Mom is very excited to be 75% of the way through the pregnancy! I’ll bet she’s not too terribly excited about the symptoms this article says to expect though. Flatulence, bloating, constipation, bleeding gums, mild swelling of ankles and feet – who could ask for anything more! 😉
Mom and Dad finally got to meet the OB today. It was a very quick visit. He began to examine Mom and said “Oh boy.” Then he said he’d be back in a few minutes to tell us what was going on. Turns out Mom officially no longer has Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction. Now Mom has Diastasis Symphysis Pubis which means her symphysis joint has widened more than the normal range for pregnancy of approximately 9mm. Yikes! Unfortunately, just like with SPD, there’s nothing to do about it. 🙁
Mom just heard back and she tested negative for Gestational Diabetes! Hurray!!! Now that’s what I call an awesome (early) birthday present!
Moms symptoms got worse. 🙁 The upset stomach is really bad. Still no real nausea just this horribly unsettled feeling that wont go away. And the exhaustion is insane. Mom pretty much feels like a zombie all the time. Sometimes she doesn’t even have the energy to eat! Dad’s actually getting a little worried. Mom stopped by the birth center today to ask for something for the upset stomach and they suggested an herbal remedy. Fingers crossed! She asked if they had anything for fatigue and the midwife suggestion Mom change to a different prenatal vitamin. Apparently the hard compressed pills can be harder for the body to process so Mom is going to find something else to try. Let’s hope this works!
So when I said Mom had no real symptoms, I may have spoken too soon. Lately Mom has been exhausted and she’s had a little bit of an upset stomach. Not nausea or queasiness really, just a little off. Hopefully it won’t get any worse than this. Wish us luck!
So far we can’t complain! Mom actually lost four pounds in the week before we got the big news and the only unpleasant symptom is some heartburn.
Between half and two thirds of pregnant women develop morning sickness. Symptoms usually start around the sixth week so we’ll see what happens in the next week or two. ;p On the plus side, morning sickness usually fizzles out around the end of the first trimester.