Baby's size: Blueberry
Next appointment: April 10th
Total weight gain: 2.8 lbs. (not sure how accurate that is, though - ended up drinking a mug of milk and eating a slice of leftover pizza at 5 a.m.)
Exercise: I AM ON BED REST. No, this isn't a joke. I'll write a separate post about it later, but yesterday I coughed at work and gushed bright red, enough to soak through my underpants. Went in to the RE's office for a scan and blood work. Jellybean had grown 2 mm in two days (so, perfect) and still had a strong heartbeat. But I am now on bed rest. Like, the kind where I'm not even supposed to sit up in a chair with my feet elevated - I'm literally supposed to be prone at all times.
Sleep: About the same.
Food cravings: Cheese. I have been craving all kinds of cheese. And chicken.
Food aversions: Nothing at the moment.
Symptoms: Brown spotting persists. Heartburn comes and goes (it's definitely been less of an issue this week). Still get twinges and a little cramping. Oh, and have had a couple of nights of really vivid dreams.
What I'm loving: The BFF, who took today and tomorrow off from work so that she could Agony-sit while I'm on bed rest. I am always humbled by the love she shows me.
What I'm not loving: The aforementioned bed rest. My anxiety level, which is through the roof. The creeping of the scale. I know I will need to gain weight but I should only gain about 15 lbs. total this pregnancy, so to be at +3 lbs. when I'm not even out of the first trimester has me wigged.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting off of bed rest. Not just getting off of it but knowing that I am getting off of it because things are okay.
Best moment this week: Seeing the fast blink of Jellybean's heartbeat on Monday. Hang in there, Jellybean! You are so very wanted.