had a thought today of putting down some of the differences/similarities of my different pgs. :) I love going back to read in my journals to see what was going through my head or going on with my body at the same stage I am now.
so, here goes:
pg #5 yet-to-be-named
-braxtons are tolerable most days
-very rare cramping, but round ligament pains suck eggs!
-pelvic pain is much worse if I've been laying on a firm surface or in the same position for a long time.
-baby is very active, can feel his feet rubbing across my belly.
-belly button is pooched out at night only across the top, so not really popped yet.
-baby is measuring a week behind to right on time.
-dropped 2 lbs at my appt last week
-cervix is softened, yet no dilation. (which is a good thing! LOL)
-baby is not engaged
-I weigh 176
-no sciatic pain, carpal tunnel, numb fingers or other oddball stuff going on. (loudly knocking on wood here!!! )
pg #4 Hunter
-had terrible pg carpal tunnel that kept me in a splint on my right hand and made it dang hard to type! LOL! my left was effected too, just not as bad as the right one.
-at 32 weeks, found he was a tranverse breech baby.
-had a lot of cramping around this time that sent me to the dr for a cervical check, JIC.
-so many braxtons that the top of my tummy felt bruised from the activity. also racked with backaches.
-dropped 3 lbs at my dr. check (remember I dropped 2 at my last appt this time, and I dropped a few at the same point with Gavin)
-still no name at this time (boy, does THAT sound familiar!!)
-Hunter was measuring ahead at 32 cm when I was 30 weeks.
-I was 187 lbs
-baby is definitely not engaged
-my skin felt very itchy all the time
pg #3 Gavin
- had placental abruption at 12 weeks, thought for sure we'd lost our baby.
-during my later 2nd tri, C and K contracted 5ths disease and freaked me out.
-BP ran a smidge higher than normal (one entry had it at 132/88).
-Gavin measured about a week ahead when my belly was measured.
-my belly button was pooching out at this point.
-I was 188 lbs
-didnt take the 3 hr glucose. ;)
-baby is not engaged
pg #2 Katlyn
-she's VERY active and my belly button is just starting to pooch
-I was 186 lbs (the previous dr appt entry had me up 3 lbs, so I also lost weight at this point with her)
-had a 2nd u/s to confirm size (and got another gender shot)
-braxtons were "driving me crazy and I've been crampy a little in my pelvis area"
-she's head down and engaged
-no dilation or softening yet
-my legs get tired very easy from carrying this 'canonball' in my belly ( LOL )
-average about 20 braxtons a day
-the middle finger of my right hand was numb for about the last 8+ weeks.
-sciatic pain was kicking my butt (literally)
-"my belly's getting heavy. I think I need a harness to hold it up." ( LOL )
-had a baby shower during my last week of work
-We have a solid name!
-head is lowering into the birth canal... OW my puddy!
-dr.s estimated weight by palpatating my belly was 6.14 lbs (geez, and they didnt think he'd be big at birth???)
-I weighed 190.5 lbs