Oh lineska, I'm with you! I'm at 33 weeks, and it feels like July is years away! It's only 7 weeks, but it feels like they're dragging right now. Don't worry, we'll make it :-)
Does anyone else have problems with their feet hurting all the time? I can't walk around the house barefoot for more than a few minutes, and even with good supportive shoes, I can't be on my feet for more than a few hours without my feet and ankles swelling and hurting. My blood pressure is low, so I know that isn't the cause of the swelling. I don't remember my feet ever hurting like this with my first pregnancy. Maybe just cause I wasn't going as many places with a 3 year old? My best guess is that this is just a special symptom for this pregnancy. I need to get to walking more often. Maybe that would help, but the times I have walked, my feet hurt and swelled then too. The past couple of weeks have been particularly bad because we're trying to sell our house while living in it, so there has been a lot of packing, cleaning, and repair work going on. Maybe once we get everything done, I can rest a bit more.
I hope all you ladies are doing well! Anything new and exciting going on? My baby got the hiccups for the first time the other night. So sweet and funny!
@annemarie: the guidelines depend on your weight beforehand. If you're overweight (BMI 25-29) or obese (BMI 30-35) then you are recommended to gain weight-- around 15-20lbs, like lineska said. If your BMI is higher than that (so you classify as morbidly obese, or superobese [BMI >40] then you are not recommended to gain, and occasionally obstetricians will attempt to supervise weight loss during pregnancy.
@punkprincess, lineska-- the jelly beans is awesome. In general a random glucose check 2 hours after a normal meal is not considered sufficient because the thought is to stress the pancreas/peripheral tissue to see how you respond. The heavy glucose load in that disgusting super-sweet solution (I think it tastes like melted popsicles) is easily handled by a healthy person, but not so easily by someone developing insulin resistance or bona fide GDM. The big load more accurately mimics the stress of labor & delivery when a great deal of glucocorticoids are released.
@whit-- the swelling can be ominous (a pre-eclampsia symptom) but like you said, your blood pressure is fine. Most women get compression of the iliac veins in the pelvis at the end of pregnancy by the uterus. The venous drainage of the legs are impaired and unfortunately, besides elevation and compression stockings, there's nothing you can do about it till delivery! But it is annoying, gives you an achy, throbbing feeling.
Yay I'm in the 3rd trimester club now! They attempted the 4d ultrasound she would now work with us (she has alot of her daddy in her =p) anyway she is weighing in at 2 pounds and 7 oz. and all on track for measurements. On my end everything looks good, in total 21 pounds so far. Doctor said that was good and it was looking good for hitting at 30 pounds total.
In fun news on Friday I'm heading to a family reunion 8 hours away on my own, driving whooo!!
Great news, alfiejoe!!
Whit, it really does seem like the last couple weeks have slowed down...so close though! Hiccups are fun. This girl's been hosting a rave the last couple days, crazy movement all day long...kind of cool, but also kind of ouch.
Blade, you forgot one important detail in all of that great info...how are YOU feeling so far?
Oh, I feel marvelous. I had extremely minor and momentary morning sickness that lasted two hours and with nary a twinge of symptoms since. Am 10&2 and have not gained any weight that I can tell. Quad screen in three weeks, gender check in 6!
Oh blade, I'm so jealous! But I'm very glad you're feeling well :-) I was a little nervous about pre-eclampsia when this first started happening, but my blood pressure has been hanging out right around 110/60. Good to know about the iliac veins!
Congrats on making it to the 3rd trimester alfiejoe! Drive safe! The good thing about driving by yourself is there's no one to get annoyed when you have to stop for a bathroom every hour ;-)
And lineska, I have gotten some painful kicks too :-) When we were singing in church the other day, it kicked me so hard I had to stop and catch my breath. But the movements are so reassuring, I really don't mind. I know you feel the same way too. It's so fun watching the party going on in my belly ;-)
I'm excited for you, blade! And jealous that you haven't had much morning sickness. :)
We had our neuchal translucency combined scan today, which also doubled as our 12 week dating/viability scan (I'm 12 weeks on the dot today). EDD confirmed as 26 November (not a huge shock as it's an IVF pregnancy), and there were lots of karate chops and kicks by baby and a strong heartbeat. While we need to wait for our bloods to come back before we get our Down's, etc, result, the neck fluid was well within normal range and there was certainly something that looked like a real, live baby in there. Major sigh of relief! This is finally starting to become real.
Congrats velvetcrush!! That sounds like great news! How are you feeling?
@whit32, physically I'm doing ok, although bone tired most of the time, gassy and the odd debilitating headache. Emotionally, I have now moved past cautiously optimistic to openly hopeful. Thanks for asking. Sorry to hear about your feet. If it's any consolation, I can only dream about being at the sore feet stage. On the weight debate, I've gained 4 lbs in the past two weeks (from 10 to 12 weeks), so not too sure whay's going on there. I think it's because I eat when I'm nauseous, which is often. Time to lay off the cake I think.
Blade - crazy about your scan, one of those "I know somebody who ...' stories. But congrats, how cool to get to fast forward your pregnancy.