25 weeks and counting

Filed under: symptoms — by Lauren on August 28th, 2008 @ 11:15 pm

We hit the 25 week mark on Monday; 5/8 of the way there! Things have been going very well recently. My colitis seems to be completely under control while on the extra medication, so as of next Monday I will start to wean off of it (slowly) to see if I can maintain remission without it. Woohoo!

This baby girl is as active as her older sister was in utero, especially at night, and she’s very strong. My stomach bulges, jumps, and rolls all over the place. I’m pretty sure she’s turned head down for good now, since I haven’t had any bladder or cervical kicks in several days, but my rib cage is taking a beating. She doesn’t feel like she’s sitting quite a low as Anya was by the end just yet, but give her time, I suppose. Oh, and she gets raging cases of hiccups, just like Anya did, too.

I’ve gained somewhere around 15 lbs so far – not too bad, although I did gain about half of that in the last five weeks. I’m still all belly, and it’s starting to get in my way. Squatting has become a huge challenge, and standing at the sink to wash dishes or trying to cook on the stove will soon require standing sideways or “Go Go Gadget” arms.

I went for my glucose tolerance test today. People have all sorts of different reactions to needing to drink the stuff that they give you. For me, I start to get very lightheaded about 15 minutes after I’ve gotten it down, and then about ten minutes after that I become extremely drowsy, so much that I fell asleep in the waiting room of the lab until the technician called me in to draw my blood. Thank goodness my mom was there with me! I was out of it for much of the day today, too. I’m finally starting to feel better now. Too bad it’s bedtime! I should have my results in a few days. I hope, hope, hope I passed.

2 Responses to “25 weeks and counting”

  1. Erica Says:

    Hope you passed the test too, I wouldn’t wish the 3 hour on anyone!! I started gaining wait around that mark as well. Sounds like you are doing great!!

  2. Lauren Says:

    I seem to be making up for lost time now with the weight gain!