Saturday, November 6, 2010
Bump 2 Baby: Pregnancy Update, 4 Months
Here I am at 4 months (18 weeks)! Just a couple more weeks and I'll be half way there. I'm sooo much bigger than I was with Ethan at this time. Just for fun (haha, yeah right!), here's a pic at 18 weeks with Ethan. It was my first pregnancy picture too. I need to go back and look at my records, but I'm pretty sure I weigh about the same if not a couple pounds lighter. I did start out 4 pounds heavier than I did with Ethan too. The batteries on my scale died this week. I almost thought that I just wouldn't buy anymore (husband never weighs himself, he's too skinny anyway and never gains weight), but then I thought that if I don't then I may be less motivated to watch how much I'm eating and gain more than I did with Ethan. No thank you! lol
What has been best about this month is that morning sickness pretty much left after 13 weeks! I haven't had to have a zophran since then. Yay! Every few days though I get a strong wave of nausea that hits me hard for a few minutes then quickly goes away. Tiredness is still lingering pretty good. The insomnia is starting to get much better, but then again here I sit writing this post at 4 am this morning! I felt like I was getting no sleep for weeks, it was a constant toss and turn every night. I also had a couple of weeks where I had a headache everyday. I was miserable so I went to the chiropractor and got immediate relief. I've only had a little back pain so far. This is about the time my back started really hurting with Ethan and lasted through my whole pregnancy.
I think I've pretty much given up on running any longer :-( With the strange foot pain I had to back off a few weeks back. My achilles is acting up again as well. I thought it would get better since I've backed off of running, but it hasn't. I first started having trouble last fall when I was training for the half marathon and was even having plantar facsitis pain as well. When I have backed off of running it got better. So now I'm thinking that the pregnancy hormones are just making it worse. I'm scared that if I keep going that it will make my feet worse and cause further damage. Add the fact that my belly is getting bigger, and running is very uncomfortable. I did give it a good go!
I don't want this to sound like one huge complaint post! The best thing this month was starting to feel baby move. We skipped the 'flutter' stage and went straight to kicking. Movements still aren't overly strong, yet, but I still enjoy those first few. I can't wait until they are strong enough for Ethan to feel. It will be fun to watch his reaction.
This Monday is the BIG ultrasound. I am so excited beyond words! My appointment is late afternoon so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement sometime that afternoon or evening :-) I will be shocked if it's a boy.......really I will, but I guess I have to prepare for that just in case since I didn't get a choice ;-)