Re: May 2013 pregnancy
posted at 6/3/2013 11:10 AM EDT
Thanks SS! That makes sense. I was initially concerned bc I remembered being told to call if I had more than 4 BH in an hour, but I guess that stops applying once you are far enough along and the BH are just "normal". Mine were back with a vengeance yesterday!
I felt like there was no room in my stomach recently, so I wasn't able to eat as much at a meal as I was pre-pg, so this was a surprising change! I've followed the "eat when I'm hungry" rule throughout my pg and it has worked so far, so I have no plans on abandoning it now. I had no weight gain between 34-36 weeks, so we'll see what happens over the next 4 weeks. I'm not too worried.
ETA: Unrelated, but do any of you follow Boston.com's pregnancy blog? I don't know why I do, bc she drives me completely batty. Today's post is about how hard it is on the author that she is fertile and some of her friends have struggled with pregnancy loss or infertility. In fairness, it sounds like she was asked some truly inappropriate questions about her path to a healthy pg, but her "woe is me" attitude has me rolling my eyes.
Being pregnant with a healthy baby is a huge gift and joy, but I don't need the whole world to throw a party for me. My DH and I, our families, and some close friends who are in the right place in their lives, are joyful for this child. I don't need to broadcast that excitement for broader validation to feel like I have properly celebrated and appreciated the moment, and certainly not to those who might be struggling with infertility or loss. That's just how life goes; it's not "shortchanging the pregnancy experience".
...But I had similar reactions to the blogger's posts about how pregnant women aren't really mothers yet, and about what a terrible horrible thing it was that her baby was not born by her due date...