Oh man, the last couple of weeks have been crazy. At work my openings were finally approved to fill. So I started interviewing this week, but it's gonna be a few more weeks at best before I have people picked and offers out to them. That's OK, it's moving. I'm still really stressed at work, but I'm trying to take deep breaths and just keep plugging away.
I had my checkup on Monday, I am now 23 weeks. My next appointment will actually be in 5 weeks, at which time I'll do the glucola screening (yuck) and get my rhogam shot (ouch). It'll be fun ~ not. But, I'm almost to viability, so that's amazing!!
So, the doc has worries about my weight gain. I've only gained about 10 pounds from my pre-pregnancy (and pre-IVF) weight. That's not much considering I'm pretty thin and short. I'm at the point where I should be gaining about a pound a week, and that's just. not. happening. I'm eating, I swear. But I'm stressed. I don't have the same appetite that I did when I was pregnant with Bug. The doc said my fundal height is measuring on, so she feels the baby is growing as he/she should. Her worry is that because I started out so thin I won't have a lot of stores, and what I do have the baby will take, leaving nothing for me. I know she's right. So she told me to find a place to add in more calories each day, and if I think to myself 'I probably shouldn't eat that,' that I should go ahead and eat it. She said we're just going to keep an eye on it for now. Otherwise, K20 is great. Nice strong heartbeat, EXTREMELY active, in general doing well!
On the other hand, I'm dealing with some pretty crazy personal stresses. K and I will be starting counseling again Monday night, and we definitely need it. I'm not going to get into what's going on, but it caught me very off guard and I've been a wreck for the last week. So, I have a feeling that between the work stresses and these new personal stresses, that is part of my weight gain problem. Especially since over the last week I suddenly feel like I'm not handling much of anything very well, I'm really really struggling. I feel horrible because it feels like I have a shorter fuse with Bug, not that I'm snapping or yelling at her, but more just that I feel like I'm giving up easier, like when she starts to throw a tantrum. I try and then I feel like I just can't anymore.
We did have her early intervention meeting yesterday, and they did agree that there is some level of concern on her speech. So we have another evaluation on 9/24. Her hearing has been checked out, and that is fine.
So, that's it for now. A lot, and I'm sorry that I'm not posting more often. Please hang in there with me!!