Sunday, September 25, 2016

23 weeks...

It's been an interesting week.  The re-org at work is under way.  I'm grateful I'm on the winning side right now.  Hoping it stays that way.  With a baby on the way and going on maternity leave I really don't want to have a new boss.  It would be easy to be forgotten when I'm not around by someone new.  The other thing is we are adopting a kitten.  Amelia is so sad and clingy.  She really needs a companion and better to do it now before I get too uncomfortable and the baby arrives.  I know a new baby is going to suck all my time from Amelia and if she has a playmate she may be okay.  We found one today and we'll be picking him up on Tuesday morning.

The best thing that happened this morning is J got to feel the baby give a good kick.  It was early this morning and I felt her kick.  I asked J if he wanted to feel her.  He put his had on my belly and boom she gave him a kick as if to say "Mr... I'm here.  It was so awesome.

Symptoms I felt this week:
  • Breasts still hurt
  • Tired
  • Belly popping out
  • Sciatica pain but not too bad
  • Very full belly 
  • Baby has some good kicks and now J can feel them too :)
  • Can't sleep a full night due to bladder needing to be emptied.  

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

22 weeks...

Another week has gone by.  We found a farm for our cat to live on.  I can't believe how upsetting this was.  We've had her for 3 years and although her behavior improved greatly, she still had unpredictable aggression.  Mainly toward me.  I wish we could have fixed her of that but we ran out of time.  An old co-worker's mother in law has a farm and we brought her there.  She sent me pictures after we left and started to feel better about it.  She had her tail up high and looked like she was really enjoying herself.  My friend said she was hanging with the chickens and trying to climb the trees.  Maybe this is what she needed all along.  I was hoping for an indoor only home but no shelter would take her from us.  Now Amelia seems like she's a bit down and very clingy.  We may need to find her a playmate soon.  Other than that work is crazy.  We had a reorg and not sure how things are going to play out.  People are scared about losing there jobs.  Trying hard not to stress about it.

Symptoms I felt this week:
  • Breasts still hurt
  • Tired
  • Belly popping out
  • Sciatica pain
  • Very full belly 
  • Baby is definitely moving and kicks me in my bladder every once in a while
  • Can't sleep a full night