Weight Gain: 1 lb. for a total of 134 lbs. I have gained 17 lbs. thus far! That number sounds so big to me. I can definitely feel it on my body.
How I’m Feeling:I had a much better week this week being at home. It was David’s birthday and my mom was in town for a couple of days. We cooked a birthday dinner for him and then he, Otis and I drove up to the mountains for the weekend. We also painted the baby’s room!
I have felt the anemia a couple of times. I have been very tired and needed to take a nap in the middle of the afternoon. I found (or rather David found) that I wasn’t eating substantial meals on those days though. I need to eat some form of protein with every meal and get enough to eat (duh!). Due to the weight gain roller coaster, I was trying to make sure I only gained 1 lb. and was eating a little slight. When I eat well, I feel much better. The iron tablets are causing some stomach discomfort and possibly high blood pressure. I haven’t had terrible constipation yet, but the stomach ache feels like I have a big rock right under my sternum. I am going to look for a different brand.
I researched the symptoms of anemia and one of them is irritability. I have definitely felt this symptom this week. I feel annoyed at the slightest thing and more “touchy” than normal. I constantly think people are either mad at me or I’m annoyed at them. I feel better as I’m writing this though… I think I need to do yoga.
Doctor’s Appointment: I went to an internist who specializes in conditions that complicate pregnancy this week. I was really nervous to go to him and hear what he was going to say, but he was really nice and thorough with me. He sat and answered every question I had and went through my blood work with me. I had to give blood one more time to determine if I had a false positive on my low S protein and it turns out I did. I only have factor V leidan and a slightly low protein C, which they tell me is common in pregnancy, so they aren’t concerned. I don’t have to go on Lovenox until after the baby is born, which was good news.
What I’m Eating: I tried to clean up my diet from last week. Like I mentioned earlier, there were a couple of days that I didn’t eat substantial enough meals and felt really fatigued. We didn’t eat the best for David’s birthday. Nothing really else to report here.
Exercise: Still walking every day. I’m getting too big to walk Otis on a leash because he pulls me too much, so we’ve been sticking to the off-leash dog park, which works perfectly.
What I Miss: I miss not having my hormones make me feel slightly crazy! Other than that, I’m feeling happy about the baby.
We bought a crib, glider, decal for the wall and painted the baby’s room this week. This was the first big items we’ve bought for Aiden… so exciting:) I’m getting excited to get the room together and start getting more for him. I’m really feeling him kick a lot, so I know he’s doing well in there.