Sunday, September 30, 2012

34 Weeks Pregnant

I've been getting so exhausted lately, just from standing, or even walking up the stairs! I've definitely been feeling much more tired this week. Time is going by so fast, it's becoming so much more real to me that I am going to be a mom soon. 
I still have only been waking up once in the middle of the night. Sometimes I don't even wake up in the middle of the night, but I'll wake up around 7 AM to pee, then go back to sleep for a couple more hours. 
As for my body, I have yet to get stretch marks. It's crazy that I haven't gotten them yet, but I still have a few more weeks! I haven't been scratching my belly, either, when it's itchy, which is really rare, thank goodness! I have not yet gotten any swelling in my ankles or feet, which is a good thing because it's something I dread! 
I can't remember much of my symptoms, I forget a lot lately, as if my memory wasn't bad enough! Thank you all for following me along my journey, the big day will be here before we know it! 

Friday, September 21, 2012

33 Weeks Pregnant

I am getting so close! Week 33 has consisted of pretty much the same symptoms!! Big surprise, right? Oh, I actually might have forgotten to mention that I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions. Or maybe I did mention that? There goes that pregnancy brain! Braxton Hicks contractions are just false contractions, when your body is preparing for actual labor. They aren't too bad, they just feel like mild period cramps, but those are never really fun, either!

I still have round ligament pain every now and then, and acid reflux, which is a total drag. I usually just chew gum and that relieves the acid reflux. I also have a hard time standing up for a long period of time without feeling so exhausted and out of breath. Like I said in my pregnancy vlog, I am beginning to feel over being pregnant. I'm at the point to where I am just so uncomfortable. It could be worse, though. I could have swollen ankles and feet! I could still possibly get them actually. 

I haven't gotten any stretch marks yet, still waiting for that to happen. I expect to get extra big these last few weeks! Rylee has been moving so much, sometimes her movements are so strong, it scares me half to death! I usually feel her moving a lot really late at night, or really early in the morning. I haven't had to wake up so much in the middle of the night to pee, which is so nice! I still only wake up once in the middle of the night.

I know I probably haven't covered everything for this week, but these last few weeks feel like such a blur. They all just feel like the same week, as far as symptoms go. I will keep you all updated on anything that changes!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

32 Weeks Pregnant

First photo: Rylee was up high. 
Second photo: Rylee was positioned lower.

  • Occasional round ligament pain
  • Frequent acid reflux
  • Tenderness in pubic symphysis 
  • Lower back pain
  • Shortness of breath when standing long periods of time
  • Not being able to breathe as easily as I normally would
  • Irritableness 
  • Braxton Hicks contractions

I'm pretty sure that covers it! No stretch marks, no swelling in my feet! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

31 Weeks Pregnant

Hello again! I am in the middle of my 31st week! I will be 32 weeks on Wednesday, September, 5th. So basically this whole trimester is just feeling the same, well, it might be getting worse and worse as the weeks go by (symptom wise). I am feeling more and more tired it seems like. I just feel so exhausted, even if I haven't done anything that has worn me out. My belly is getting bigger, and my body has more weight to support. It definitely puts a lot on my back. Like I mentioned last week, I have been getting more lower back pain. It even hurts to bend down when I am putting pants on, or taking pants off. My belly is also in the way of bending over. But I try to do my best!

Some other painful symptoms that I've still been having are occasional acid reflux and round ligament pain. I have to say that the worst part of my pregnancy has been round ligament pain. It is an on and off thing now, but when it does happen, it is so painful. It's like a sharp stabbing feeling in my lower abdomen, sometimes on the right side, sometimes on the left. If I am on a walk, I will need to take a break so that the pain goes away. But lately it seems to not happen as often as it used to! My acid reflux doesn't happen every day either, but when it does I just chew some peppermint gum and it goes away. I don't get heartburn, I've only gotten it once during my whole pregnancy and it was terrible! I think it might be worse than acid reflux, in my opinion. And no, acid reflux and heartburn does NOT mean your baby WILL have a lot of hair, that is a wive's tale. I've done plenty of research on all kinds of things pregnancy related, and if you've done your research, then you'd know that too. I am not going to get into it, but if your'e interested in looking up, then I recommend you do so. 

Emotionally, I have only been getting more and more ready for Rylee to be here. I was so scared at first, I couldn't imagine having  a baby at this age (20). But I know I can do it. My mom did it when she was 20, and she did an amazing job, even for a single parent. She is amazing. I know I can do this. It also helps knowing that Danny is here, he's 24 and he's more than ready. He is super excited for our baby to be here, I know he is going to be an amazing father. I have been forgetting a lot of things lately, too. I'll need to do something, and it will leave my mind completely. I guess people call it "pregnancy brain", and it sucks because I've always kind of had a bad memory in the first place! I am definitely a little more emotional than normal, I am pretty sure it has to do with my exhaustion as well, though. I am an irritable person when I am tired, so now that I am ALWAYS feeling tired, I have a hard time controlling my irritableness. I am kind of snappy toward Danny a lot, and I really try not to be, but my hormones get the best of me most the time. I appreciate him for putting up with it, though, but I know he doesn't deserve it. I try my hardest to keep my mood swings under control. 

My sleeping schedule is still pretty awesome I must say. I am still not waking up in the middle of the night to pee, not even once! However, I do wake up early in the morning to pee, usually around 6 or 7. I hear that a lot of pregnant women have to pee several times during the night, and I am just glad I'm still able to sleep during the night without having to wake up. Maybe in the next few weeks I'll start having to wake up numerous times in the middle of my sleep to pee, but for now I am enjoying my sleep!

My body is still the same for the most part, besides the size of my belly growing. I have no stretch marks besides the very small, unnoticeable ones on my boobs. I am waiting for my stomach to just pop in the remaining weeks, so we will see what happens. My ankles and feet have not swollen yet either, I am so thankful for that as well. It just looks like something that is really uncomfortable. I will keep you guys updated on EVERYTHING! If anything changes, I will definitely let you know. Thank you for taking your time to read my blogs, and watch my videos. You guys are all so awesome!