Post by allthekristys on Apr 26, 2021 10:38:14 GMT -6
Weeks Pregnant: 15 weeks tomorrow
Babies are the size of a: Pear - I have 2 pears in my uterus
Appointments: I have my 16week appointment next week, 5/5. I haven't been since I was 12 weeks.
How are you feeling? Mostly fine. My uterus is just so heavy already. Sleeping is really getting tough, and clothes are all sucking right now. I am also so hungry all of the time.
Rants/raves? I am still so mad that MW can't come to literally any appointments with me, not even the anatomy scan. I feel bad for her missing out on those things. Not like she wants to come to all my routine appointments, but having the option taken away sucks. Also I expected she would be able to come to the anatomy scan, but she can't. So instead I will be there, for 2 hours, by myself. Wahhh.
I did book a private scan to surprise her with on Mother's Day...that'll be the only US she gets to see.
How are you feeling? Finally getting my energy back!
Rants/raves? Maternity benefits... UGH. My company has AMAZING maternity benefits and it is literally the only thing keeping me there (12 weeks fully paid). If I leave to go to a new job I have ZERO protections or benefits at my disposal. I've never really been an outspoken feminist type but this really has me hot! I'm literally trapped at a job I hate because if I leave I will have to take unpaid leave and potentially lose whatever role I am in because I won't have FMLA protection...
Baby is the Size of a: game console controller/pomegranate
Appointments: appt yesterday and Anatomy scan scheduled for May 18.
How are you feeling? Alright. Hip pain is starting and I have a headache that won’t leave but I’m doing pretty good.
Rants/raves? Finally got to hear baby on the Doppler yesterday at my appt. It’s been kicking lots - especially in the last day or two. My dad came up to visit so it was nice to have an outdoor visit with him (hadn’t seen him since November). I also booked my Covid Vaccine for next week. I had been flip flopping on the idea but the nurse yesterday pointed out that pregnant women are at a higher risk to end up in ICU - that followed up with an article popping up on Apple news that basically said the same thing. I think H is relieved I made that decision.
allthekristys, that sucks that your wife can't go to at least the AS. I thought MH was going to miss mine but I received a notification from the office that since our community spread is no longer high, they are allowing one additional adult visitor. All of the appointment reminders say that they aren't allowing guests but they seem to be form emails, and since our community spread is still not high (and decreasing) I'm just going to bring him and play dumb if they say anything. This might be the only appointment he comes to.
chappy3, leave is so tricky in the US. I get so jealous when I hear our Canadian or European friends talk about their leave. At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel, and maybe while you're on leave you can look for a new job
whatsit, good luck with the vaccine! I've felt so relieved to have mine, and it feels like things can start to go back to normal.