PS: Pregnancy + winter = ridiculously dry skin. I am a dinosaur.
Here's this week's bump pic:
Baby's the size of a naval orange!
Weight gain: +3.5 lbs. Somehow I gained a pound and a half this week. Looks like the lack of puking is starting to catch up with me. However, I'm really not big on food lately. I almost always feel hungry but nothing really sounds good to me anymore except for tart lemonade (I'm lookin' at you, Runnin' Red!) and juice, but there's so much sugar in them that I try to limit myself. I've been eating what I can because I know I need to but I'm annoyed with food in general lately; particularly when I eat something that I used to like and then find that it doesn't taste the same to me anymore.
Tuesday was my routine monthly prenatal check-up with my midwife and all was good: Heartbeat was back up to 150bpm, I got my results that the NT scan was normal, and I found out that I'm negative for cystic fibrosis. All good news!
Also, we scheduled the anatomy scan for March 18th! I can't wait to find out if little Petey Nugget is a girl or boy!! I had previously wanted to be Team Green and wait to find out the sex until the birth but Hubs really wanted to know. He said that since I'm carrying the baby/feeling everything and all he can really do is watch, it would help him feel closer to the baby if he can picture it as a boy or girl. That made sense so I gave in. Now that we're definitely going to find out, I cannot WAIT! Less than a month to go!
The midwife also scheduled me to see both the Nutritionist and one of the OBs in the next few weeks since she's concerned that my PCOS plus extra weight could lead to worse insulin/blood sugar issues and possibly gestational diabetes. Ugh. So all of those upcoming appts coupled with integrated screening part 2 and then my next routine prenatal with her equals at least 1 appt per week through the first part of April. What was that I said recently about loving the break from all the dr appts? ;-)
Okay I think that's all for me today. I'm exhausted lately because work has been hell on earth recently and all-encompassing. I have been one step away from a complete crying breakdown every single day this week because it's been so awful and I really don't know how much more I can take. I am counting the days until maternity leave. (As of today, 175 days until my due date!)