We were too busy with traveling and company to snap any photos for this week’s update. Suffice it to say, I am huge and baby feels as if he/she weighs much more than the 4 pounds my ticker says.
I was asked multiple times this week if I was having twins. Several people also commented on the fact that I am all belly. This is due not only to the diastasis recti, but also to the fact that I am extremely short waisted. There’s really no place for baby to go but out in front. Hiding pregnancy is not really something I do well.
My friend, Amy, who happens to be one who does not show early and never gets very big at all has given me some great perspective this pregnancy. She revels in every second of her pregnancies (she’s due a week after me with their #8). She loves looking pregnant, and I’d almost venture to guess she wouldn’t mind one little bit if she got as big as I do.
Getting this big used to bother me a lot. In fact, I once rushed out of a store because of the comments I could hear being made behind my back, yet within my earshot. While it does get extremely old defending that I know FOR SURE I’m not having twins, and that I also know FOR SURE that my due date is December 22, and that I am well aware of the fact that I shock people when I turn around because from the back I don’t look pregnant, I am still thankful to be growing the newest member of our family…and thankful for a friend like Amy, who keeps me from having too many pity parties.
I will say, with every passing day, I grow slower and slower. It’s been a difficult adjustment going from 90 to nothing so quickly. Thankfully, I have a lot of willing helpers who help ease my workload. My 16 year old son even sat down the other night and gave me a foot massage because I looked tired and so did my feet. What a guy!
Oh, and some not so great news…
The nurse told me I had passed my 3 hour glucose test, but a few days later, she called and started the conversation with, “You are going to hate me.” I actually did NOT pass. She had misread the numbers. My beginning and ending numbers were in the 70s, but my middle numbers were above range. For now, my OB is just having me watch my diet. (yes, Trim Healthy Mama it is) I will be 33 weeks when I go back for my next appointment, so we’ll see then what she is thinking. She is super low key, so that could be the extent of “treatment” for me. I definitely feel like this is doable. I’m just disappointed that after losing weight and watching my sugar intake these past couple of years, I am gestational diabetic for the first time. bah.
So, how are all my pregnant mama friends out there? Would love to hear YOUR updates!