So it's been a whirlwind week for me. I keep meaning to check in here and then run out of time.
I had an appointment on Wednesday with the "other" midwife and the first thing she said when I got up on the table was "Wow, your abs are really weak. Are you having a lot of back pain?" Well thanks a lot haha! But no, I haven't been having an unusual amount of back pain thank you very much!
I don't think she means to be insulting... she just is sometimes. I was also up about 4 more lbs from a month ago so I'm at 20lbs gained now, which with 8ish weeks to go, if I gain a pound a week, this will be the most I gain in any pregnancy I believe. Blech. Hope I can lose it all!!
So another interesting thing was that baby's heart beat was 141. It's been on the lower end (150-155) most of the time but this makes me believe I may have another boy on my hands! My son's HB was generally in the 140s and my daughters was up in the higher 150s and sometimes 160s. SO we'll see. My m/w also says that generally the lower HBs tend to be boys and the higher ones go either way. Has this been true for you guys?
So that being said, I've been thinking boy more and received the news that my cousin and his wife had their baby boy and they named him Asher... which was our top boy name. Now it's totally not their fault; they weren't revealing the name until birth and we hadn't claimed it either. But that might rule it out for us... and I really liked the name too. And even though they live in WA state and we don't see them that much, I'm close to his sister who sends the kids gifts and such so it might be confusing... so we'll see. We do have other boy names but we just both really liked that one a lot. Anyway...
So to add to my crazy week of running around shopping for all kinds of things, pictures, dinners, appointments, etc. and planning my kids' birthday party, on Thursday night I wake up and (TMI) get sick on the floor and new rug we just got in our bedroom, then clog up the sink w/ the rest because the bathroom door was closed and I couldn't get there in time. I was up 4 times that night puking. It was this crab soup stuff that obviously my body didn't like. Oh and another thing about the party? It's supposed to be at the park, but every day I check the weather and the temperature keeps dipping and the percentage of rain keeps going up and so Friday I have to decide to just have it at our house... which means I have to clean the whole house... and Friday I feel like total crap - tired, NO energy. It was awful. I spent the entire morning on the couch while the kids watched movies and the rest of the afternoon did small things in spurts because I had no energy whatsoever. Oh and did I mention it was my birthday? HA! What a birthday...
My hubby was so wonderful though - he called to check on me on his lunch break and sent me a Groupon for a massage for me and then when he came home he helped out BIG time to clean up the house. I was worried though because my energy was not coming back... then on Saturday in the morning I was still really tired and then suddenly my energy came back after breakfast and some coffee and I've felt "normal" (as normal as you can be for huge and pregnant) for the rest of the day.
SO glad it was just for a couple days! I was worried that this was just how it was going to be for the rest of my pregnancy and that would be bad. And the party went fine - only a few people showed but it was still fun.
So my lesson for this week: don't spread yourself too thin and keep a couple days totally free so I don't get so exhausted. I just can't run around like I usually do anymore!
Thanks for reading all of that!!