I haven’t done a pregnancy post in quite a while – things have been so busy here since our trip and I’ve been playing catch up on the blog ever since we got back! Someone asked me the other day how many weeks pregnant I was and I legitimately had no idea. Uhhh at some point I was 24… that seems like a while ago, so maybe 26? was my answer. Wrong. As of yesterday I’m at 25 weeks. I think. I could be wrong though.
I had an appointment for 24 weeks last week. Everything looked great with baby, which was the most important thing, but I was seriously disappointed with my doctor’s office and now in limbo about what to do about an OB. Basically I started this pregnancy by seeing the doctor who delivered Maddie Grace, who I really liked. Then she left to go into teaching, which is awesome for her. She told me they hired a new doctor (I didn’t like the only other doctor in the practice) who I would love. I scheduled several appointments with this new doctor, and each time in walks the midwife instead of the doctor who says oh, she had something come up, you can see her next visit. So here at my 24 week appointment I still hadn’t met the doctor who was supposed to be delivering my baby and of course the midwife walks in once again when I’m expecting the doctor. This time she tells me that the doctor I keep trying to see is now is just “kind of seeing her own patients” so they’ve hired yet another doctor who will be starting in the next few weeks “but don’t worry you’re going to love her.” This left me with a really bad feeling, and a strong desire to change doctors. Now I’ve been fighting with my doctor’s office over faxing my medical records to the new doctor’s office I’d like to go to, and figuring out whether this new doctor will even take me.
So basically there’s been a lot of stress on me over this doctor situation. I’m so thankful that everything with this pregnancy has been easy and our baby has looked healthy, since with Maddie Grace I had several health problems the entire pregnancy, and I’m hoping things stay that way… and I can find a doctor’s office where I actually get to meet some of the doctor before having this baby.
But here’s a breakdown of how things are going at this point…
Feeling: Overall I still feel really good. My energy level has plunged and I’m exhausted almost all the time. My headaches haven’t been too bad the last few weeks though and even the lower back pain I was experiencing has eased up. I have started experiencing heartburn over the last week though which isn’t fun, but it’s been moderate so I can’t complain too much. I think my biggest issue is just managing all the stress I’m feeling!
Craving: Really nothing. Or it comes and goes. No strong cravings lately though. I’m wanting chocolate a lot but that seems to cause the heartburn so I’m avoiding it. I’ve had several days lately where I’m hardcore craving Krispy Kreme donuts which might just be because they’re delicious.
Weight: At my appointment I was up 15.6 pounds. Not terrible, but on the higher end of where I should be. I’m finally getting back into a better exercise routine do hopefully that helps me regulate weight gain.
Exercise: I’ve been running and walking around our neighborhood which is nice since the weather here is gorgeous. I also still try to go to spin class and work out at the gym, but to be honest sometimes I get self conscious and feel like everyone is staring at the pregnant girl. Today I tried to use the rowing machine and felt like my belly kept getting in the way so I had to switch to the elliptical.
Comments: “You’ve really popped out!” Well, I have so this one doesn’t bother me at all. I love my big belly! “You look the skinniest you’ve ever been!” Ummm… thanks? Flattering but now I’m wondering how I looked before I got pregnant…
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how it was flying at 23-24 weeks pregnant on a long (9+ hours) flight. It wasn’t bad at all! Dealing with a toddler on the flight was rather tough, but I didn’t think pregnancy made much of a difference. Every now and then I needed to get up and walk up and down the aisle, but that didn’t bother me!
Now we are off on another trip – we are heading to Charleston for the weekend! I hope everyone out there has a fun weekend!