Thursday, July 7, 2011

21 Weeks

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.

1 comment:

  1. Registering was so overwhelming for me. I felt like I had to research every little thing!

    With the pain in your hips... are you sleeping on your side at night with a pillow between your knees? If not, it can help with the hip pain. If you are already, make sure the pillow is long enough that your knees and ankles are parallel. Seeing a chiropractor while pregnant was also really helpful for me.