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This has been a really rough week, so perhaps the worst time to write an update. But just in case you’re wondering, here’s where we are with this pregnancy!
I will be 22 weeks on Wednesday. So far, everything has been healthy with baby. Momma has been sick, tired, tired, sick, and more tired. For a few weeks in the second trimester I felt the amazing, Superwoman vibe. It is GONE.
The past week I’ve been so painfully tired I have slept at every available opportunity. Except at night, when I toss and turn like a crazy woman. It doesn’t matter how tired I am, I can’t seem to get to sleep at night.
This does not bode well for my house, which is a disaster; my cooking, which has been minimal this week; or the rest of the pregnancy, as Mr. V goes back to work full-time this week. (He’s worked sporadically throughout the summer, but his in-service days start Monday, I believe.)
I am definitely wearing maternity clothes–about two weeks ago I caved to all maternity–and I am showing a little. Because of my weight I definitely don’t show as readily as thinner women, but I can tell and I think most other people can, too.
My back problems are not nearly as bad this pregnancy, probably due to the fact that I’m not at a desk all day. If I sit at my computer too long (or in the church pew), the tailbone pain definitely flairs up. I also have the awful acid reflux I experienced with Libbie. Another full head of hair?
I haven’t experienced many food cravings. I like sugar, a lot. I would probably feel better if I did not indulge this craving so much. Other than that, I am just hungry. Almost constantly.
I am seeing a midwife with this baby, and I am hoping once again to have an unmedicated birth. If this is going to happen, though, I need to exercise. I know my body is not ready for birth at this time because I have been dreadfully lazy (see: sick, tired).
Baby Boy sort of has a first name but not a middle name. We’re open to (rather traditional) suggestions, if you have any! First name has two syllables, our last name has two syllables. (No, it’s not Vanderbilt!)
I haven’t taken any belly pictures this time around … am too preoccupied with running after my current rascal.
So, how many of you are pregnant too? Want to commiserate?