Baby is the size of cauliflower!
This past week, I had another OB appointment. I’ve mentioned before that I do not go to the OB every month until later on in pregnancy, so this was about 6 weeks between appointments.
We had some rather weighty topics to discuss – literally. For the first time, my diastasis recti (split in my stomach muscles – read more here) actually hurts and is causing me some real trouble. My doctor said she had no idea how I had managed all these years and that it is going to be a long 3 months as I battle my belly. Pretty much the only thing I can do is keep my belly bound as much as possible. She has actually seen a woman with a uterus flipped completely backward due to no stomach muscles! Yikes!
Next month, we will be scheduling my c-section and my consult with a local plastic surgeon who can tell us more about my condition, recovery time, and other details that will be important to our decision on how to proceed from here. My diastasis is simply too large to heal with anything but surgery. But, if yours is a smaller gap, I highly recommend The Tummy Team as an alternative to surgery.
This past weekend, I flew to Arizona and rode home with my husband as he had completed 4 months of active duty. Yes, you read that right, and no, I hadn’t mentioned it before. He left shortly after we found out I was pregnant, and so I have been managing the morning sickness and the household without him here. At some point, I’ll write more about what we did to keep the household running while he was away, but that’s a post all its own! The trip back had to broken up into 3 days because I could not stand to be in the vehicle for very long (and pregnant women are supposed to get out of the vehicle and walk around every couple of hours anyway). But, all in all, it was a great trip, and it was so wonderful to have Ty back with us!
The itching has been MUCH better since I started the Floradix. I’m still having a little trouble keeping my magnesium under control, so I’ve been awakened several times with awful leg cramps. Gotta make sure I’m using my magnesium lotion consistently and more of it than usual!
Ty and the kids have been great to help out since my mobility is greatly reduced this pregnancy. I keep telling myself it is only a few months of my life. I am looking forward to dropping the weight and getting back in shape once baby is here, but it will definitely be a slow and steady race.