6th Month of Pregnancy

Monday, August 06, 2007

 

Here I am...in the last few days of the sixth month of my pregnancy. I'm 23 weeks, 4 days today, and by Thursday, I will enter my seventh month. So far, the 2nd trimester has been a breeze, except for feeling really tired all the time. I'm getting used to that, though, and have adjusted. I know that once the baby arrives, I'll be getting a lot less sleep. Lately, I've been having a hard time sleeping for very long, if at all, because of frequent trips to the bathroom, midnight snacks, and an active baby in-utero all night. I'm also entering the stage where it's getting harder to get comfortable at night, and rolling over isn't easy. Overall, though, I'm loving that my second trimester this time has been fairly easy. I didn't get to experience an easy second trimester with Samuel, since I was diagnosed with gallbladder disease at 18 weeks, had surgery at 21 weeks, and was in recovery from that until about 28 to 30 weeks. Much easier this time around! And this summer has been much cooler than usual, which has been a huge blessing! It's hard to believe that our new baby will be here in less than 3 1/2 months!

Oh, and as far as weight gain goes, I gained 8 pounds last month, which was a little surprising to me, but after checking my weight gain chart with Samuel, I've coincidently gained the exact amount at this point in my pregnancy (13 pounds altogether), that I'd gained with Samuel at 24 weeks. What worries me a little is that I gained nearly 60 pounds with Samuel, and he was 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and although I know I can birth a baby at least that big, I really would prefer to birth a smaller baby this time around. But, I'm going to gain what I will gain, and the baby will be the size it is meant to be...it'll be interesting to see if my weight gain continues to follow the same pattern as my first pregnancy. --Karli
P.S. Here is a link to my 5th-month in pregnancy photo. I'm not noticeably bigger this month, but will definitely be by next month's photo! Click HERE.

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