Monday, September 18, 2006

Busy Mama...

I've been so busy doing so many things. But I've come back to the Babyhead Diaries with pics and stories to tell.


Sonogram Pic of Hassan Elijah Williams at 19 wks.

My Tummy at 20 Wks.

My Weight:
I weighed myself about 2 wks. ago and I was 129lbs (I started off at 115lbs). I am fine with that, but I'm not sure how my doctor is going to act. I know that ideally women should only gain about 35 lbs. during pregnancy, but I think that's a bit of bolderdash. I know lots of women who have gained more and had average size babies as well as gotten back down to their pre-pregnancy size.

Where the Weight Goes:
7.5 - 8.5 lbs Baby
2 lbs Amniotic Fluid
1.5 - 2 lbs Placenta
1.5 - 2 lbs Breast Tissue
3 lbs Blood Volume
2 - 2.5 lbs Uterine Muscle
4 lbs Water
8 lbs Maternal Stores

My Diet: I am still doing bad on the fluids thing, I have such an issue with drinking fluids. I never really feel thirsty and I weaned myself of drinking with my meals when I was in high school, so it's a really hard habit to break. I'm doing better, but I know I'm no where near drinking 64oz. of anything a day. :(

Shopping: I've bought Hassan some clothes, but everyone in my family has told me to stop because people will buy him TONS of clothes. I still want him to have some clothes that his mama picked out. I bought his "coming home" outfit, a velour track suit, a bath robe, a sleep sack, a sleep & play (a one piece with pants), a t-shirt/pants combo, and a pack of socks.
I also got him a co-sleeper so he can sleep by our bed and breastfeeding will be easier.

Lastly, I've done a little shopping for myself in the maternity department, esp. since the weather is turning cooler here.

Well, that's it for now. I have a regular appt. with my OB/GYN on Friday and then an appointment with my Maternal-Fetal Specialist on my birthday, October 6.