I had my 4th Prenatal Appointment this morning, which was rescheduled from last Friday. On my way to last week's appointment, I got a call saying that another patient had gone into labor and my doctor was heading to the hospital to deliver the baby!
Everything looks and sounds great with the baby! I am measuring right where I should be, I'm up 7 lbs, and I'm feeling really good! Hollister (my doctor) asked me if I have been feeling any contractions yet. I told her I did not think I had, but if I was, what would they feel like? She told me that they would just feel like a slight tightening around my stomach - often times during or after long walks or exercise. It was then that I realized the discomfort I was feeling while Greg and I were walking around Greenlake were most certainly these types of contractions! Nothing to be alarmed about, but good to know for the future I suppose.
I have noticed (over the past few days) a few symptoms that seem to be the beginning of my "feeling pregnant":
* After long periods of sitting, my tailbone/lower back are sore. I can tell after a day sitting in my office chair that it is time for me to get some movement in. Might need to incorporate some office yoga during lunch more often!
* Headaches. I would say I have one strong enough to make me take some Tylenol at least every 2-3 days. Mildly annoying, but manageable.
* Mini-contractions (I guess?)
And I just had to share this picture. After changing into my yoga clothes, I walked out of the bathroom at work and my coworker Shauntel said I should take a picture. I swear, so much bigger from just last week's picture!