What I looked like 3 weeks ago....
I had my glucose test this week. I actually was told it was going to be at my last appointment and I worked myself up so much about it I threw up before I even got there and then it turned out I was too early for it. This time I was much more calm. The drink didn't taste bad but I got a headache and woozy feeling after drinking it so they let me lay down in an exam room until the doctor could see me. Everything looked great and I start going for visits every 2 weeks now! Here are some stats:
Total Weight Gain: 23 lbs!!! Yikes! And supposedly only 2 of that is baby.....
Maternity Clothes? I'm finding ways to stretch my wardrobe and luckily after next week we won't really have court until after New Years so I can be more casual and get away with jeans and leggings at work. I have some formal events coming up and I'm not quite sure what I'm going to wear to them--I hate the idea of buying a maternity formal so hopefully I have something flowy enough.
Stretch Marks? None so far! Fingers crossed!
Sleep: All good so far!
Movement: This is one busy girl!! I absolutely LOVE feeling her and I know even when she is born, I will miss feeling her move inside me. One night I thought she was trying to dig out of my side, and last night she was moving so much my belly button was moving! Crazy stuff!
Food Cravings: Orange Juice!!! People told me that they craved oj when they were pregnant with their daughters and I just never got that urge until about last week. I've downed a bottle and a half of Tropicana in the past 4 days. It tastes SO good to me!
Food Aversions: I can pretty much eat anything now.
Symptoms: Nothing too major. My legs have started to get sore after a long day and my belly gets heavy. Sometimes it feels hard and a little sore but my doctor says that's totally normal because it's growing and stretching.
Belly Button In or Out? It's about half and half--the top kind of pokes out but the rest of it is still in. Weird.
Wedding Rings On or Off? On. Still no swelling thankfully.
Miss Anything? Now that we are in Christmas partying mode I miss fun drinks and being able to go into my closet and pull out a cocktail dress. I really have to say that I haven't had too many causes for complaint during this pregnancy and I'm just glad that everything is going well.
Best Moment This Week: Forrest surprised me with a new car! My new mom ride is an Acura MDX--so pretty! It's fun to drive and handles like a car so it's not a scary transition for me. It has plenty of space for baby girl and all of her stuff!
Looking Forward To: Christmas! This is our last Christmas without Santa, baby presents, etc. I'm sure though she will get some fun gifts anyway! It's fun to think about how different next year's Christmas will be!
After learning some tragic news about some friends and their precious child this weekend, my heart is both broken and full at the same time. I hope I never take one minute of this pregnancy for granted. It may not be comfortable all the time but I am blessed beyond measure to be this little one's mother. I know people always say "It's worth it" but never have I been faced so severely with the truth of this statement. Every moment, symptom, etc is worth it to be able to bring this little life into the world. Forrest and I have truly been given a miracle and I hope we never fail to see the glory and full magnitude of that fact. Please keep me and every other mother and baby in your prayers, and please lift up my friends. They are strong faithful people but still need much love and support.