I've been hiding from the camera for the most part -- but try to take a picture at each month marker. This is "7 months".
Next month we need a good family picture with me and Nick and the Honey Bear too.
Total weight gain: 25 lbs. Won't know how much more until my next official appointment. Still feel chubby but starting to accept it (knowing that I can get to work on burning it off soon enough.)
How I'm feeling: Feeling okay. Still have energy in the morning and afternoons which I am very grateful for.
Most major issue: Still with the severe rib pain on my upper right side. Every time he has a growth spurt I can feel it, some days are worse than others. I have an appointment for an ultrasound on Friday to make sure it's just the babe on my ribs and not an issue with my gallbladder.
Also -- my glucose test came back high :( I came in at 130 which is apparently right at the cut off. I have the 3 hour blood work glucose follow up test tomorrow. Fingers crossed, I will feel extremely discouraged if I have gestational diabetes. This pregnancy has been a bit rough as it is.
Other annoying things: Heartburn and I still can't feel my ring and middle finger on my right hand. My ears were popped all day yesterday too. Weird.
Sleep: First let me say I wish I could find a week by week pregnancy blogger who is having a
tough pregnancy like I am. I keep checking out some of the popular ones
and they say things at 28 weeks like "Sleep is awesome".
I can't remember the last night I could classify as sleeping "awesome" :(
I've been jamming pillows under my back and having my boppy body pillow in the front. That helps a little but my arms still fall asleep which wakes me up and I get up to pee at least once through out the night.
Exercise: No gym these past couple weeks. My belly has been too sore and it's just getting hard to maneuver around. My goal for my second pregnancy (one day) will be to be better about keeping up with exercise even through the first trimester when I am nauseated.
Best moment this week: Finding out we get to move into our new house a little early. I can't wait to start getting his nursery together.
Movement: Tons. I started counting like some pregnancy websites suggest to, just to make sure he's doing okay in there. I get about 10 kicks every hour at least.
Food cravings: Eggs, apples, bananas, cereal with vanilla almond milk and bananas (and ice cream sandwiches).