Monday, June 28, 2010

Week 25

I can no longer stand in my 2 1/2 high heels dress shoes for more than 5 minutes. Oh how it finally aches my poor feet!! At least, I can still wear small heels and walk comfortably. Yes, it's all because I've gained more weight. Again, I've gained another 7 pounds. No kidding. Doctor said I can gain up to 15 pounds more. Now I like to take a lot of breaks to rest my aching feet.

Another thing, I am starting to walk funny at times... the best I can describe is sort of like a penguin walk. Matt seems to be laughing at me with his eyes or that smile of his, he even poke fun of me. Hmm...

About my nosebleed incidents. The doctor said it wasn't anything serious since my bleeding stopped quickly and only lasted no longer than a minute. I'm thankful to hear that it was nothing serious. My doctor even suggested that I use some kind of nasal spray to help my nosebleed but instead I will just deal with it if it happens again.

Oh yeah, I thought I was going to take my glucose screening test today but I'm told it's not until I am 28 weeks. I've heard this drink is too sweet and not pleasant to drink somewhat. This test usually last about an hour. That's kind of long, don't you think? But then every expectant mother have to take this test to see if they have Gestational Diabetes or not. I was nervous when the nurse asked me how I was doing today because I don't know how I'll do with the glucose test since I LOVE to eat sweets. She assured me that I will be fine. Well, today didn't happen as I thought it would (taking the glucose test, that is). Oh well, I'm making an effort to be careful of my sugar intakes. Earlier today (before I left work), my co-worker Tiffany asked if I ate anything sweet today. I told her not really. Well, she told me about the time when she went to take her glucose test she ate something sweet the day she had to take the glucose test and ended up failing. Because she failed the test, she had to take another glucose test that lasted three hours long instead of the normal one hour test. Good advice, not to eat any sweets right before I'm about to take my glucose test... or maybe even that day? I just don't want to sit there for 3 hours. Nope.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Week 24

My baby's moves are getting stronger. It's such a neat thing to be able to experience! I've noticed my stomach squirm at times (her sense of movement). Matt noticed that too. I can't believe she was moving at 1:50 in the morning! What's up with that??

Have you noticed?? I've accumulated more weights. I decided to step on the scale and noticed it's another 10 pounds! Wait, a minute. I think I'm wrong because I haven't been keeping track lately. I forgot how much I've weighted since my last doctor's visit. Yes, I want to know where I left off because I'm starting to feel a little heavier than before. As you can tell, my photos are showing how much I've changed in appearance. Not only my belly looks big but even my chin looks it. Okay, I say that because I know my own body.

Today, was my second encountered with having a nose bleed happening at work. My first encountered happened last month. I'm being to wonder why it's happening. This will be a good question to ask my doctor. Of course, I've stopped whatever I was doing and sat down with my head tilt back to stop the bleeding. After doing that, I was fine the rest of the day but still... I want to know what caused it.

I got a prayer request. Please pray that this bill I got from the mail will be taken care of that's relating to my OB/GYN lab tests. I shouldn't have been billed but something got mixed up that caused a mess. I'm praying that they can fix the problem and work it out somehow. This is no fun. I'm casting all my burdens (including this situation) to Him because I know He cares.

Week 23

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My 22 weeks measurement

I'm thinking this will help me figured out how much I've changed in size. I'll try to post this every week until my due date. I don't really know if I am measuring correctly but it looks like I am somewhere between 33 1/2 to 34 inches.

Week 22

During this past week, I've experienced my first leg cramp. I woke up around 3 or 4 in the morning with an instant leg cramp to the left. Oh, it felt horrible! So far, it happened just once. I sure didn't like waking up that way. Other than that, I feel pretty normal such as having my energy back. But I still can't feel the baby's strong kicks or movements yet. I'm beginning to wonder when is that supposed to happen? I'm about to start moving into my 6 months pregnancy.

On a different note, I am touched knowing that there are some people out there praying for me during my pregnancy. As Mrs. Rose Gillespie gathered prayer requests for others, I was surprised to know that we were mentioned. She has mentioned something about praying for us but I forgot what it was about. Then it was time to split in groups to pray. I was paired with Sandy Oldenkamp and Patty Lueking. As we took turns praying, I came across Patty as she was praying in front of me for my pregnancy and a healthy baby (among the other prayer requests that was mentioned during our Ladies Meeting). I was touched because I'll never know who's praying for me and my baby besides myself. There truly are power in prayers!! I love how we come together to pray for others. So, thank you for keeping us in prayers! Please continue to pray for me, I still need them because there are times I'm starting to get nervous...

Yesterday, we went to a free baby safety class. I learned some helpful safety informations about crib, SIDS prevention, highchair, car seat and others. It's nice that they even handed us out a free Infant CPR dvd. I haven't had the chance to watch that dvd yet. I'm glad we've learned some important information about baby safety that no one has told us yet.

Matt has been helpful to me as I continue to grow BIGGER. My growing belly does make it harder for me to do some things. He saw that I was struggling to buckle my shoes for church and did it for me without me asking for his help. Awww!! Pretty soon, I'll probably just have to wear slip-on shoes or something.