>Here’s my latest belly bump picture. This was taken on 3.31.09 and just starting my 26th week:
I’m a mini beluga whale!! 😦
Just had my monthly checkup this morning. Apparently I’ve gained 9 lbs since the last month. Doh! Here’s my 22 weeks picture:
I didn’t get yelled at this time since I definitely “popped” over the last month but give me a break, I haven’t gained anything at all during my first trimester. I’d say I have gained about 10 lbs total so far in the pregnancy. Everyone seems to think that once you’re pregnant, you don’t really need to think about weight gain – just gain as much as you can cuz the “baby needs it”. But that doesn’t really ring true. You’re supposed to gain about 1 lb per week per month. So 4 weeks = 1 month = 4 lbs per month. Anything more and you’ll get yelled at. Next month if I have such a high weight gain, I’ll definitely hear some yelling.
I think it’s because during the first trimester, I ate pretty healthily. My only craving was for fruit – any kind of fruit – oranges, grapefruits & pomelos (those I LOOOVED), apples, plums, bananas, etc. But lately I find that bananas cause me acid reflux and citrus foods were too acidic for my stomach so I stopped. Maybe I’ll try eating melons now but it’s rare that they’re sweet these days. It’s too early in the season. So I’ve been eating bad foods (weekly cheeseburgers, anyone) and fries. I crave for french fries and I crave for ice cream. That’s a huge jump from craving fruits.
Otherwise, everything looks good so far. I’m on my 26th week and my doctor tells me that my uterus seems about 26 weeks. Baby’s heartbeat is good too.
I did the gestational diabetes test today. I had to drink a bottle of orange glucose which wasn’t all that bad. I thought it would taste really sickenly sweet but it was just like an orange drink. I didn’t feel so great afterwards though. And the lab withdrew some blood to do a test to see if the sugar gets all digested properly. If I don’t pass this test, I’ll have to monitor my diet more closely or maybe even do finger prickings every time I eat. That doesn’t sound fun at all.
My doctor also told me that he wanted to be thorough with another ultrasound. It turns out the last facility I went to – they didn’t have a good view of the heart and the 4 chambers, the spine or the face – where all 3 are really really important!! They counted the spine and deemed it ok but my current doctor wants to be really safe in case we need to take precautions. He said what they should have done back then was offer me an amniocentisis (when they stick a long needle in the uterus to test the amnio fluid in the placenta – owch) to check to see if everything was ok but they didn’t even do that.
So I have an ultrasound scheduled for next Friday. *sigh* I hope everything’s ok. I’ll have to take a personal day off too since it’s in the middle of the afternoon.
We went to see the NY Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens (Habs) game yesterday at MSG. It was fun but I started winding down during the 3rd period. I always end up sitting next to the scary typical Ranger fan but yesterday’s guy was pretty nice. He kept on trying to convert Meanie out of his Habs jersey into a Rangers jersey. The Rangers KILLED the Habs (3-1) and then poor Meanie had to deal with all the mean NYer heckling and suck. NYers are mean bastards! I find hockey fans are really scary out of all the sports out there. They’re rude and they curse alot. Last time I went to a Rangers fan, the old geezers were screaming at the kids in front to sit the F down. Nice. Talk about childhood trauma right there.
My baby’s namesake – Carey Price – performed pretty horribly. Terrible. =*(