I’ve been slow on writing this update so if you want to get technical, I’m at 25 weeks 4 days today. We had an appointment with one of our midwives last week after what has seemed like forever. Everything checked out great – our little babe’s heartbeat was a strong 150 bpm, my fundus was measuring right on track, and after stepping on the scale it seems I’ve put on a solid 13 lbs since the beginning of my pregnancy. We discussed doing the screening for gestational diabetes, and while I opted out of the test during Woodrow’s pregnancy, I’m going to do it this time since if I were to test positive it would be good to get it under control and potentially avoid a bigger baby than expected. The test is relatively simple, but consists of downing a big glass of a sickly sweet drink which I am told is horrible and I am so not looking forward to it. Bleh. Wish me luck.
Sleep: It’s a bit or miss as to whether I’m waking up rested these days. Woodrow has taken to waking up super early to start his day (we’re talking 5:30am) since the days have grown longer and it’s slowly wearing me down. We had been on a pretty sweet 7-7:30am streak and I miss it. A lot. I can’t really get myself to bed earlier than 10:30 or 11pm most nights (because I relish my quiet time once he’s gone to bed), but I may need to start trying harder if this keeps up. I was thinking it time to shell out and purchase a toddler sleep clock for his room. A friend has used this one with pretty good success but this one and this one are also on the market and I’m having a hard time deciding. If you’ve used one and have any feedback, please share!
Food and Cravings: Not a whole lot to report in terms of cravings right now, but I was seriously obsessed with fizzy water in my pregnancy with Woodrow and it’s much the same this time around too, especially now that the days are getting warmer. After spending an arm and a leg on cases of San Pellegrino for long enough, I’ve been a steadfast SodaStream girl for a couple years now. I am currently loving my fizzy water with a big wedge of lime or mixed with organic lemonade. Yum.
Indigestion update: (Hah, cause if that doesn’t get your attention, I don’t know what will!) Upon the recommendation of a dear reader and old neighbour of ours I picked myself up a bottle of papaya enzymes that have been working wonders for my indigestion weos. I even ate a gigantic plate of buffalo tempeh tacos from Tucos yesterday and slept like a champ. (Until the early wake up call this morning, that is.) Huzzah! Thanks Jocelyne!
Also I’m just a big spilly bag of emotions. I forgot to mention in my last post that I pretty much cry at the drop of a hat these days. Or rather, at the viewing of any random video on Facebook, or hearing a sad or happy news story. If I read any Humans of New York post, or watch anything remotely sweet or happy or sappy or ANYTHING, I’m crying. Over the weekend I watched The Good Dinosaur with Woodrow and sobbed on more than one occasion. Sigh. So many hormones.
In other news, we’re headed to a family wedding this weekend which should be full of fun and for me likely plenty of happy crying (see above). Woodrow is supposed to be the ring bearer which should be totally adorable if he doesn’t get stage freight! Will post a few photos next week with my update, but if you can’t wait, I’m sure there will be a few on my Instagram too.