Thursday, March 13, 2008

Stuff

I just wanted to post a thank you to all of those that sent e-mails or left comments on my whereabouts. I am sorry that I worried people. My parents were in town over the weekend, work has been crazy, and honestly, I haven't had a lot of interesting things to write about.

I think the baby is doing okay, but as it has now been almost three weeks since our last listen to the heartbeat, I can't be sure. I think that is why I am so excited to feel the baby move, although then I am sure that I will freak out when it doesn't. I am never happy!

I am in full-on maternity clothes now. Not the big panel pants, but the bigger maternity shirts. It just feels so good having clothes that fit and some of them take any question out of whether I am pregnant or not. It's fun having complete strangers asking when I am due. Of course, they all comment on how big I am for only being four months along. I take those comments in stride, but I have to wonder, just who in the world thinks it's okay to comment on a woman's size, pregnant or not? Still, I have been waiting a long time for this, so I am happy to be showing early and getting seats offered to me in public places and doors opened for me!

I really don't know how much weight I have gained, because I honestly don't know what weight I started at. If you go off of my pre-IVF gain (November), then it's almost TEN pounds. Yikes! If you go off of what I weighed at my first OB appointment (January), then it's only five. Since that sounds a lot better, I think I will go off of that weight. I was not overweight or underweight before, so I should be staying in the 25 - 35 pound range. I was hoping not to break 30, but I feel as if I am eating pretty healthy, and they say a lot of it is just your body's natural response to pregnancy. I am eating more lately, but a lot of fruit and veggies and low-fat dairy, although I do confess to a bowl of ice cream every now and then. I have an OB appointment in two weeks, so we'll see what they say at weigh in. I can't believe that I am even worried about it, but it's really not in a vain way. I just don't want to gain too much weight and put the baby or my own health at risk.

I am still fearful of this pregnancy ending badly. I am still a frantic "spot checker." But despite my fears, it seems as if it is all going as it should. So, I am just trying to relax and believe.

10 comments:

alison said...

I'm glad things are going well. Yay for maternity clothes! Praying for some peace of mind for you as you wait it out until the next appt. xoxo

Mel said...

Glad to hear an update from you-your in my prayers so I always trust you are doing GREAT.
People are so rude to say anything about a woman's size. Seriously. I don't know how you don't smack someone!
*hugs*

Tracy said...

I'm glad all appears to be going well! :)

IKWYM about strangers commenting on your size. I feel it's necessary to tell everybody I meet that "it's twins" because they seem shocked at how big I am. When did it become polite to tell somebody "YOU'RE HUGE!"? Probably about the same time it became polite for complete strangers to touch my belly.

Love ya, girl.

Fertilized said...

Thinking o fyou - glad all things are still going as smoothly as they can for you!

Amy said...

Hang in there, I'm sure it will all be fine. The nerves are normal I'm sure especially with you knowing all that can happen. Just because it can happen doesn't mean it will. Keep that in mind! Thinking of you and sending you hugs and good wishes!

Jen said...

I don't think your worry about weight gain is vain at all, because you are simply wanting to stay within the recommended levels of weight gain. That's called being healthy!

soapchick said...

Glad that you are okay. I was wondering where you were! Glad that you are loving the maternity wear!

Geohde said...

I broke out the mat gear weeks ago, but I still get varied comments on how both big AND small I am for my gestation on the same day.

Go figure...

J

Freyja said...

All sounds good!

chicklet said...

Just checking in, glad to hear it's still all going so well.