I'm almost 26 weeks and I have reached an equilibrium point in the pregnancy, a steady state. Of course, I have minor complaints like sinusitis and some leg cramping at night, but don't have any of the big ticket complaints yet like lower back pain or hemmorhoids. Headaches have gone to the wayside, thank god! I feel pretty awesome lately and love feeling Baby W move all around inside me. I've had checkout cashiers notice my bump and ask me when I am due. I really like being at the stage in the pregnancy.
One thing that has changed this week is that my husband decided he has to sleep in the guest room now, because I am tossing and turning, pulling the covers, and getting in and out of bed too much for his liking. And he said that I sound like Darth Vader when I sleep. Haha - I got the biggest chuckle out of that. At least I am not snoring. I think I actually sleep better without him in the bed with me because I have free reign now and I don't have to worry about waking him up. Hmm, it could be a looong time before we share bedspace again, because I know he will not want to deal with me getting in and out of bed to check on the baby. He is a very sensitive, light sleeper and I am quite the opposite.
So, the iron supps are not too bad. Still hasn't taken care of my extreme ice craving. I probably go through about 5 cups of ice/day. I do drink alot of water in the process, but I just can't seem to get my fill of ice. It's like an oral fixation. And I am eating so much more lately. Of everything. I gave up ice-cream for lent, so that was a probably a good thing. At least ice is calorie free or I would probably have gained 50 lbs by now! I'm almost to 20 lb weight gain which seems crazy to me, and I have 14 more weeks to go!
My niece who lives in Savannah, GA is 1 today! I can't believe this past year went by so quickly. I was with her on her actual birth day last year and it's amazing how far babies come in one year. At the time of her birth, I was on my second round of IUI taking Clomid, ugh! That all seems like a murky bad dream now. So glad we got off the IUI train when we did and went out to Colorado. Now my niece will meet her first first cousin in June!
The nursery is pretty much done, execept for some finishing touches. My sister who lives in Birmingham came to visit me last weekend and helped me build a headboard for the twin bed that is in the nursery. It turned out really great - I'll post pics when I get everything together. My cousin is hosting a baby shower at the end of this month. It will be a small, mostly family affair - I have lots of aunts and girl cousins, so I am looking forward to that! Tomorrow I am going to Memphis to get my hair cut and and highlighted for the first time since I have been pregnant, so I am looking forward to that! I am also going to run into Babies-r-us and check out their infant car seats and make sure about which one I want to register for.
I need to get going to the office - yesterday we intereviewed a woman who will hopefully be able to take over my position. I pray that she works out!
Happy Hump Day - this has not been a "wordless Wednesday" for me.