I feel so terrible that I haven't made the time to record much about this pregnancy. Though, I will admit, I have taken more "belly bump" pictures with my little Hamida then I did with Ahmad. Perhaps that is because I started showing quicker with my little girl then I did with Ahmad?
Anyhoo, I just thought it would be nice to kind of update on this pregnancy, since I haven't wrote anything about it as of yet.
The first three months I was nauseated but never threw up, with Ahmad I was throwing up until I reached the 2nd trimester and even then, sometimes in the evening I would throw up with him. So alhamdulilah, no major sickness with this baby.
Other then the sickness I had no issues with Ahmad, but with my little girl I have had this terrible back pain. It is just one muscle in my lower back that hurts like you wouldn't believe. It hurts when I bend over, walk, sit, try to get up, no matter what it is there.
I also started getting the braxton hicks really early on this pregnancy, I think around 20 weeks? At 22 weeks I got so frightened we actually made a trip to the hospital (for my new readers, I have had a preemie and miscarriage so if anything is out of the ordinary I am advised to go to the hospital).
For a long while the doctors weren't sure why I had Ahmad early at 35 weeks, but thus far my cervix has stayed nice and long, so we have taken an incompetent cervix out of the equation. For this pregnancy, at 24 weeks, I started getting progesterone injections. When an expectant woman is in lack of progesterone, it can cause miscarriage or premature delivery. We will see if this keeps little Hamida in until 37 weeks, insha'allah.
With Ahmad I had the hardest time gaining weight, but alhamdulilah in this pregnancy I have been doing good. Well, at first I lost a lot of weight, I went down to 110lbs. Normal pre-pregnancy weight was 115lbs. Today, I just got weighed at the doctors and I am a hefty 137lbs! Alhamdulilah! When I gave birth to Ahmad I was only 132lbs.
Insha'allah all of my lovely readers are doing well, and please keep me in you duas and prayers that I reach full term!