This week I am 21 weeks because it is the end of the week I am almost 22
4th of July this year was pretty good. Every year my girl scout troop does a Rootbeer float booth fundraiser at the Redwood City festival. It was pretty hot this year which is good for sales but kind of hard when you are pregnant so I made sure to drink enough and take it easy in the shade while the girls and our other adults did a lot of the work. In the afternoon I headed up to a family friends house for a BBQ, then around 8 I left and headed to my parents church to do fireworks (well I watched) in the parking lot. It was a long day and I fell asleep while watching TV as soon as I got home, but it was fun. I am so thankful that I am able to continue to do my normal things during this pregnancy. I hope it stays this way.
How am I feeling: So far still pretty good. I have had some spurts of really bad heartburn. I also have issues with my hips a night they go kind of numb and hurt at night which makes it a little hard to get good sleep. Since I am at the time in the pregnancy that I lost Zoey I am a little more anxious about the little things. I try to remind myself of the signs my doctor told me to look out for and not to worry about everything and I do pretty good I just think about it a lot. With the weather being so hot lately I have had to work to keep myself cool because I can't stand being too hot. If I can't stand being in my house I go to my mom's or sisters to hang out.
Dr. Appointment: Today I had a check up with my doctor. She said everything was looking really good. My cervix is 3.2cm according to my last ultrasound 2 weeks ago and she said that is very good. She said it isn't a problem until it is 2.5cm or less. It was really good to hear things are good and normal. I feel like i couldn't be told that too much. I don't have another appointment for 2 weeks but she said if I felt concerned or anxious i could come in next week. I think having a Dr that deals with mostly women that have had losses helps because she understand how hard it can be and is extra sensitive to it.
Baby Prep: I haven't started too much. Mostly looking at ideas for what I want to do in his room and things I want to get or register for. Mike and I have been working hard at figuring out when the best time for him to come home for the delivery is. He gets 6 weeks off for the baby so trying to make the most of that time can be difficult. I even talked to the Dr about it and she recommended he come home around 38 weeks. Which is probably what we will do. I feel lucky that he gets an extra 2 weeks to be home and I really hope he gets to be there for the delivery this time.