Well it’s been a while since I’ve checked in. We had a ton of travel over the last several weeks, between family celebrations, work events, and conferences, it’s been pretty busy around here. We bounced back and forth from Arizona to New York a bit over the last month, and then found ourselves in Palm Springs for Alt Summit with some friends, which was a nice way to end off the trip.
We were away from home for 18 days in March, which felt like quite a lot. I was so happy to get back to Phoenix and once we did, my body just completely crashed. I was going off adrenaline for quite a while with work projects and such, and at 27 weeks pregnant, my body was finally like, “okay — you need to slow down now”.
So I spent the majority of this past week in bed, which is very unlike me. Headache, congestion, body aches, a cough…it all hit me at once. There’s not much you could take to nurse a cold or sinus infection when pregnant, so I’ve just been trying to ride it out. I did Amazon Prime this humidifier, which has been so nice to keep next to my bed at night! I don’t know why it took me this long.
I can’t believe we’ll be meeting our little boy in less than 90 days! How is time flying by so quickly? I really can’t believe it. With the exception of getting sick this week, it’s been a pretty enjoyable pregnancy so far. Once I hit around 23 weeks or so, I started to feel the physical strain on my body. Earlier in March during one of our New York trips, I found myself bent over on the side of the street in Williamsburg while walking to breakfast. I started getting this intense pain on the right side of my abdomen and back, while sweating uncontrollably in 30 degree weather. I was so freaked out. The pain would come and go, and overall lasted for about a week or so.
When we got back into town, I had an appointment with my OB, well actually it was my first appointment with one of the other doctors in the office, so I was feeling a little stressed about how to accurately communicate how I’d been feeling with someone I wasn’t familiar with. (My OB wanted me to meet with the other doctors in the practice just incase she isn’t the one who delivers our baby when I go into labor.) Ultimately the doctor explained the pain was normal, and told me that my belly was (and still is) measuring a week ahead of schedule. So the baby isn’t measuring a week larger, it’s just how my body is carrying and changing for this little guy. She said that’s pretty typical because I’m short (my license says 5’1″, but I think that’s generous) and I have a short torso, so I may just feel the “growing pains” a bit more than someone who is taller with more room for the baby to stretch out.
I have definitely felt my skin stretching a bit more these days, with my stomach feeling pretty tight some evenings. This little guy favors the right side. It’s kind of funny to see my lopsided stomach jutting out on the right like a little horn.
HELLO, LITTLE GUY
Last week (week 26) was super exciting because we started to actually see him move, verses just feel him move. I love it and we just watch my belly in amazement. There’s this little human in there that we just can’t wait to meet.
*For more pregnancy posts, check out our journey here.