Originally written 2/08
Just a quick update for the week. We attended "Another Time Around" at the hospital last night where we watched a birthing video, talked about giving birth again, refreshed our memories about the last one and then took a tour of the hospital. It definitely brought back some memories from almost 3 years ago.
We have a choice of hospitals so we're touring both this month with the intent of choosing one soon. We may have to change doctors if we choose the one from last night, so I'd rather do it sooner than later.
No news yet on seeing the specialist, though it's not a pediatric cardiologist, it's a perinatologist that we would see first and then they would make a call as to if we need to go any further. I'm hoping not, but we'll see. I don't have an appointment set up yet, I'm hoping to figure all that out this week.
I've also started seeing a chiropractor for back pain, both in my "Pelvic Posterior" region (I call it the thass) and some sciatic nerve pain. Jury's out on how helpful it is but I'm hoping as we go it will really make a difference, especially as the baby grows.
Heartbeat on 2/03: 144bpm
How far along?: 25 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Welp, I was doing well and then last week's appointment had a 10 pound weight gain! Doc says I'm really just catching up since I hadn't gained much before. My total is really only 14lbs, which is completely healthy for this far along.
The Bump: Going to birthing class last night was refreshing to remind myself of how much further I have to go. I've been feeling Large & In Charge lately, but last night was a reality check.
What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Finding out everything is ok with our little girl's heart.
Maternity Clothes: Tops still seem big so I haven't fully given it yet. I also seem to be between sizes where some S/6 are tight but the M/8 are way too big.
Symptoms: Tired, heartburn, sciatic pain... the usual.
Belly Button in or out?: In. I don't see this changing.
Food Cravings/Aversions: It's probably more the dental work issue but I want to sink my teeth into a nice sandwich. Haven't been able to do that since pre-Christmas.
What I miss: I've been feeling good lately so not much. Probably just getting a good night's sleep.
Milestones: We've picked a name! I'm not going to share it just yet but we both like it (huge step) and I don't see us changing our minds.