Sunday, September 23, 2012
18 Weeks Pregnant
Shin splints started on tuesday and continued until yesterday (sat). My shins feel better today, probably because I haven't been on my feet all day.
Swollen belly and inability to eat a lot. On friday at work my belly seemed to triple in size, and my skin felt really tight and uncomfortable. I am not sure if my stomach was pushed up, thus leaving less space for food and beverage?
Baby movements have begun slightly. They feel like a fish darting around, like when you buy a fish at the pet store and they place it in a little baggie with water.
Weight Gain: Not too sure. At my last midwifes appointment I had gained 2 pounds (125).
Sleep: Not too bad. My hips get sore at night because I sleep on my sides now with the aid of my snoogle pillow. I have to switch sides often.
Work and Pregnancy: The last two weeks I have spent 70 hours on my feet-that's standing all day long. My feet get very sore and tired, and I don't have a lot of energy when I get home. I still have not had any Health and Safety assessment of my job since I handed in my Work Modification letter 4-5 weeks ago to HR. I'm pretty much doing the same work as every one else, minus lifting 80 pound boxes.
Things Not To Say To A Pregnant Woman: "Wow! You're going to get big!" "When are you going to get married?"
Thoughts: I feel a little down on myself that I am not doing a lot outside of work. I usually like to fill my schedule with yoga and exercise classes, music events, ukulele lessons, etc... But working and being pregnant leave me pretty exhausted.
Things I Am Looking Forward To: Oct 1rst is my anatomy/gender scan!