Wednesday, April 20, 2011

weekly wednesday update

How far along? 27 weeks 6 days! Officially in the third trimester!

Total weight gain/loss: To date, 16 pounds.

Stretch marks? Yes. And remember my itching? (oh, and remember how I was all "next time I won't talk about my itching, I promise!" Well, I lied.) I haven't been officially diagnosed, but it seems I have PUPPS. Sounds like a cute, innocent name, but it honestly is the most miserable I've ever been physically. I'm SO itchy it's ridiculous. My stretchmarks are all red, angry, raised and inflamed. Some women have it worse though, and also get an angry rash all over their torso and legs! I have a doctor appointment on Tuesday, but from what I've read online, there's really not much to be done. I just ice it at night and sometimes I sneak off to the bathroom at work with a cup of ice and do some makeshift icing. It's really so, so miserable. Yesterday walking through Grand Central (it's worse when you're moving around and you have fabric rubbing on your stomach) I almost started crying it was so intensely itchy.

Maternity clothes? Yep. Though lately, maternity clothes are a major pain, because they are rubbing on my tummy, which makes it feel worse.

Sleep: I still wake up almost hourly, but now it's more annoying, because where I used to just go use the restroom and flip over to my other side, I now also have to go get an ice pack from the freezer, and ice my stomach for a few minutes before I go back to sleep.  Yes, I realize I'm talking about being itchy a lot. It's really really itchy, so, it's on my mind all the time. So, deal with it. :)

Best moment this week: Well.....I'll be honest. Hasn't been a great week. BUT, I did reach the third trimester, so I guess that is my best moment this week; realizing I'd reached the last 1/3 of my pregnancy!

Movement: Yep! The one good thing about having to ice my belly all the time is it makes the babies move around a lot. They're probably like, "Mom! What are you DOING?? Jeez, that's cold!"

Food cravings: No, not really.

Genders: Still two girls!

Labor Signs: No- not yet. But I have noticed Braxton Hicks contractions a few times for sure.

Belly Button in or out? It's halfway out. It's all wonky looking.

What I miss: I miss when I wasn't itchy! (I know; you're shocked.)

What I am looking forward to: When I don't itch anymore! Oh, also, my growth ultrasound on Friday. Can't wait!

Weekly Wisdom: Not being insanely itchy is always better than being itchy.

Milestones: Third Trimester! So exciting. :)

And here's me, 27 weeks, 6 days!

Have a lovely Wednesday! Sorry for all of the complaining about itching. I will find more interesting things to write about for the rest of this week. :)


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  1. Dang- the itching sounds truly miserable! Sorry there isn't much that can be done to keep you more comfortable or change it. You always keep such a positive attitude though, which isn't easy I am sure when you wanna cry your belly hurts so bad. Ah, the things we endure for our babies :)

  2. Hey Mariah - I just found out you have this blog and am reading backwards! I love it!

    I got PUPP AFTER Michael was born, and I am SO SO sorry. It totally sucked! They didn't know why or what to do about it, and mine started in my stretch marks too and then spread all over my body. It lasted about two weeks and I was SO miserable, but it did go away, thank goodness. The only thing that helped me were hot, hot showers - I got relief, and there was also some medicated Aveeno lotion that helped. What a crazy time. Anyway, I'm glad your pregnancy is going well - you sound like you're doing great! Looking forward to reading the rest!