Thursday, August 30, 2012

30 Weeks Pregnant

Symptoms for week 30 are somewhat the same as 29. I'll talk about any pain that I've been having first of all. My lower back kills me when I jog or run, not that I jog or run very often, but say for instance it's raining outside, and I need to run from my house to my car, that kills my back! Even when I walk sometimes my back will hurt a little bit. But I know it is normal, my stomach is getting bigger and my back has a lot more weight to support. I also have a little tenderness on my pubic symphysis. I usually only feel that pain later at night, though. If I turn from one side to another at night when I'm in bed, I can definitely feel the pain around that area. 

My sleeping schedule has been nice. Still going to bed somewhat early (compared to what time I used to go to sleep) and waking up earlier. My body has definitely been a lot more exhausted lately, and I get very tired a lot sooner. I haven't had any issues waking up in the middle of the night surprisingly. I figured at this point I'd be waking up at least a few times in the middle of the night to pee. I only wake up once, and usually it's after the sun has already come up, usually around 6 or 7. It's actually really nice not having to wake up so many times during the night. 

Fetal movement for this week has become more often, as it should every week. I feel Rylee moving all over the place. It used to just be in one spot that I'd feel her move, but now I'll feel her moving in a few different spots at once. It actually scares me sometimes, the movements are much stronger. I feel her move a lot early in the morning when I am still asleep, and sometimes it even keeps me up! I am still just so amazed every time I feel her move, I can't believe there is a human in there! I am getting happier and happier as the days go by. 

As for changes in my body, I am still at a healthy weight, I am not too big, or too small. I don't have any stretch marks still (yet), I don't know if I will get them or not, but I will let everyone know for sure by the end of my pregnancy. Like I said before though, my boobs have gotten a few stretch marks, but they haven't changed, they are still the same size (very small and hard to see). I tried pointing them out to my fiance and he couldn't even see them. But I know my body and it's a lot easier for me to spot changes. I have been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter, and maybe my skin just has really good elasticity, or maybe the cocoa butter has helped, either way, I haven't gotten any stretch marks on my belly, or sides. I think I've always had pretty elastic skin though, compared to others. 

I've been feeling pretty short of breath lately, I can definitely tell that Rylee is pushing up against my lungs, or my uterus anyway. I have a harder time breathing, and I think that is one of the most annoying things about pregnancy!! However, I am glad that I don't have any swollen feet/ankles. 

Thank you to everyone who is supporting me, I appreciate everything everyone has done for me, and the support everyone has given me. I may not be able to reply to everyone on YouTube or FaceBook, but I do love you all. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

29 Weeks Pregnant

Week 29 has been kind of a blur. It went by so fast. All I remember really is back pain and round ligament pain. My lower back hurts a lot more than usual, and I am getting more uncomfortable. I haven't been able to go on decent walks because of my round ligament pain, it would hurt a lot more after walking for awhile. BUT, I still do other forms of safe exercise! 

This week Danny and I also went to the doctors again. For those of you who haven't kept up on my previous posts, we are now living in Washington (state) with my mom for now. She is helping us while Danny is working with my step dad. So I chose a doctor here in my area, and he is the BEST OB I've had throughout my pregnancy. I've been to a total of four OB doctors (excluding him) since being pregnant because we've moved a couple times, and none of them were as patient and caring as the one I now have, and he will also be delivering my baby! Danny and I feel so comfortable with him. We are so happy. 

Some of you may be wondering why I have been to four different OB doctors. Well, I've only really been to two different OB offices, one in Oregon when I still lived there, and one in Arizona when I moved. I saw the same OB every time in Oregon, but in Arizona, they had me see three different ones every time I went in, because the one I'd seen in the first place was busy, and so on. I really disliked that I had to see a different OB every time I went in for an appointment, it was uncomfortable and I didn't like the uncertainty of who'd be delivering my baby. But now I have ONE doctor who I will be seeing consistently, so I feel a lot better now. 

As far as being healthy goes, I am in the range of weight gain I am supposed to be in, so I am perfectly healthy! Rylee is moving around a lot, and it lets me know that she is doing good! We are so excited, only 11 more weeks!

