sarvikuono (neti pot) 4 times since I bought it earlier this week. I'm still not quite sure what to think about it. The main thing is that I don't think it is working for me. My nose is just as stuck afterward or maybe I get 5 minutes of relief, but mainly I just have a slight feeling of water in my nose and saltwater taste in my mouth. Thankfully I don't mind saltwater flavor that much. Either I am just not using it correctly or my nostrils really are so plugged up that I can barely get water to flow through them. I honestly think it is the latter. The first time I used it, water flowed quite well through one nostril, but not the other. The other 3 times, I was lucky if I got a drip-drip motion to happen. In any case, my nose it still plugged, I'm still not breathing well at night and I'm not getting a decent night's sleep. Also, it doesn't look like we'll be getting any rain for the next few days, so allergies will continue to plague me. Such is life.
Her first kid is 1,5 years old. And while I am very happy for her, (you can hear the 'but', coming, can't you?!) infertility reminders can't help but rear their ugly head and give me a very small pang of sadness at how unfair it is that she is fertile enough to conceive so quickly and easily. Stupid infertility! Yet, I am so very grateful that I am healthily pregnant right now as I am in a much better head space to hear news like this.
As I took the bus to the other side of town yesterday to return the library books, the bus path is directly through the center of town, which has cobbled streets. These cobbles made Paxlet decide to wiggle a bit, both directions, afterward. It made me smile.
And now on to the weekly update.
Total Weight Loss/Gain: I'm up another kilo this week, which makes 11 total so far.
Maternity Clothes: My black maternity pants and a bright and colorful dress (non-maternity) are by far my most favorite clothes right now. I've been going through my clothes trying to figure out what still fits, what definitely doesn't and what sort of wardrobe I have and what I need to buy in order to survive another 3 or so months. I definitely need a few shirts that are longer in length.
Stretch marks: Still no marks, but my tummy is getting more taught. And with that, my belly button is getting more and more shallow. Eeew!
Sleep: Sleep is difficult to come by. I'm exhausted each night, but with my allergies still raging on in the form of a stuffed up nose, I just can't sleep well. Hopeless thinking is that once we move to our new place, maybe there will be less allergens in the air inside. Like I said, hopeless thinking.
Movement: I'm still amazed (and slightly weirded out) that I have a little someone wiggling around inside me. Paxlet's kicks and movements are getting stronger, but they aren't painful yet. Or rather, if he kicks in just the right place when I'm not expecting it, I will give a little "oof" but it isn't painful.
So far, most all movements have been concentrated on the right side of my tummy, most of them in the lower region. I wonder if and when that will change. Not that I want him kicking my ribs, as I've so often heard of.
Cravings/Aversions: I can still go for some sweet things, but the craving for them isn't as strong as it was the last couple of weeks. Although, even if I crave sweets right now, I do wonder how much of that is just me normally (as I am a candy rat) and how much of it is pregnancy related cravings.
Gender: It's a boy!!
I jokingly suggested to Mr Siili that we should name our little boy Urpo (as I noticed yesterday that Friday is his name day). Mr Siili replied that he still thinks Ylermi would be the better choice. So Paxlet's unofficial never-going-to-be-his-name is Ylermi Urpo.
(To hear a correct, but in my opinion strange, pronunciation of Ylermi, follow the link.)
Symptoms: This week I've started noticing how the area over my pubic bone is quite sore. I don't think it is the bone itself, maybe more of the tissue above it. I'm not worried about it, as the last time I was at my neuvola appointment the nurse asked if that area was sore/hurting and when I replied it wasn't, she said something along the lines of "don't worry, it will be in the future". So, it's now sore/hurting.
The last two days, I've gotten some sharp stabbing pains in the right side of my stomach. It has been in the same spot each time and it feels like someone is sticking a long pin in me. Not pleasant at all.
What I miss: I miss sleep! I also miss being able to breathe normally most of the time.
What I look forward to: Many things to look forward to this upcoming week.
For starters, Mr Siili and I are going out to dinner this evening. (We've got a gift card that needs to be used before the end of the month. *sheepish grin*)
While I don't look forward to the rest of the packing we have to do, I do look forward to moving into our new place and being fully moved!
I have the glucose test on Monday. While I've heard good and not so pleasant experiences with it, I'm just excited to experience another part of the pregnancy journey. Plus, I'm taking a few books with me (finally got 50 Shades of Grey) so I won't be bored.
Moods: Tired, a bit stressed, happy (especially happy to be on holiday) and everything in between
Milestones: Paxlet is the size of an eggplant still! But he is also about the weight of a head of cauliflower (900g).
In the books I've read and online sites I've been following, yesterday marked the start of 7 months and the 3rd trimester!
Medical concerns: Nothing pregnancy related. I think allergies are going to get the best of me this year. People who know me and I talk to on the phone always ask: Are you ok? Your voice sounds funny/different. Yup, that's what happens when your nose is so plugged up you can't breathe or talk without getting winded.
Sex?: A distant memory of the past, unfortunately. Although, I do hope we'll find the desire and time to break in our new house. Heheehe
Misc: We should have internet at the new place from the start, but who knows when I'll have time to post an update.
This week's bump pictures have not yet been taken, but hopefully this evening Mr Siili can take them. And when I get a moment, the pictures will uploaded and then can be seen in the Paxlet Pictures tab.