I had a doctor's appointment last week & the doctor said the baby is pretty high already for this stage in the game. I always carry super high, which is great because I don't have to buy any maternity pants, but not so fun on the ribs! I have a couple more months before that discomfort starts, thankfully.
The only (and I mean ONLY) bad part about not being nauseous anymore, is now I crave sweets, and can't have them much due to my gestational diabetes. I have to say - I am VERY proud of myself for eating so healthy. Before I was pregnant I ate dessert almost every single day! We were constantly stopping by our local cupcake and cookie shops due to my sweet tooth :) (No wonder I have gestational diabetes!) I still splurge every now and then, but for the most part I'm sugar free. I won't lie - it's a huge challenge! I'm also supposed to really watch my carb intake - I try to only have really small portions of pasta and breads, or get whole wheat versions. I basically have to eat like I'm on a weight loss diet, but have my OB nagging at me to put on some pounds. I'm still three pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight, but I'm trying to eat a lot of protein to pack on some baby weight!
I'm still pretty dizzy some mornings. If I don't eat a protein packed breakfast, I'll pretty much be useless the rest of the day. Thankfully I haven't fainted in weeks and hopefully don't have to worry about that anymore. Usually that's just a first trimester issue for me.
Since I've been feeling so much better lately I've been able to do SO much more with the girls like I used to, and it makes everyone in this house very happy! We go to the park all the time, play games, and actually get ready every day :) There were so many weeks I felt so guilty because I laid down the majority of the day, and if the girls wanted to read a book or play a game, I'd have them bring it to me in bed. I'm pretty sure they thought I was dying! I'm so grateful for how patient they were with me (and Steve too!) and they were always so caring. If I was having an especially awful day, they would be my little nurses. I had so many "check ups" from them with their doctor kits checking on the baby.
This is definitely my fastest pregnancy yet, and I'm well aware that before I know it, our sweet baby girl will be here to love on. I'm already so antsy and impatient about October getting here - I want to meet her so bad I can barely take it! Now if ONLY Steve and I could agree on a name…. we had chosen Aubrey and Kate when we were still in high school (What, you didn't discuss baby names with your boyfriend at 16?) but we never quite had a THIRD baby girl name picked out. I mean, who would have thought?!