If you were around for my pregnancy with Jack, you might remember that my uterus is a big old jerk. Basically I contract. A lot. I spent the majority of yesterday feeling crappy, and once I finally laid down I realized I was contracting every five minutes or so. Since this is basically what happened last time, I tried not to worry and put in a call to my midwife. She agreed that it was probably just my irritable uterus once again in combination with a little dehydration from the heat. I have started drinking A LOT more water, as well as Chamomile tea (to relax my muscles...it really helps!), and although I am still contracting, I no longer feel so crappy (in fact, by evening I felt perfectly fine...aside from the contractions). Should anything change I will definitely head in for monitoring, but I am simply praying that it's just my silly overactive uterus, and that Luke stays put for another 10 weeks or so.
Other than THAT, so far so good! I had an appointment on Monday and learned that Luke is measuring a little on the large side. Only a week or so in advance, and it's not uncommon for babies to have growth spurts that put them ahead in size a little bit.
|Matt took this picture, then said...'Wow, that got big'. Yes. Yes it did.|
Weight Gain: 22 lbs. Sigh. I'm fine with it.
Cravings: Still watermelon.
Sleep: Total crap. As evidenced by how tired I look in the above picture. I now remember why I cropped the heads out of my pictures last time!
Movement: Yep! He's a mover and a shaker.
Labor signs: Not really...just my contractions, which are not real labor contractions.
Milestones: I found a new stretch mark. Would we call that a milestone?