Weight: Well I don’t have a doctors appointment this week so this one is kind of tricky since my scale is NEVER what the doctors scale says. According to my scale I am up 2 pounds in one week. This puts me at exactly 30 pounds gained total. I am hoping that some of that was due to my birthday and anniversary eating craze that took place over the weekend and I can maintain that until my appointment next week!
Other Comments: So something new decided to join me this week. Swelling. Oh the swelling. For those of you who know me personally you know-I have scrawny little legs. Even when I was 35 pounds overweight I had little stick legs. So seeing cankles on me is very strange! To hopefully stop the swelling I have starting drinking more water and I plan on watching my salt intake very closely. From what I have read potassium deficiency can also make the swelling worse so bananas here I come! The swelling wasn’t as bad today as it was the last two nights so I really think it was a combination of doing too much and poor eating.
I have also discovered heartburn. Well, apparently I have had it and had a Brittainy moment and did not know I had heartburn. I always thought heartburn was in you chest. I started having this acidy taste in my throat and look it up and it is a form of heartburn/acid reflux. I had no idea! I seem to get it at night around bedtime and I even notice it when I get up at night for those awesome bathroom trips. One thing I can say is this-I have a lot less bathroom breaks then what I hear from other pregnant women. I only get up once a night at this point. I’m hearing others say 3-4 times a night. I’m pretty sure my husband would kick me out of the room if I had to pee that much!
My insomnia is still awful. Just this morning I woke up, wide awake, at 3:45am and have been up since. I got up, got a drink and tried to just lay back down and that lasted until 4:30am and I just gave in and woke up for the day. I did get a nice little walk in at 5:30am when it was still cool outside. The California fall weather this year has been a bit of a nightmare. The heat may also be what is causing some of this swelling!
One of my goals for the week is to try to up my walking from 8,000 to 10,000 steps. This is purely to see if an increase in exercise helps the rapid weight gain that I have been having. Next weeks doctors appointment will tell!
Movement has changed from being kicks to full movements of her body. If you take a look at the picture below you will also see she much prefers to create a lopsided belly. In the picture that is me looking down at my belly and she is clearly hanging out on the right side 🙂
One more week and we are at 9 months!