18 weeks | 2nd Trimester7:38 PM
Well, this week was not what I expected. I never expected to hit 18 weeks & be told that I need to be on bed rest. My back, ass, & legs are so sore from laying or reclining constantly. I'm already sick of it, but I'm trying to be as positive as humanly possible about this new twist. If I start out defeated, the process will be longer & more difficult than is necessary (remind me I said this when, by the end of this post, I'm complaining again about being on bed rest). What does bed rest mean? I am allowed to use the restroom, bathe (you're welcome), go to the kitchen to grab food or water, and I can move to the couch to continue my reclining position. I cannot drive or do anything that is even remotely taxing. My dear husband is treating me like my insides will fall out at any second. He was offended when I told him the hottest thing I've ever witnessed was hearing him do the dishes. Then he mentioned running the dishwasher. It was as if I was in a romantic comedy & the hot guy finally admitted he had feelings for me.
Babies are the size of a? Sweet potato
Total weight gain? 14 lbs. I need to gain more, but I'm not in a good mood about how. Eggs for breakfast - gag. No breads, sweets or happiness. You are at greater risk to develop gestational diabetes in a multiples pregnancy, so I should have kept my stupid mouth shut yesterday because he basically told me all happiness & enjoyable foods are out. And because of my hypochondria, I'm convinced I'm going to get GD. I never do anything moderately. It's always extremes. Maybe I'll work out a happy medium by next week, but for now I'm feeling irritated & cranky. Why can't I just eat my yogurt & berries?!
Maternity clothes? Yes, with some non-maternity.
Sleep? Sleep has suddenly become less enjoyable. I can no longer lay on my back, so I'm flopping from side to side trying to sleep comfortably, but comfort evades me. And now, my hips are throbbing from laying on them constantly. I'm going to end up needing a recliner any day now.
Movement? Yes! They were crazy during the ultrasound today.
Food cravings? All the stuff that is apparently going to make me go into a diabetic coma if I'm not careful.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody this week. I feel so restricted between being on bed rest & being forced to eat eggs.
Looking forward to? Finding new shows to watch. Say Yes to the Dress is starting to make me go cross-eyed.