I have my new midwife appointment Wednesday (20th). I have a feeling I'll get some comments on my weight gain. When I went to the cardiologist last week, they weighed me. Assuming their scale is in line with the one at my midwife's office, I've gained 20lbs already with this pregnancy! Holy moly! I only gained 29 total with Hannah and 31 with Benjamin. Even if I slow down and only gain the recommended 1lb per week till delivery, I'm still looking at 37. Agh. I know I'm not overeating but I do need to be more mindful of how many sweets I eat. It's just strange... I swear I'm not eating any more (or exercising any less) then I did with the other two but my body is just acting differently this time. And some people from church are still approaching me and proclaiming "I didn't even know you were pregnant." Seriously?! You don't see this huge bump in front of me!?
My cardiologist appointment went well, though nothing new to announce. He still seems confused even after 3 1/2 weeks of me wearing a heart monitor. He wants to do one more test and then if it comes back okay, be done. He seems to think it's just the extra stress of the pregnancy on my body and bad heartburn on top of it. I guess only the good Lord knows.
Overall, minus the heart issues when they arise, I'm feeling pretty good during this phase of the pregnancy. They call the second trimester the honeymoon trimester for a reason I guess. My back hurts a little but usually only when I overwork myself during the day or pick up one too many kids too often. I'm not really feeling sick anymore. Just heartburn issues and being stopped up occasionally. With my first two, I had a really stuffy nose the entire pregnancies. I've only had the slightest issues with that so far. Fatigue depends on the day. I still nap about 4-5 days during the week when the kids nap. Since I get up at 6a, I'm usually pretty wiped out by nap time. So that's a blessing.
Until next time!