28 Weeks Pregnant

SO tired!! This week has gotten terribly worse, in terms of fatigue. I am finally in my third trimester, and I can definitely feel it! I was gradually getting more and more tired again as the weeks went on, but this week, that's all I feel. I am tired constantly. I do have to say, though, that I am loving going to bed early, and waking up earlier. I am going to bed between 11 and midnight usually. I have to admit, it is nice. 

My stomach is feeling so huge now, I have to sit up completely straight to be able to breathe! A lot of people are telling me that I'm not as big as most people are at 28 weeks, but I definitely feel like a hippo! I guess that is normal, though. 

There isn't much else I can say about this week. Like I said in my video, every other symptom still remains, like the round ligament pain for instance. I still don't have any stretch marks, and that is something I will keep you updated on every week. The only symptom that I notice a change in is fatigue. I am feeling more and more exhausted as the weeks go on. We only have 11 weeks left, and I cannot tell you how anxious I am to be done with pregnancy! I am excited! Photo was taken at 29 weeks. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

27 Weeks Pregnant

Hi again! So today I am actually 28 weeks and 2 days pregnant! I have started my third trimester, which I will talk about next week. So week 27 has been tiring, and stressful. Once again, Danny and I have moved back north. We will be staying here for awhile now, since we will have a new member of the family very soon. We moved because we weren't doing so well in Arizona financially. Moving back here is a great opportunity for us to start making the money we need to support our own family. We enjoyed our time in Arizona with his family, though. And we definitely do miss them, A LOT! But I feel like we did what was best for us and our baby. 

Like I said, week 27 was very stressful, stressing over money is not fun. I honestly expected Danny and I to have our own little place to live in before or by the time Rylee is here, but it wasn't going to happen if we stayed in Arizona. Moving back to the Oregon/Washington area will give us a chance to move into our own place a lot sooner, because we'll be making money here. It was even more stressful dealing with hurting people as we were leaving. I don't like hurting people, especially people I care about. But at the same time, I need to do what makes me happy, and what is best for me, and this decision I made came from my heart. 

Now for symptoms, I am getting slower, I cannot go on long walks because I start to get uncomfortable. I also get tired more as the weeks go by. My round ligament pain hasn't gotten too much worse from the previous weeks, but it's obviously still there. Like I said about it before, though, it is bearable. I know a lot of women get swollen ankles and/or feet around this time of their pregnancy, but I haven't gotten those (yet). My mom never got swollen ankles or feet with any of her 3 pregnancies. I still don't have stretch marks, I look almost every day to see if I have gotten any. That is one of the things I will definitely keep everyone updated on. And once I get stretch marks (if ever), I will let you know! 

Well, that's really all I can think about for now. But Danny and I are so relieved to be here in Washington, because he will start working this week with my step dad! We will be moving back to the Portland area a few months after Rylee is here. That is the plan anyway, it could possibly take longer than that, but that is our next and final destination. That is our home. 

The photo was actually taken on the day that I turned 28 weeks. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

26 Weeks Pregnant

August 1, 2012

So I am actually 27 weeks today, but I am going to talk about my experience from last week. In week 26 I can actually start to tell that I am nearing the end of my second trimester. I am getting a little more tired, and I've heard a lot of women say that towards the end of the second trimester, and the beginning of the third trimester, you start to feel tired again. Of course it varies with people, but the percentage of women who do experience fatigue again at the end is high. 

My round ligament pain is getting worse as the weeks go by, it just lasts longer, and it comes a lot more. Before, I would only feel the pain when I'd move around in bed a certain way, but now I feel it no matter what I'm doing. But like I said in my vlog, it definitely helps when I put a couple of pillows in between my legs when I am laying down. It relieves the pain a lot. 
Rylee has the hiccups often, it is the strangest feeling. It feels kind of like a pulse in my stomach, kind of like a heartbeat. But it's way slower than a baby's heartbeat. Also, my heartburn is random. I will have it really bad on some days, and on other days I won't have it at all. I still take tums when I need to, and generally they do help, but sometimes they only work for a very short time. I am so excited, we only have 13 weeks left, and time is flying so fast. Thank you everyone for all the support!!