I was really hoping that dreadful cold I had at 14 weeks would be the only time I was sick during pregnancy, BUT I GUESS NOT.
I just want to curl up into a little ball with a bottle of NyQuil and sleep until I feel better...they should totally make a Pregnancy NyQuil...
On to the belated bumpdate.
How far along: 25 weeks
Weight Gain: Same +15 lbs, though at the midwife appt on Monday it said 141 lbs (first time she's weighed me), mine says 137, I even double checked it again this morning. That's a 4 lb discrepancy between scales! But my beginning weight was done on mine, so we're using mine as the TRUE weight ;-)
What's Up with My Body: Generally I've felt really good this week. I went a WHOLE WEEK without constipation. Heartburn was minimal and I just feel pretty good. Calm before the storm of the third trimester?
I'm starting to get uncomfortable if I do too much during the day. If I walk for long distances my feet, hips and lower back start to hurt.
And I've made an interesting discovery this week as I attempted to find something appropriate to wear for a hike...
MY HIPS HAVE WIDENED.
I have all these cargo pants that I only wear when I'm about to participate in an activity in which I might get dirty, such as hiking, and as I went to try them on with my bellaband (I knew they weren't going to fit over the belly!) I discovered the won't really even fit over my hips! It's strange because my thighs aren't wider, nor is my ass, but the tops of pants REALLY struggle at the top to get over the hips! My body is REALLY getting ready to give birth!
Possibly the strangest thing to happen in pregnancy that NO ONE TALKS ABOUT (aside from the leaking boobs!)
My stomach muscles have begun to separate!!!
About 2 weeks ago I discovered in the bathtub that if I used my stomach muscles to pull myself up or lower myself down I had this ridge that popped up down the center of my tummy.
IT WAS SO STRANGE.
I felt like a dinosaur with a ridge down their back...except mine was down my tummy. I suspected it may be my stomach muscles separating but I mistakenly thought that meant I MUST BE OUT OF SHAPE and that would have been really embarrassing! So at my midwife appt on Monday I asked WHAT THE HELL IS THIS DINOSAUR RIDGE DOWN MY STOMACH? And sure enough she answered that it's my stomach muscles separating AND THAT IT HAPPENS SOONER IN WOMEN WITH TIGHTER ABDOMINAL MUSCLES. Wait, what? Really? I totally thought it was because I was out of shape, turns out it's because tighter muscles don't stretch as much. So...groovy! My TIGHT stomach muscles apparently mean I have a dinosaur ridge now if I use my tummy muscles. I am NOT looking forward to getting those muscles back in shape after baby!
So, WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT DIASTASIS RECTI (separating abdominal muscles)? I can't even tell you how many pregnant blogs I read and NO ONE talks about this! Also, it happens in MOST pregnancies, so really, does no one else find this as fascinating as I do?
Best Moment of the Week: I've started to feel really small bump-wise and like I'm not growing much from week to week anymore, so I was happily surprised at my midwife appt to find out that the bump (and theoretically the baby) are growing on track and we're measuring right at 25 weeks.
Bumpdate: I'm sick remember, my bed isn't made, there are clothes everywhere, I have no make up on, but I put on jeans for you guys...which is more than I've done in the last 2 days...so enjoy.