Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Baby Watch -- Week 13

FYI -- This is my 600th blog post. Wow!

I am officially on week 13 and now a member of the 2nd trimester club. I have more energy and am not quite as sleepy. Well, except for the insomnia I am suffering. I despise not getting my sleep and I am a bit of a grump, to say the least.

Otherwise this pregnancy is going well. I had no morning sickness and other than a minor scare early on, I have had a marvelous pregnancy so far. And I am definitely recognizing that miracle and counting my blessings.

I did experience some swelling on my lower legs and ankles yesterday. I had not drank as much water as I should have and had eaten some food high is sodium, so I am going to try to drink a lot more water today and make sure I'm making better food choices. I had excessive swelling and the beginning of pre-eclampsia with Hoss and I don't want any of that on this go around.

And I can't forget to point out that I turned 30 this past Friday. I started Perty by Thirty a year and a half ago and I had no idea I would be pregnant when I actually turned 30. I am thrilled to be pregnant and feel as if my Perty by Thirty goal was met, even if I did not hit the numbers I wanted.

One of the main goals, which I never spoke about publicly, in my weight loss journey was to loose weight so I could have another child. Even though I was heavier when I conceived Hoss, I knew that my weight (and ever increasing age) were not in my favor to conceive again. My weight loss changed my life in ways I could never imagine and I am so happy I am going to have the ultimate reward of another child.

So, all the effort I put in (and will continue to put in after this pregnancy) working toward Perty by Thirty has definitely paid off!


stalker sarah said...

Sounds like everything is going well! I'm so glad you haven't been sick! I hope the swelling has been okay today! :)

Janelle said...

Yay! Happy 30th Jessica! The thirties rock in my opinion, hope you enjoy them too.

Glad the pregnancy is going well, that's always welcome news :)

Jessie said...

Jess - I am so excited for you :) I am proud of all that you did leading up to your 30th birthday! It couldn't have been easy, but like you said - it was worth it!
Keep up the good work and I'm praying for a continued healthy pregnancy!