• Week Twenty Three •
Baby is the size of a Papaya! 11.4 inches from head to foot and weighs 1.25 pounds. Officially hitting the 6 months of being pregnant. I defiantly now feel it! The backaches are now in full effect and getting out of bed isn't as easy as it use to be. Sadly acid reflux has returned & TMI boob leakage is happening. Hahaha, the lovely times of pregnancy! I really can't complain though. I have had an awesome pregnancy so far & have had the best support/helpful other half I could ask for. He even said he would clean the tub for me! Which normally I take care of the washroom on the cleaning list.
By the end of my 23 weeks I started to feel a bit off & sluggish. I didn't think much of it but then Wednesday rolled around & I was having bad cramping when I was at work.. I do what every other pregnant woman would do and turn to mom groups & forums on pregnancy sites. Looking up " Cramping 24 weeks, feels like period cramps." I got a mix of answers so I called my maternity doctor and let her know my symptoms the last couple of days and how I've been feeling. She said I should head to the hospital to be assessed, but before we made any solid plan she put me on hold for a couple of minutes and we both decided I should just come into the office. So thats what I did!
I did a urine test as the main test before diving deeper. THANKFULLY that's all I had to do. Turned out I had a urinary tract infection and didn't even know it. I was prescribed antibiotics and told if my cramps do not go away by the next morning to hit up labour & delivery where I would be assessed and additional testing would be done for Step B. Normally doctors wouldn't talk to someone who is 24 weeks pregnant about Step B because it's not a concern/you're not tested until 37/38 weeks. IF someone is more prone to UTI's during pregnancy that would look at those women first. However, that being said this is my second within the whole pregnancy and no culture grew in my last test at the lab. My doctor is just really great for letting me be aware ahead of time.
Why do pregnant women get more UTI's?
UTI’s are more common during pregnancy because of changes in the urinary tract. The uterus sits directly on top of the bladder. As the uterus grows, its increased weight can block the drainage of urine from the bladder, causing an infection.
What is Strep B?
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacterial infection that can be found in a pregnant woman’s vagina or rectum. This bacteria is normally found in the vagina and/or rectum of about 25% of all healthy, adult women. Women who test positive for GBS are said to be colonized. A mother can pass GBS to her baby during delivery. GBS can cause lung or brain infections in the baby.
I felt like I was almost too productive on my weekend because when Monday hit.. I felt SO exhausted like I was hit by the sleep bus. I think I should really designate Sunday's just to being lazy bones but if I do that I feel kind of crappy! No winning I guess during pregnancy.
This week we got a new shelving unit for the close for a "unconventional dresser" idea. Thanks Pinterest! I can't wait to show you guys.
I thought I would share what I ate this week because once I find a good routine I rarely steer away from it for the week. I have really been craving baked potato this week and PB & J sandwiches. Raspberry anything is still a craving too. I just can't get enough! I can no longer really eat burgers because they start acid reflux for me pretty badly. Im totally okay with switching it up. My spouse is a BBQ master and has the nickname "Flippy" for a reason. Here is what I ate this week below! Please note I have now adopted a vegan lifestyle newly this week. I have spoken to my doctor and we have covered all the basis of nutrition & what I should be taking as far as supplements go.