Friday, June 7, 2019

Baby Butler #4 is 22 Weeks!!

My Symptoms: I don’t think I posted in my last post, but in addition to some of the other really fun stuff I have going on (like varicose veins), I also have diastasis recti (which is why I carry like a torpedo) & an umbilical hernia. Thankfully it’s not terrible, but I’m wearing a wrap to help. It’s not too tight to make it restrictive, but definitely makes it WAY more comfortable. She said many times it goes away on its own after the baby is born, and I think it will this time too. If not, I’ll have to eventually have it surgically repaired.

Also, if I get up too fast or roll over too quickly, I have what I think is round ligament pain that is excruciating to the point I can barely move for like 30 seconds. It goes away quickly though and then I’m totally back to normal.

I know that all sounds really awful, but actually I feel GREAT! I am so thankful to have turned a corner and be feeling back to normal!

Maternity Clothes: I’ve mostly been wearing regular clothes, but I finally busted out some maternity dresses this week. They were cute & way more comfy. It’s probably officially time to make the switch. I need some maternity jean shorts for summer.
Movement: For sure! I had my big ultrasound last week, and praise the Lord, everything looks great! It took the ultrasound tech forever to get a good pic of the 4 chambers of the heart though because she is a little wiggle worm. I feel like I can maybe feel her from the outside, but it might just be my imagination.
Sleep: Well, I WAS sleeping a little better. Then two nights this week I woke up at 3:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep for a couple hours. Wahhhh!!
Cravings: I forgot to mention that I craved dairy for a few weeks during my first trimester. I’m not much of a dairy person AT all (besides ice cream, of course), so I figured my body was telling me something. That went away around week 13 or so. Now I’m craving all the fruit. Mostly watermelon & oranges.
Supplements: Made a change to my supplements and I’m SUPER excited about it. I can’t wait to share with all of you soon. Still doing bone broth protein + an unflavored collagen in the mornings. Side note: If you have never been tested for MTHFR gene mutation, I want you to reach out to me ASAP. If you’re part of the 40%+ of the population who has this gene mutation, you do not want to take synthetic B vitamins or folic acid…you need the methylated versions (& FOLATE instead). Even if you don’t have it, it’s probably a good idea not to take synthetic vitamins. I’ve just started learning all about this since February and that’s why I’m making changes this go-round.
Nutrition: Making sure I get plenty of good fats. SUPER important for baby’s brain development. Back to eating plenty of salads & sweet tooth seems to have eased up (at least a little anyway).
Work Outs: We didn’t get to work out as much as I would have liked the past week and a half, but still trying to stay active.
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: This is probably way TMI, but whatever. It’s my blog! bwahaha! So, I will just say that Jonathan & I pretty much can’t keep our hands off each other, and if I wasn’t already pregnant…well, I’d definitely be now. **Sorry if you’re reading this mom.

Goals for next week: Drink more water! I’m on the struggle bus with water & can’t get my act together.
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