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30 April 2020 @ 04:48 pm

I saw the days of the year stretching ahead like a series of bright, white boxes, and separating one box from another was sleep, like a black shade.  Only for me, the long perspective of shades that set off one box from the next day had suddenly snapped up, and I could see day after day after day glaring ahead of me like a white, broad, infinitely desolate avenue.{C} 
~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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21 November 2014 @ 03:43 pm

21 July 2014 @ 09:26 pm
I have a bunch of updates from this and last pregnancy that I think I'm going to copy from their communities and put into my journal for easier access. Sorry if it clutters things up!

Weekly Update:
How far along are you? 25 weeks, 2 days

What symptoms are you experiencing? A lot of movement from the baby, and just this past week it seems to be broader movements (like turning over as opposed to just kicks here and there). The baby tends to ball up when I make sudden movements or (TMI) have sex/orgasms. That is really uncomfortable. Still no noticeable BH contractions (thankfully). Still nursing a couple times a day, I'm pretty sure my supply has vanished by my son doesn't seem to mind. Occasionally my nipples hurt a few minutes after nursing, and also when they are cold or when they rub against my sports bra while I work out. I have had some real discomfort around my pubic bone area and just in the general hip/pubic region lately, especially after exercise. Some nights I can't find a comfortable position to sleep, but I often fall asleep soon after I hit the pillow. Heartburn like crazy, especially the other night when I ate pizza (I knew that would happen, because it did in my previous pregnancy). I've been very good about regular exercise in the past month or so, and have managed to run (2.5-3 miles), swim (30 minutes), and go to spinning class (55 minutes) once each week. I'd like to add in some yoga, and am thinking about attending a prenatal class with a friend once a week, making it 4 regular workouts a week. My weight seemed to be going up by a pound a week, but stayed steady last week. I'm up 16 pounds.

How are you feeling? Pretty excited to meet this little person, but also soaking up the time with my son as an only. Excited to find out gender (we are waiting until birth).

Any doctor appointments / ultrasounds / tests this past week and how did they go? I had a midwife appointment a couple weeks ago, it went fine. Not much to report there, except that I found out that the midwife who delivered my son left the practice. That makes me sorta sad, but honestly I'm not super in love with her so it's okay. I will meet with my doula for the first time next week, since seeing her a couple years ago after Nolan's birth. I lovvvve my doula so I'm so glad we will have her again.

Anything big happening in your personal life (moving, work related, family, etc)? Not really, just trying to enjoy the summer!

Any food cravings? Not really. The Thai food craving has passed, and I haven't really had any strong ones since. Oh, but I am craving crushed ice-- I just love chewing on ice. This is not normal for me, but I did have the same thing last pregnancy.

Any questions you want to ask? Nope

Any pictures you want to share (baby bump, ultrasounds, baby gear, etc)? Nope.