Friday, July 18, 2008
Holy crap I am 16 weeks! In some ways it feel like April 25th (the day I got my BFP) was forever ago and in other ways it feels like yesterday. I am so happy to have made it this far and to have had a fairly good week. Lets start the post with a belly pic from this week:
That is my new dress. I LOVE it! It is from Mimi Maternity and amazingly is a L rather than an XL. An XL might have fit better but the stupid store only goes up to a Large! I have been living in it since I got it, it feels so good on. I also love how HUGE my belly looks in it!
More exciting news is that my Gestational Diabetes test, the one hour test, came back NEGITIVE! I am so happy to not have it. It means I can still have In and Out once every other week. In simi-related news I gained my first pg pound this week. I am not excited or happy about it but also feel really good about having just put on my first pound. I am sure there are more to come but my goal is to get to 19 weeks with only three pounds put on. I think that is very doable for me.
Emotionally I am doing better too. I have a therapy appt with a anxiety specialist in a week. I hope I like her. I really think this is a good thing for me and am very optimistic about getting some help. I am reminding myself that this is a disease and that like most diseases you just can't will it to go away. I am also focusing on getting better on learning calming techniques to help me relax and not panic over other life issues as well. My mom and R have both been great about me seeking help and I feel so thankful for that. Hopefully some new strategies and coping mechanisms will help me enjoy this pg more and be the happy pg woman I have always dreamed of being.
Yesterday was also an exciting day for me. I got my FIRST stranger comment on my belly! My mom was there to see it happen and I just glowed for hours afterward. It made my day! I wanted to hug the woman I was so excited. I can't wait for more comments, hopefully all nice ones like hers.
Lastly baby this week: Lets get ready for a growth spurt! In the next few weeks baby will double her weight and add inches in length! Right now baby is the size of an avocado (yummy mommy loves those) and is 4.5 inches long weighing 3.5 ounces.