Monday, February 10, 2014

25 Weeks

25 weeks and counting!

Source: The Bump
I gained 2.5 pounds since last week {yikes!} so am now up a total of 17 pounds.  I hope this weight gaining speed doesn't continue over the next 15 weeks!  This week I'm going to try to focus on eating fewer desserts {starting tomorrow, since I had vanilla froyo in addition to a peanut butter cookie bar today after lunch} and more fruits and nuts for snacks between meals.

My symptoms haven't really changed over the past week {fatigue, stuffy nose/nose bleeding, intermittent nausea, reflux & gas?  still present!}, though I have been dealing for almost a week now with a very annoying soreness in the very upper inner thigh of my left leg.  It feels like the type of pain one would experience the day after doing 1,000 walking lunges.  Or riding a horse for 16 hours straight.  Seeing as I haven't suddenly started training for a new sport, I assumed maybe I'd pulled something getting into or out of bed one sleepless night.  But, once the discomfort was still hanging around after a few days I turned to Google.  Some of the posts and comments I read had me about to head to the ER, thinking I might have DVT.  But, the more likely explanations are: the baby is hitting or causing pinching of a nerve, it's caused by my ligament stretchings, or it's Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction.  Just for my peace of mind, since I've been experiencing this pain for about a week now, I'm going to place a call to my OB this week to ask whether they think I should come in to get checked.  I have a feeling they'll say it's no big deal -- it sort of annoys me how nonchalant they seem sometimes -- but I'll give it a shot.  Wish me luck!


  1. Oh, wow...I hope that pain goes away for you soon! It sounds so uncomfortable!!

  2. Don't worry about the weight gain. At 25 weeks, I had already gained 19lbs. There's no way to stop it, it seems. I eat pretty healthy (a treat here and there) and exercise at least 4x/day and I'm still putting on at least a pound a week. I think since you were small to start with, you're just gaining what baby needs. Eat nutritious foods, exercise, and your body will do the rest. I need to eat my own advice though so I know how frustrating it is to watch that scale creep up :-p

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement!!! I was eating super healthfully, moreso than ever in my life probably, until about a couple weeks ago. That darn sweet tooth. ;) I still eat relatively healthy meals though, despite some sweet snacking, so I feel good about that. I just wish I was doing better in the exercise department.... but I can only look forward, not back, to improve my habits!


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