Monday, July 19, 2010

19 weeks and counting

Today I reached the 19th week of pregnancy.  WOOT, WOOT!  Practically half way to the end of this 400 week 40 weeks of waiting and enduring grueling ailments.  Not that it isn't 100% worth it, it's just a long process and it seems the more pregnancies I have the harder they get.  As I suspected the horrors of the second trimester have started.  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has reared it's ugly head.  My wrist ache, shooting pain all the way to my shoulders.
I just reached the stage where I can no longer sleep on my stomach or my back so sleeping on my sides decreases circulation.  I haven't had much sleep the last 3 nights.  I'm trying get it under control and then hopefully manage it better by wearing braces at night and icing my wrist several times a day.  I had it pretty badly while pregnant with Jenna, but this time has been much worse.  Thankfully, it goes away after delivery.  Perhaps, someone already has, but there really should be a book about all the crazy things that happen to your body while pregnant with baby number 3 and beyond.  It's so different than the first couple times around.
On the brighter side, we're getting close to finding out if Little is a boy or girl.  Little is getting stronger every day and moving around more frequently.  It's a great feeling knowing he/she is healthy and growing .  We all officially call the baby Little now, I don't know if it will stick after we find out the gender or not.


Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

It is so hard when you are at the point where you have a hard time sleeping. But, finding out the sex is so much fun!

Our Family said...

Congratulations on your little one- how fun that will be to find out the gender!!

{Kimber} said...

can't wait to find out what your having!!