Six months. Twenty-seven weeks. Holy cow. I remember the first couple weeks after I found out I was pregnant just crawled by…and now somehow I feel like I am on a runaway train! But that just means I am getting closer and closer to meeting this baby girl and I am so ok with that.
In case you missed it, I decided to move home with my mom while Charlie is deployed. This meant changing doctors well into the second trimester. There are not a lot of OB offices in my hometown and the big one was already full for January due dates. I guess they don’t expect too many people to be crazy enough to move at this point…but welcome to my life!
Before committing to moving, I did find an OB that could fit me in. I also did some asking around (moving to my hometown does have some perks!) and a friend knew her and said she was super nice. That said, I was still a little nervous about not having a backup plan if we didn’t “click.”
I had my first appointment with the new OB and luckily it went great! She actually sat down and chatted with me for quite a while….which felt like a luxury after being seen by doctors at Fort Hood! The new doctor also had me go for my gestational diabetes test (I passed!) and I was the only one there doing. Also totally novel after coming from Fort Hood where it felt like everyone was having babies!
How mom feels
Maybe it’s the second trimester talking, but I think moving out of Texas fixed a lot of the things I was struggling with! I am able to be more active. It’s not so dang hot I can’t go outside. And I am less sore as a result! I would call that a win-win.
That said, I am definitely winded more often than not. And I pee a million times a day. Heartburn has really started to kick my butt in the evenings as well – although it is nowhere near as bad as it was when I was pregnant with Oliver. For that I am more thankful than I can ever express.
Since moving to Washington I have had significantly less hip pain and zero sciatic pain. It might be a coincidence but I am not mad about it either way!
The last couple weeks I have made exercise a priority again. I have been pushing Oliver for stroller walks most days and we always go at least a mile. It isn’t a lot, but it’s been a great way to make sure I am getting out and moving my (rapidly expanding) body!
As I am getting more and more comfortable walking again, I think I am going to attempt some walk/run intervals in the next week or so. If it feels ok I will keep going, if not we will stick with walking. I am not trying to go crazy, but I do miss running.
The hospital I will be delivering at also offers a prenatal yoga class once a week. I am planning to check that out very soon! Hopefully it will help with the stiffness and soreness I have.
I feel way larger than I was at this point with Oliver, although I have to wonder how much of it is in my head. If you read my post about what I am doing differently this pregnancy, you might remember that I didn’t take all that many bump pics last time. That means I don’t have a whole lot to compare this pregnancy to.
I do know that I have been measuring at least a week ahead on fundal height my last few visits. Weight-wise, however, I am right about where I was last time. We will see how that changes after Thanksgiving and Christmas though hahaha.
Ok sorry to build it up with a heading…but we will most likely be sharing baby girl’s name very very soon! Now that Charlie is in a very very different time zone than me, it takes a little longer to coordinate and make sure we are on the same page. But keep an eye on my Instagram because I will probably be sharing her name there first!
I think that about sums it up! Six months has gone so quickly and with the holidays coming up I think the next three will be pretty fast too!