Falling behind has been the story of my life these days. I obviously think about being pregnant every day (its hard not to!) but writing about it has been on the back burner.
On Wednesday I was 20 weeks! This upcoming Wednesday (Halloween) I will be 21 weeks and will also be getting the amazing 2 hour anatomy scan that I have been looking forward to.
So far I have been feeling pretty good. I was only nauseous from weeks 6-8 and I didn't even throw up. I haven't had any food aversions so far which has been nice. I haven't been super starving either, and food in general some days just doesn't sound good. Craving? Can we say donuts? Yep, Its pretty bad... all I want to eat is sugary stuff and things that are absolutely no good for me what so ever.
I have been in maternity clothes for quite some time now. My belly really popped out quicker than last time. Some of my maternity stuff is even a little bit short/tight. I've been wearing a lot of stretchy yoga type pants to work with cute tops so nobody can tell that I am wearing athletic type pants. Its a fairly causal work environment, so I'm gonna go with the stretchy stuff until somebody says something (which I doubt they will.)
I started out this pregnancy at 166 lbs and I think I am up to about 180/182- somewhere in there so I have gained 14-16 lbs. (With the girls I started out at 158 and got up to 210!)
Its getting harder to do "regular" things like sweep stuff into the dustpan, get up off the floor, and pick up after the kids at school. I get pretty tired just going to work, going grocery shopping, and doing general things around the house. I have a feeling that the farther along I get the more help I will be needing.... maybe we can bribe our friends to come over and help out in exchange for Brian's yummy cooking.
I really realized this weekend that I have to TRY and rest a little bit more when I'm at home on the weekends. I am pretty much going nonstop from 6:30 am until the girls go to sleep at 6:30/7:00 pm. I think the most rest I get in an average day is while I am driving to and from work! On the weekends I am going shopping, taking care of the girls, and attempting to get things done.
I am really feeling these little ones thump and bump lately! My first flutters were at around 12 weeks and I started feeling kicks or punches at 16 weeks 2 days. I consistently feel movement now when I am sitting down or not moving around a bunch. I am feeling a LOT on my right side (Baby A) but not as much on my left side (Baby B) I'm not sure if I have anterior or posterior placentas so that could have something to do with it.
Overall, I have been feeling pretty good. I just get tired easily and can cry at the drop of a hat (stupid hormones!!) I only have a little over 3 months left of work until my official leave begins. My plan is to work until Friday, February 8th (I will be 35 weeks 2 days) and then be off until the end of the school year. That will give me about 6 months total off until school starts back up again in August. I am seriously hoping that having that much time off will help me establish a better breastfeeding routine than I had last time. I'm thinking part of my failure was knowing that I had to go back to work when they were 3 months old and that I would only be able to pump then anyways. I guess we will see.
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