Monday, September 5, 2011

15 Weeks and Counting

Nothing too exciting to report. I do have a minor issue like protein in my urine. It's very minimal so the doctor said nothing to worry about at this stage, however we do need to continue monitoring it. Each month, we also monitor the sugar in my kidneys, which is absent, yippee, as this can cause diabetes during pregnancy. Got the results back and the baby has 1/2500 chance for trisomy/Down's syndrome, which means we are in the low risk group. Gained 2 kg and the doctor was not happy. He wants me to gain only 1 kg per month for the moment. Each time I see the doctor, the first thing he wants me to do is step on the scale. I have never felt so guilty about my weight before! Grrrrr! My normal pants no longer fit my waist, so I'm wearing a lot of jogging pants and skirts (which don't zip up all the way - *big sigh*). Went shopping for some maternity clothes, but they were either extremely ugly or too big for me. I suppose I'm at that in between stage in which my regular clothes are very uncomfortable and maternity wear is too big. I did manage to find a cute black and white stripped t-shirt with a red heart in the middle.

Next OB appointment is the 14 September and I hope to find out if we are having a boy or girl. I don't know why, but my hubby and I think it will be a girl.


Nicole said...

take a hair tie to connect your pants. if you loop it through the hole then connect it to the button it'll work until you're big enough to fit into the maternity stuff.

The Cat Lady said...

Great idea Nicole. Thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! I was thinking of you and decided to check in to see and so happy for you! I wish you uneventful 25 weeks!!! Makariya from Lucky No.2

Anonymous said...

Try eating more protein and drinking more water to help with the protein in your urine.

I was a snob and refused to look at the scale during my pregnancy - I didn't care what the numbers said, I knew my kid was okay. The doctor would just say that my weight was fine and I was gaining appropriately. I have no idea how much weight I gained, but when I went back for the postpartum check up, the nurse said that I weighed less than I did at my first prenatal check up. Yay for breastfeeding! You actually need more calories to breastfeed than to be pregnant - 500 more per day for nursing and 300 extra for pregnancy.
I am SO EXCITED for you and your healthy pregnancy!
Have your cats noticed anything different? Mine started sleeping on me (when he usually sleeps on our feet) about a week before baby was born. The cats don't mind her at all and don't usually notice her, but if she cries, then our mama cat (she was a stray - had lots of babies outside - we rescued 20 kittens and took them to the pound before we finally caught the mama and had her spayed) the mama cat will look at me, like, "Take care of your kitten, woman!" She's a very sweet mama cat.

The Cat Lady said...

Hi Erica, thx for your message. My cats have not noticed, but I am careful, as there is one that loves to jump on my belly when I'm sleeping on my back, so I take care to sleep on my side, so the kitty does not thump on the baby. Good for you for rescuing 20 kittens! You're awesome! We also had the SPA help us spade a few stray cats in our neighbourhood. Not an easy task, but needed! Take care!