Hi to all those new folks and old followers. It is the May ICLW already.
This week I am 30 weeks pregnant. I just got a notice that I should be installing the car seat and getting my bags packed for the hospital while I still can bend at the waist. Tonight when J comes home from work I'll mention the car seat installation to him. Luckily we have a four day weekend. J sprained his ankle yesterday at PT during a run. They run every day. So he'll be glad to have the heads up since he is moving a bit slower.
I just had a friend on FB ask me how much I've lost. I actually had to stop and figure that one out. I'm still 5 pounds under my starting pregnancy weight and if I'm supposed to have gained about 18 pounds by this week that means I've actually lost about 23 pounds. Yes, I look small. But the baby girl is growing nicely. Last week Thursday she was weighing 2 pounds 13 ounces which puts her a bit ahead in the weight department than the average baby for her age. I'm pleased.
I am eating. This morning I had two eggs scrambled with cheese. 1 10 ounce glass of 100% V-8 Fusion juice and 1 10 ounce glass of chocolate milk. Yeah the only way you are going to get me to drink milk since it causes my throat to be coated and I start to itch, is by making it chocolate. Yes, I'm allergic to milk but nothing deadly. Sometimes I have a mild asthma reaction to it but nothing that I can't handle with an inhaler. I'll have a second glass of milk later in the day and try to reach that 32 ounces of milk by the end of the day. I still eat nuts as a snack. I guess the high protein diet is really helping to keep off the excess weight and make the baby grow strong. She is just fine, I'm not but then again I'm old to having my first baby as the doctors like to remind me. As if I had a choice in when I got pregnant! If I did I would have had my first child years ago when I started those expensive infertility treatments.
For everyone still in the trenches trying I wish you the best in keeping your relationship with your significant other strong, keeping your sanity, and I truly hope you are soon pregnant with a take home baby.