream craving is not helping the situation. I had to break down one day and get a blizzard because I thought I would go insane if I didn't. I have still be eating a ton of fruit.
Movement: He moves more and more everyday, and every time I feel it my heart melts.
Gender: Boy! We are getting started on the nursery and picking out fabric for the bedding this weekend.
What I miss: After going to my friend Jill's bachelorette party I miss being able to drink with my girlfriends. It was the first time I have really missed it a lot. It didn't bother me I couldn't drink when we went out, but just sitting around talking with my girlfriends and drinking wine, or having a cold beer on the beach is what I missed.
What I am looking forward to: getting started on the nursery, and having a definite plan on what we are going to do.
Questions for other moms: How early did you start having braxton hicks contractions, and are they comparable to the real thing?
We are going to have a low key weekend which is just what I need. I LOVE the KY Derby, and going to college in KY made me really have a new appreciation for it and get into it so much more. So I am really excited to head to friends house tomorrow night to watch the big race! I still need to decide who I am going to put my money on.....just as a hint I usually choose jockey rather than horse :). I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Here I am at 21 weeks.....I think this is such a sweet picture.