Man, it's been so long since I update on this pregnancy :(. I wanted to keep track of this one better then I did Hayven's, but not having internet sort of hinders that....
BackAches: Man! Seriously! Lower Back Pain Extravaganza! Hormonal or just pressure from the baby I am sure.
Pelvic Pressure: Lots of this! Just recently that stabbing sensation on the cervix.
Braxton Hicks: Not any regular everyday (which is disappointing...). But the ones I do have are pretty strong. I have to breath through them. Once a week I will have a day that I contract regularly. But otherwise throughout the week there isn'y much action.
Sleeplessness replaces exhaustion: The last two weeks I am up until 3am on average. I just can't sleep! Then my husband gets up at 5am and I hear him and can't fall back asleep for another hour or two. But, then I sleep until 10:30! Thankfully my kids are trained to stay in their rooms until I come and get them in the morning.
Anxious and Hormonal: Man! This is the point when I just want baby out! I am fat! My legs hurt! My feet hurt! Shirts hardly cover my belly. I am sticky and hot! I can't sleep! Ugh...
But... My libido FINALLY came around this trimester, lucky for my husband (he really likes when I weigh more then I usually do). It's a REALLY good thing you can't get pregnant while you are pregnant!!
Cravings: I didn't really have any this pregnancy besides LOTS of fresh fruits and vegetables and blue cheese hamburgers. I wanted salads and fruit and veggie jucies. Just recently I am craving ANYTHING junky! I just need to keep the weight down (gained about 30lbs so far).
Exercise: Doing house work when I can. My husband "takes me out for walks" (as he says) every single day for at least 30 minutes. I also have an exercise ball I have been just doing stretches on.
All in all, things are going well! My due date is August 11th.
My goal is July 21st (37 weeks -which would be the longest I have ever been pregnant) so that I can do a water birth.
But, God's will be done :)
P.S. We are registered at Target (just search for Cassie Deputie). :)
So after going back through my old blog posts and reading about my past pregnancies, I was encouraged to jot down a few more details that seemed to be trends in my pregnancies.
I am seriously craving sweets and junk food (which I mentioned above). I guess in my past pregnancies, this is when I started to pound on the pounds (no pun intended). Good thing to watch out for... considering I just finished an ENTIRE box of Cheese-its....
I am not sleeping much except between 3am-6am and then maybe 7am-11am (which I also briefly mentioned above). I got a lot of reading done in my last pregnancies at this time. I have been doing the same thing this time around! I am flying through my Bible!! I have almost read the whole thing in the last 6 months. I believe I am 2/3 through the Bible. Currently reading through 1 Samuel and Nehemiah.
My teeth really hurt. I know with the twins I got 14 cavities with their pregnancy. I guess it's pretty common for this to happen due to lack of nutrients. Well, my teeth really hurt and it looks like my back ones are turning black :( Not sure what to do about this...
I am not itchy (except for the mosquito bites) and have not gotten any stretch marks so far with this pregnancy. I can see the one's from the twin's, though they are very faint.
Something to Remember: When Alex just lays his hand on my belly, it's like Elias gets charged up. I feel him sense Alex. He moves and seems to get energized by him. It's a really weird feeling. Not sure if it's true that the way they are in the womb tends to show who they will be out of the womb... interesting to remember.
My feelings: I am more the excited to meet my little boy. My son. My whole life I have prayed for a son. I have ached for a son and God has given me one! I am so in love with all my kids (don't get my wrong), but there is something about a mom and her son...