Friday, March 14, 2014

17 Weeks

March 10 - 17w3d

YOU'RE A GIRL & SO IS YOUR COUSIN!!!! We told all of the family at Danner's 100th birthday yesterday and everyone cheered and applauded when we both said "girl" at the same time! Danner's excited too because she'll be having her first great, great-granddaughters. Overall, it was a great day with family. :) Lots of people commented on how much I've popped since they've seen me last and how they're so excited to finally do some baby girl shopping. You and your cousin are going to be pretty spoiled, but we also think you're going to have to be pretty tough to hang with all of your older boy cousins.

Daddy and I have had your first name picked out for a couple years and it very special to us. Aunt Katrina and Uncle Joel are still deciding on your cousins name.

Pregnancy and health-wise I've been feeling much better! I've been on Tobi for four or five days now and I'm barely coughing at night and my sinus issues are almost all the way cleared up. I'm curious to see at my next appointment if I'm gaining weight. Its hard to tell because my belly's getting bigger, but I'm not sure if I'm gaining weight, or that's just you growing.

Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with a cramp in my left big toe! I've always had them in my calf, but never just a toe. I rubbed it for a few minutes, then made myself get up to go to the bathroom so I'd walk on it. It seemed to go away when I went back to bed, but it was strange. Guess I better make sure I'm drinking enough water throughout the day.

March 13 - 17w6d
I had another leg cramp two nights ago - the night after the "toe incident". Daddy told me I need to really make sure I'm not dehydrated. It weird because I drink at least two bottles of water during the day at work, but I guess that's not enough. I'll have to increase my water intake in the evenings, too. Lung-wise I'm still feeling good. Been on Tobi for a week now and I'm feeling much better than I did a couple weeks ago at my appointment. I'm definitely not back to 100%, but I'm getting there. I think by the end of this cycle of Tobi, my lungs will feel fantastic....just don't start squishing them yet!

1 comment:

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