The past two days, I have had slight nausea around lunchtime, but once I eat, I have felt perfectly normal again. My lower back has been hurting, which is something that has happened at the beginning of every pregnancy so far, so I consider that a symptom.
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Arin and Ella continue to hug and kiss the baby on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.
I met with a new midwife yesterday. I really liked her and we are planning to go forward with a homebirth. To this point, I have only given birth in a hospital, so this will be a big change, but we are looking forward to it. My midwife is encouraging daily exercise in the form of swimming, brisk walking, and prenatal yoga. A minimum of 30 minutes a day is what I should aim for. She also wants me to eat 75-100 grams of protein (meat, eggs, nuts, nut butters, legumes, cheese, yogurt, etc.) each day along with lots and lots of vegetables. Carbs should be limited to whole grains and small portions. The main reason for this (other than the obvious nutrient-dense foods) is because I am already overweight and I have a history of big babies, so we don't want to pack on needless pounds due to empty calories. Yesterday was just a consultation. My first prenatal appointment is scheduled for April 5th.
Swimming season has officially begun. The girls went swimming at my brother and sister-in-law's over the weekend, and then after meeting with the midwife, we all went swimming as a family yesterday. The pool at our apartment complex is heated, but it is still cool enough that you want to keep moving while in it. Another couple of weeks and it'll be really nice to go swimming.
On Sunday, my niece threw a baby shower for my little sister, who is due in about two and a half weeks.
|Left: Candace (sister) ~ Right: Lauryn (niece)|