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Monday, August 2, 2010

14 Week Flip

Well I have hit the 2nd trimester and it was like a switch has been flipped.  At 12 weeks I started NOT puking every morning.  Yippee!! I still have had a couple 'off' days, but normally it is when I am pushing myself to do too much too early or I didn't eat very well in the morning.

Today I had my 'almost 14 week' check up.  We didn't do any blood/urine monitoring, but I know that my iron is still really low so I am going to start doing some OTC supplements to try to get it back up.  I am definitely doing better on protein, but still not too well with the red meat.
One thing that was brought up today at my appointment is that fact that my uterus is already starting to 'tip out'.   For some reason I don't carry my babies close to my body, they like to LEAN waaaaayyyyyy out over my pubic bone which is great unless you want to walk or sit or anything along those lines.  Pendulous.  So I need to start wearing my belly bra. The other belly bands are great if you have a 'normal' belly, but since mine will literally fold those bands in 1/2 they don't really do me a whole lot of good.    She also mentioned the dreaded words - Bed Rest.   If it gets to bad it is something we will have to think about as I get further along.  For now, just rest while I can (I have to rest after nearly everything I do, so this shouldn't be too big of a problem!).

This last week I have been spoiled by some wonderful women in my life who have taken time out of their busy schedule and contributed to making my house just a bit cleaner.  I had three special 'cleaning fairies' that came and worked on my house!   Soooo nice to come home from our little camp trip to have my floors mopped & vacuumed, my laundry caught up and my bathrooms cleaned up.  

Here is to starting to feel 'normal' again - where I can be my happy, joyful self and start driving people nuts again!!!  :)


  1. Why the bedrest?

    Back in the days when corsets were the normal everyday undergarment for all ladies, there was a maternity version that loosed the lower portion as needed. It helped keep the ribcage from being forcibly expanded as well as supporting the growing uterus. Also puts the figure back into shape more quickly after the birth.

    Is your belly band like a girdle? I think I may try the after-birth corseting. :-)

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better, and hope you can find a work to work enough rest into your busy days. I'm trying to learn to do the same for my health right now. So great that you had cleaning fairies!

  3. @Mrs.Knight - I actually was researching and found that old style girdle. I *really* wish they still made one, that would be great! If you click on the word 'belly bra' it will take you to their site so you can see what I have.
    As far as the bedrest goes (sorry I didn't explain it better) - my midwife is worried about too much pressure and my cervix shortening. It hasn't been a problem in the past, but it will be something we'll monitor *just in case*! She said resting will be the best thing I can do to take pressure off of my body. I also looked up so info on pendulous pregnant bellies and like anything - it can sure scare you!!

  4. Awww, so glad you had some folks come help clean!! That's amazing!! What would we do without wonderful people in our lives?!?!? :) You totally deserved that!!

  5. So glad you're feeling better, Heather. And I am sure hoping and praying along with you that bed rest will not be a necessity and that this will be a smooth pregnancy.


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