So...here we go.
How far along: 18w6d
Weight Gain: I'm somewhere in the 9-10 lb range. Spot on for Jett's pregnancy.
What's Up With My Body: CONSTIPATION and it's good friend HEMORRHOIDS. Psyllium husks work, they do, they work wonderfully but...YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TO TAKE THEM. I am unfortunately in a position in which I have to take them 3 times a day or things just aren't running smoothly and for whatever reason 3 times a day is hard for me to remember to take pills! It shouldn't be hard, these are take when you eat kind of pills, I eat 3 meals a day, just take the pills when I eat, right? But damn if I don't end up with just 2 doses most days. So, because I'm skipping a much needed dose on accident (speaking of, I just had lunch, I should take my damn pills!) constipation is still part of my life. And hemorrhoids (which never 100% went away from Jett's pregnancy) have reared their ugly heads. I feel extremely sexy.
Apparently I actually look pregnant to strangers now, though in my head I've looked pregnant since like 12 weeks, but officially to the outside world I look pregnant. I've had 3 people in the last week comment on the bump in some way or another.
Mood: I find I'm getting more and more anxious about the logistics of this birth and the subsequent newborn that it will produce. If I haven't mentioned, we're having this baby in Oregon, which means I'm transferring care at 32 weeks. I dearly love my midwife here and I'm quite sad that she will not be the one who is with me when I have this baby. I'm also anxious about having a newborn again, just generally, my newborn experience was not great and I'm not looking forward to repeating it. And Jett, what's Jett going to think when this baby that we're always talking about finally arrives. Anxious, anxious, anxious.
Gender: Guys...I think this is a girl. It is firmly a "she" when I think about "her" in my head. Also Jett told me quite clearly the other night while we were listening with the doppler that we were listening to his baby sister.