Wednesday, October 31, 2012

22 Weeks

The end of the month has come around again.  This means a very busy week at work for yours truly, and I really hate it!  Happy Halloween, in any case!

Here are the weekly stuffs, feel free to skip right on by!

* Belly - Very nearly sticking out farther than my boobs.

* Weight gain - I'm up 15 lbs, as of my last OB appt.  I'm glad that I'm able to gain weight, I just wish that I wasn't at the high end of normal by this point.

* Symptoms - Oh the back pain!  My body may, one of these days, settle on a stable weight and not be constantly shifting my center of balance.  Still having interrupted sleep, though I think I'm adjusting to it.

* Cravings/Aversions -  Sweets, sweets, and more sweets.  Though I'm also starting to react even more poorly to sugar.  I've cut way down and am trying to find a variety of substitutes.  Fiber bars and fruit, mostly.  A good cup of decaf with sugar-free flavored syrup is excellent in this weather, too.

* Clothes - No change, I'm completely on maternity pants or regular pants and a Bella Band.  The first of my regular tops are starting to not be long enough over this belly, but most still fit.

* Movement - I think I'm noticing the beginnings of patterns in her active and sleepy periods, but I'm not quite sure yet.  JP has been able to feel her move twice now.  So wonderful!

* Feelings on gender - We're still having a girl!

* Meds - Morning:  Regular multivitamin, 2000 ui Vitamin D, Clari.ten 10 mg, 1600 mcg Folic Acid, 2 puffs of Symbi.cort (new change from Advair).  Mid-day:  600 iu Calcium x2.  Evening:  Prenatal, 800 mcg Folic Acid, Rhino.cort (new change from Flonase), Symbi.cort, 450 mg DHA, 40 mg Hydrocortisone.  New:  My last blood test showed that my hormone levels were a little high, so my endocrinologist raised my Hydrocortisone dose from 30 mg to 40 mg.

* Mood - I have a little bit more of a temper these days, and stress seems to induce anger.

* Appointments - My next MFM appointment (with US and cervix/placenta) is next Monday, Nov. 5th.

* Medical concerns - Nutrition/calories, vitamin levels, CAH, Placenta Previa (sigh).

* Nursery progress - My crib and changing table arrived!  They're still sitting in the boxes, and we've made virtually no progress cleaning out her room, but we'll get there eventually.

* Coming up - Looking forward to the next ultrasound


  1. Dumb question... what's a CAH?

    Also, YAY looking pregnant! Up until now I'd added equal parts chest and belly so I just looked... rounder. I'm also enjoying possibly looking pregnant.

    1. CAH, or congenital adrenal hyperplasia (I have a non-classic type) is somewhat complicated. It has caused various problems for my body over the course of my life. It caused my growth to be somewhat stunted (I'm 4'9"), puberty to occur at 8 years old, but at the same time, suppresses menstruation and ovulation. The treatment is (and was always was, from a young age) steroids like prednisone, which is at least partially to blame for my being overweight my entire life. I was even treated with Lupron on childhood to try to squeeze some extra growth out of my body. I hope that gives you a better idea!