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Family Update: 31 Weeks

August 22nd, 2009 · by Cyndi · No Comments

Yes yes I’ve been a terrible updater recently.  My last update was at 19 weeks, almost 3 months ago.  But it’s been a terrible 3 months.  Everything’s going well with the pregnancy, I’ve just been knocked flat by it.  Constant need for naps, unable to get out of bed at times, fatigue so bad I can’t always water my plants and have given up trying to get the mail.  It’s been hard on all of us.

Miriam kisses her brother (22 weeks)

Miriam kisses her brother (22 weeks)

I had something similar during the second trimester when I was pregnant with Miriam, but this is worse.  And I’m well into the third trimester now.  Two huge increases/additions to my thyroid meds have helped, and so has being diligent about taking my supplements.  July was also a busy month, with preparations starting long before.  My brother Mike got married!  We took a trip to Los Angeles.  I helped plan the 2009 Festival of Fruit.  And California went through several heat waves.

Miriam as a flower girl at her Uncle Mike's wedding 7/19/09

Miriam as a flower girl at her Uncle Mike's wedding 7/19/09

So here I am, 31 weeks (7 months) into this pregnancy, and starting to feel a bit better.  Some news:  It’s a boy!!  We had an ultrasound at 20 weeks and the little sweetie was mooning us.  Even Miriam could tell his sex.  All the other measurements came out perfect too.

And, yes, we have a name picked out.  The first name comes from Michael’s family and the middle name/Hebrew name is just a name I’ve been drawn to for a long time, for unknown reasons.  We’ll announce them after he’s born.

So far, I’ve gained 20 lbs and have been craving fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, fish, and pickles (fermented/pickled anything really).  Miriam is still nursing, though usually not very much.  The house is a disaster because I haven’t been able to do any sorting and organizing like I was in the first trimester.  The plan is to get it all done before the birth (sure…).

Things are going well with our midwife and we’re still working towards a home birth with a hot tub in the living room.  I am getting backup care with the midwifery group that works at the hospital where Miriam was born.  And of course I’m getting endocrinological monitoring through-out.

Cyndi at 28 weeks

Cyndi at 28 weeks

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