The Gluten Bigot: Gluten Free Bumpdate - 20 Weeks

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gluten Free Bumpdate - 20 Weeks

Smaller photos as I don't have my laptop
this week. Bump has clearly grown though!
How far along? 20 weeks (21 weeks when you are reading this!)
Total weight gain: Really excited - I managed a 5 pound weight gain between doctor visits! I'm still a few pounds behind where I should be but my doctor didn't even mention it. Yay!
Maternity clothes? Yes, and I even ordered more on Asos! 
Stretch marks? Nope!
Sleep: Absolutely terrible this week - more in symptoms
Best moment this week: Getting to meet my new niece! And having a reassuring visit with my doctor after having a less reassuring 20 week scan.
Miss anything? Sleep!
Movement: Yep! Bricklet is very active, during scans, having the doctor listen to his heartbeat he dodged it, and in the evening he is moves a lot.
Food cravings: Once again no cravings really - although I did open a bag of gluten free Oreo type cookies, and they were really good. I had meant to have 2 and had 4 instead. Oops.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Food aversions still - they seem to be becoming less strong though.
Gender: Okay... one more week! My husband still has some people to tell!
Labor signs: Nope.
Symptoms: Still a bit of acid reflux, tiredness, and acne which has calmed down a lot. Now this one may be TMI so if you are squeamish please skip - at my full anatomy (20 week) scan, I was diagnosed with marginal previa. Of course I Googled it and read all sorts of horror stories. Plus the doctor at the hospital seemed reluctant about my travel schedule. So then I was a complete stress ball - I have a lot of work travel coming up which I certainly don't want to put others out to take on, and a couple of personal travels as well. Plus I read all sort so of scary things that previa can mean (c sections, hemorrhages, etc). Luckily when I talked to my doctor a few days later at my regular pre-natal checkup he reviewed the results and gave me a green light on all my scheduled travel, and calmed a lot of my anxiety about the previa and reiterated statistically speaking I have no reason to worry. 
Belly button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or moody most of the time: Certainly moody with the previa thing - not snippy but I just cried at some point every day as I was really stressed out about a) health b) being able to do my job and c) being able to meet my niece! Post-doctor visit mentioned above I returned to happy - probably particularly happy! 
What are you looking forward to? Spending time with my family, when my husband will be able to feel Bricklet's kicks, some really cool projects at work - life basically!!

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