Friday, June 22, 2012

pretty much linear. and my r-squared value is pretty high, too!

~me, to my OB.

At week fifteen I was, as the doctors put it, "weight neutral." I lost weight at the beginning, made it back up to my original weight and sat there and sat there. I was REALLY excited to gain, like, two pounds, according to my scale, at 17 weeks. I was showing by then (clearly) but I hadn't actually gained weight. It was all very bizarre.

and now I feel like I am growing at a rapid clip, even though technically I'm pretty much linear.  If I keep up this rate I'll gain 28-ish pounds during pregnancy. And right now I really do feel like nearly all of it is belly! I can tell a different in my face, and of course parts of me are swelling (face. fingers a little.) but overall, wahoo!

as I say every time someone asks me how I'm feeling--"I'm feeling pretty good most of the time"--and I'llllllll take it. I know women who have had it so, so much worse.

other things:

-I'm starting to get a little anxious about labor. I think the prepared childbirth class will help with this. It's hard not knowing what to expect, really.
-I've started having little contractions. I know they're terribly normal. They don't hurt, but they're uncomfy. And sorry if this is TMI, but they make me feel like I have to pee very badly! It's a strange sensation.
-So far, no new stretch marks, no line in the middle of my belly button and I'm still an innie. I'm thinking my belly button is going to pop at some point though!

Oh and we have now driven three cars, researched a TON of them (multi-tab spreadsheets, people!) and are driving more tonight. I hope one of them is "the one" and we can be done with this process! But I don't want to not look around enough and regret it later!


Elizabeth said...

I know what you mean about the contractions- uncomfortable. Do you feel hiccups often?

One word for you in the labor department.....EPIDURAL!

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