I got dressed up! For a wedding! Even wore heels!
Symptoms: Thankfully my headaches have gone away, my appetite is normalizing, and for the most part Im feeling great. However, after every meal I get extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes its because I ate too much and my abdomen feels like it will explode, but mostly its an aching upper back. Im not sure whats up with that. The newest thing is that every morning when I wake up my hands are asleep. I try so hard to sleep on my side, but I always end up on my back. Apparently pregnant women can develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Recently my hands have also started to tingle when Im sitting on the bus for awhile. I hope and pray it doesnt get worse because I NEED my hands to do my job.
Medical stuff: This past month I only gained two pounds after gaining eight the month before that. Womens bodies are weird and erratic I guess, but I was happy that I didnt keep gaining at that rapid rate. Everything is pretty much normal right now, including the babys anatomy scan which was a relief!
Movement: Oh, I dont know. Sometimes I feel this rolling sensation, and I guess its probably baby moving around, but I cant be sure. My placenta is on the front of my uterus, cushioning the babys kicks from my belly, so they said it would take longer for me to feel.
Clothes: I havent bought anything new yet, but there is one pair of scrubs that doesnt fit right anymore so Ive retired them. When Im not wearing scrubs I like to put on outfits that actually make me look pregnant and not just bloated.
Preparation: Weve been pricing and even begun touring daycares, since as it turns out my mom wont be able to retire yet after all. I started reading The Birth Book by Dr. Sears. I posted ads for Oliver on several websites (although no responses yet). I went to a La Leche League meeting and plan to go monthly if I can. We started working on our budget. Two short vacations are scheduled and planned. I spoke to my manager about the maternity leave policy and acquired the necessary paperwork. Ive done more than I realized!
Also: We chose a name! Stay tuned to find out what it is. :)