Worry Worry Worry. That seems to be the theme of week 16 moving into week 17. I'm not showing much, my pelvic bone feels like it is going to break in two before the end of my 2nd trimester, every time I think I feel the baby move... I am greeted with a fart... nope, just gas (sorry people, it's the ugly truth, pregnancy isn't glamorous), and sometimes I wake up on my belly or back (for those who have been pregnant before, you know us pregnant ladies are supposed to sleep on our side, preferably the left side). So all of this has me worried. I feel like this is the first time I am doing this thing. I might as well have no experience at all for how different this pregnancy is. I can't compare it to my other two by any means.
Here I am... 17 weeks. I feel like I should be showing more, but I was too self conscious during my other pregnancies to take pictures so I have nothing to compare it to. I guess I'm on track... I feel like I'm not growing at all...(excuse my lack of make up)
My monthly check up was today and here is how it went... Got to hear the heartbeat again which eased my worries a lot. My Dr. wasn't concerned about anything so medically everything is normal. I told him about my pelvic pain (basically THIS) and he told me to take it easy on my walking. PSHA! If I take it easy on my walking this little girl will turn to Fluffy Stay Puff Marshmallow Man status in no time. I asked him if I keep walking my 2 miles a day will it cause damage or will it just cause me pain. He said that it probably won't damage anything, but pretty much insinuated that he would be happier if I agreed to not over do it and not take wide strides. So... I am going to keep doing my walks and try to take it easy. Besides this pelvic pain is nothing compared to giving birth ha. I can take it. Add this pelvic thing to my floating rib that I developed while pregnant with Lindsey... PREGNANCY IS FUN! ha.
Almost forgot!!! Weight gain. I weighed in last month at 138.8. This month I weighed in at 140.8. NOT BAD! Starting at 135, that's not bad. 5.8 lbs in 4 months. Hopefully I can keep this trend going.
July 13th is my ultrasound. They will check for things like spinabifida and markers for downs... they will check to make sure all the vital organs are there and seemingly functioning. AND... I get to find out what I am having. The kids are wanting a girl... I am starting to show a bit and it is looking awfully low. If the old wives tale of carrying low rings true then it's a boy. I just want the baby to be healthy! Only time will tell and 3 more weeks. WOO HOO!