Hi ladies! It's been a while so I thought I'd add a "Thursday Update" since I haven't had a computer until last night (Mine started freaking out a couple weeks ago and we haven't had time to try to fix it, so I stole DH's computer for now)
Kailah and Snowflake
24w2d (as of today)
w/g - 1 I'm finally in the positives instead of negatives!
s/c - Finally my m/s is going away. I haven't thrown up in over a week! I finally have a belly, lol, and it's growing by the day. Talk about popping! I'm starting to feel limited in things like picking up around the house. It's taking me longer and I need more breaks to do pelvic rocks and drink water.
other - We got home Saturday after being gone for 3.5 weeks to visit my parents (really for some much needed R&R&R [rest, recovery, and recuperation> for me) and it was so awesome. Now I'm trying to focus because I'm starting the kids school next week (We're doing pre-K/K with my older 2 homeschooling) and all the things that need doing when you get home from a long stretch away are still kinda in chaos mode. Just really trying to take it all in stride and not overwhelm myself.
Since I'm actually on on a Monday Morning, I figured I'd kick us off!
Kailah and Snowflake
w/g - I haven't weight myself in a couple weeks, but guessing still a few lbs -. Although I've been keeping food down better!
s/c - pelvic pressure when I stand/walk for more than like 10 minutes at a time. Baby seems pretty comfortable down low, lol. Makes me think of my last baby who was head down and engaged reallllllllly early. Maybe this one will be nice like that too? Although it definitely is uncomfortable the last 6 weeks or so! Still have some m/s. More good days than bad right now, which is really nice! I've finally "popped" too, although people still mention they are scared to ask 'cause I'm so small and are shocked that I'm 21w. Oh well, lol.
other - We're just hanging out and having a great time at my parent's house in Cali right now. They live on a lake so we're all getting lots of sun and swim time! My kiddos are eating it up. My mom likes to set up lots of "treats" for me while we're here, too. I've already been paddleboarding with a women's group, and helped throw 2 bridal showers, and this next week I get to go to a musical (Fiddler on the Roof in the round!), a massage, a haircut with my favorite stylist, and maybe even a night at our favorite restaurant (Benihana's)!! This has been just what I needed after a summer of illness, fires, shootings, etc. My hubby said he hasn't seen me this relaxed in months.
I had it with my last baby, but was negative with my first 2. Basically, we all can have it at some point or another. The problem comes when you're positive during birth. Especially if your waters are ruptured for a prolonged amount of time. It's easily treated with anti-B's in the hospital. Although they'll want you at the hospital in early labor so they can get 2 rounds of anti-B's in you, and so it has time to get to baby before birth.
I had a homebirth with my last, and we treated it with a round of anti-B's when it was discovered (we discovered it early because it was symptomatic [which is really really rare> and she tested for it when I came back neg for a YI or BV), and then from my EDD on I did a garlic clove as a suppository at bed, then swept it out in the morning to kill of any bacteria, and my mw used a product called hibi-cleanse in the water (I did a waterbirth) at the birth. We weren't that concerned though because my water didn't break until 2 pushes before he was born.
This time around, my (new) mw is assuming I'm GBS because I was last time, and she's going to have me do and "immunity protocol" of supplements and tinctures starting at like 39 weeks. Plus I'll do the garlic. I'm kinda annoyed that she's treating me as GBS , but I guess it's safest.
s/c - m/s still. I'm so over it by now. Some heartburn. Lots of movement which makes me happy. I finally have a little bump! Although I still don't look almost 20 weeks, lol.
other - I currently have bronchitis. I could really use a break. I'm so exhausted and not feeling well, plus DH's schedule is HORRIBLE right now so over half the week I'm a "single mom" to my other 3. We decided to go to visit family in California just for a change of pace (and hopefully some help!) so we're leaving Thursday for 3 weeks! Now I just have to get up the energy to get us all packed...