Thursday, January 14, 2010

7 month doctors apt! The 3rd Trimester is here!!

I cannot believe I am writing this blog! I just seems like yesterday that I just announced I was pregnant and now I am officially in the 3rd trimester!

Our appointment was wonderful. I came to my doctor with a long list of concerns as my cramping and pains having increased quite a bit. He was so understanding and explained to my husband and I what was going on. He said the back pain was due to a spasm and pain from the weight of the baby and there was no need to be too concerned about it. The pain in my belly that I like to describe as the accordion pain because it feels like my stomach is clinching down like an accordion is nothing more than Braxton Hicks contractions, again totally normal, no worries there. This we expected and knew already but it was good to hear. The sharp pains that are low he said are my pelvic bones getting ready and spreading, again totally normal. He said these can be quite painful so I am fine. He said it was good for me to keep walking as it is so wonderful me. Ok, maybe not my 30 miles a week I was doing but a good 3 or 4 mile walk a day is fine for me. I just need to watch my HR and keep it steady and low. We are just so grateful that everything is ok and our little girl was fine! Her heart beat was steady at 152 and STRONG! So blessed to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy little girl getting ready to come and meet us! I feel MUCH better after talking with him about our concerns and know now what I need to do. Exercise moderately and rest when the pain gets to be too much.

I am showing a gain of 14 pounds, that is slightly lower than when I weighed in this morning when I first got up and my home scale was showing 16 pounds. Whether it is 14 or 16, I am doing well, although I like the 14 number better! LOL!! It felt good to know that I have worked hard to stay on track and it is paying off. With a one pound a week from here on out would still put me at an overall gain of 24 - 26 pounds, well within my range of 25 - 35 pounds. Most important, I just want my little girl to be healthy. I did think my weight was going to be higher because I felt so distended as of late. It is probably all the water and fiber I have been eating making me feel bigger than I am! LOL

My next appointment is January 28th, From now until 36 weeks I will be seeing the doctor every two weeks and then once a week until my due date.


Cheryl said...

Glad your mind is at ease, all perfectly normal symptoms of pregnancy, isn't the body just amazing!!! You are doing fantastic and your little girl will fit right into your active lifestyle once she arrives! Keep it up!

LosingThe40 (Nicole) said...

Sounds like everything is going smoothly! What a wonderful feeling to know you are taking care of you and your little girl to the best of your ability!

Mrs. Gruet said...

I started following your blog when I was pregnant with my daughter. I always admired your achievements and determination. Now that I'm no longer pregnant I'm super excited to get back to my pre-pregnancy body. Congrats on your baby girl and I wish you a healthy and happy rest of your pregnancy! I look forward to reading about your journey and progress.

TX Runner Mom said...

Glad everything was a-okay! The baby will be here before you know it. :-)

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Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Im a new follower :) Love your blog! Not much longer until your sweet baby is here!

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Jen, it's been a few days since you posted and I just wanted to say that I hope all is well with you and your beautiful baby girl.

TX Runner Mom said...

Jen, were you at Mkt Street on Friday? I was at Potbelly with a friend and I thougt I saw you walk by...I didn't want to chase you down to say hi, because I was afraid you'd think I was crazy, lol!