I am terrible about keeping up with this blog apparently... and writing this post for the link up. Though I do like being able to put whole weeks instead of weeks and days. I'm weird like that. Anywho...
How far along are you? I am 20 weeks! Woohoo! I've hit the halfway point!
Prayer requests: I have hyperemesis gravidarum and it really has hit me hard this week. I've been trying really hard to not take my anti~nausea medication, and use more natural remedies like tea and potatoes, and mint, but I've had to use my anti~nausea medication several times this week. =( Prayers that I can keep food down and hopefully gain some weight this pregnancy would be amazing! Also prayers for my mom to have a good reaction when I tell her we are using a midwife instead of my OB would be very much appreciated.
Scripture that speaks to me this week: Zephiniah 3:17~ The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. This was one of the scriptures in my bible reading this week. I thought it was so cool that God would sing over me. It made me start to wonder what God's voice would sound like. It also made me think of what my angel baby is experiencing in Heaven. She gets to hear God's voice and see his face. What an amazing thing!
Symptoms: Still the normal nausea and vomiting. I've also had my carpal tunnel come back. Currently it is only in one arm. I hope it stays that way. I'm anemic, so my carpal tunnel normally comes back pretty quickly during pregnancy.
Medical Stuff: I meet with my midwife on Thursday for the first time! I am really excited, and really nervous. I get to hear Tobin's heartbeat then, so I'm really excited for that. Nothing horribly interesting has happened since last week.
Weight gain (or loss)? Loss. I stepped on the scale and I was another 2 pounds lighter. Woohoo... If I wasn't pregnant, this amazing amount of weight loss would be awesome. I am hoping to put on weight within the next few weeks.
Discussion question: With my last pregnancy, my mom, my dad, one of my sisters, my husband, and about a dozen doctors and nurses were in the hospital room when I delivered. This time, it will be my husband, my mom, dad, and mother in law hopefully in the birthing room at my midwife's center. I'm hoping to have the other family members stay home, and then come over to our house the next day. For other mommies trying to decide who to have in the birthing room, I would suggest, go with how you feel. I feel that birth is a very important and special event. I only want those closest to me, who I feel comfortable with in there with me. My daughter's birth was very stressful with the amount of people pressuring me to let others into the delivery room.