I just got an e-mail newsletter from pregnancyweekly.com. Here’s how it started out: “Pamela, you may experience an increased level of discomfort starting soon. Gas pain, feelings of bloating, water retention (edema) and an overall difficulty getting comfortable are very common complaints.”
Hmm… inspiring, no?
Yes, I have been experiencing a bit more discomfort, but I was just chalking it up to the prodigious amounts of pecan danishes and macaroni and cheese I’ve been scarfing. So, this is normal?
Overall, though, I’m still in the “nice” part of pregnancy — before the third trimester woes kick in. Whether or not I look pregnant really depends on what I wear. I was talking to someone last night at a business function and mentioned that I was expecting. He immediately looked down at my belly, and my eyes followed his. I guess wearing all black really does minimize curves.
Next doctors appointment is tomorrow — April Fools day. I’m doing some one hour test where they make you drink a sugary mixture, have you wait an hour, and then test your blood (I think) to see whether you’re developing gestational diabetes. So, there’s your 25 week update. Moving into week 26 before we know it!
UPDATE: The co-worker who sits in the cube next to me has been forced to endure my occasional questioning. “Do you think I look pregnant?” I’ve queried every couple of weeks. Today she instant messaged me: [11:53] news flash! [11:53] you do look pregnant (I’ve cut out her IM name to protect her identity.) My reaction: Wow!