Weight Gained: 38 lbs. It just keeps piling up, doesn't it?! My doctor doesn't seem concerned, so I'm not worrying, either.
Cravings: Sushi is making an appearance here once again- as a matter of fact, we had avocado rolls and hibachi steak for lunch!
Food Aversions: As long as I don't eat too much, any food is fair game. Once I hit the FULL point, everything sounds terrible. The line between hungry and full is pretty blurry, so I overshoot it a LOT!
Symptoms: Due to excess fluid pressing on the nerves in my arms, I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome. For the first few hours after waking up, my hands are swollen and numb and I can barely bend my fingers. My abdominal muscles have started to separate, and I had no idea how much I used my core muscles until now! This pregnant woman is falling apart, but it's all completely worth it.
How I'm Feeling: I'm running out of honest ways to answer this question without feeling like I am complaining. In the interest of full disclosure, most days I feel like poop- exhausted, cranky, and achy. There are stories out there about twin mamas who ran marathons until the day they popped out two 7lb babies sans epidural. I am not that lady. Having said that, am I praying every day to stay pregnant for at least 7 more weeks? Absolutely, and I know how incredibly blessed I am to have made it this far.
Exciting Stuff: The nursery is coming together! We've got a long way to go, but I love walking by and peeking in at our progress. I'll have to add some pictures soon! Our first shower is on June 12, so my goal is to have things (mostly) complete by then. We'll see how that goes.
Weekly Worries: I am hoping that my MFM doesn't try to push bedrest when I see him next week- at our first appointment, he told me I would probably be on modified bedrest by 24 weeks and that date has come and gone. Fingers crossed that we don't find a reason to revisit this discussion!