Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Project Four-Zero: 16 Weeks!

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then this week my soul was irritated. I woke up in the middle of the week after drifting in and out of sleep due to my tearing left eye. I paid it no attention until I looked in the mirror getting ready for work. The eye was small and swollen and pink! Thank goodness it cleared up in time for my Week 16 photo session!

This week I've had one notable symptom: Let down. No, I'm not feeling like everyone around me is letting me down! Hahaha! Let down, as in nursing? You know.... leakage from breast feeding? Yes, it's really weird, but that's the feeling I've had this week. And it's just a feeling; not actual let down. There's nothing there when I look. It's the weirdest thing.

My belly has really started to grow, and although I still feel that I carry it quite well under clothing, my pants won't let me lie anymore. They've become increasingly uncomfortable to button/zip up, so much this week that I made my husband go through our storage and find me my old reliable belly band. I wore my belly band for a couple of days and then took a peek at the other clothing that I had in the storage bag. Maternity pants! Ewww. I hate them. But I wore a pair anyway, and that only confirmed how much I hate them. They were loose, kept falling, looked baggy and sloppy. But I new that I couldn't wear my belly band forever, so I went to Motherhood Maternity and bought only what I needed and made sure it was my size. I bought one pair of skinny jeans, one pair of straight leg jeans, one pair of long black leggings, and one pair of black legging capris. That's it! Just the basics because like I said, I hate maternity clothes shopping.

So other than feeling like an increasingly sloppy blob, the only other news this week is on my gestational diabetes. Not-so-good news if you ask me. I have continued to experience unprovoked high levels of glucose especially during my morning fast. I have an appointment to follow up in a few days. I'm really nervous on what they are going to suggest for the new plan to tackle this issue. Cross your fingers for me everyone!  Please!

SYMPTOMS: Fake Let Down
CRAVINGS: Anything really. I'm just hungry all the time!


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Aww, I love the picture of you and your pooch. :)

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That's weird that your feeling a let down feeling. Even though I have nursed Ethan for almost 13 months now, I have never felt a let down. I hear that the feeling is not to pleasant. My colostrum came in at 20 weeks pregnant with Ethan. So maybe your starting to form colostrum.