I am currently in the 32nd week of pregnancy, my belly currently measures an incredible 115 cm in circumference. Handsome! Our little girl is doing great and she is well looked after. Here comes the report: Pregnancy with lipedema # 4 - final spurt.
Mood and feelings
No hormonal bursts, no howling attacks. I am really very balanced. I am now a little afraid of what is coming. Will i be a good mother Will we be good role models for our daughter? Can I get a job and a child under one roof? Many questions. I think the answers will be found when our girl is born. But what really makes me despair are these 1000 pages of bureaucracy that one would like to have done beforehand. Parental allowance, maternity protection allowance, child allowance ... OHJE! For everyone who is in the same situation as I am, organize a consultation appointment with the Sparkasse, your tax advisor or the responsible authority. It is worth gold!
Desires / dislikes
I got cravings. But they really vary every day. From hearty chicken in aspic to cream cheese with tomatoes, everything was there at the time. But really more hearty than sweet. To be honest, I was really happy to eat something with an appetite again. Unfortunately, the evening nausea has started again after two weeks. Well ... it really seems to hang over me.
Pregnancy with lipedema
Hello dear storages, here I am! So yeah, I'm really struggling with water right now. But I think it's really just water. No flare-ups, no pain, no lipedema. Still, it's not that nice and you feel tired, sluggish and bloated. Long walks are no longer an option because, firstly, my feet hurt so much and, secondly, the baby is really pressing hard on the bladder. So in combination with the compression, I spend a lot of time on the toilet.
My joints are rather soft and I have severe symphysis pain. For me, this means that I can hardly get up pain-free. There is a strong pull in the groin. Even large steps or turns while lying down are not really possible. Here I have to say that the compression brings relief. As long as I wear it, my pelvis compresses and that actually helps. I was able to get rid of heartburn and nausea for about a month, now they are loyal companions again. Welcome back.
Our little girl currently weighs about 1466 grams and is very healthy. It won't get that big, the doctor has already said that. But it is not particularly surprising given the size of the parents. I'm only 156 cm tall, my husband 174 cm. So we didn't expect a huge one from the start.
We have now done a antenatal class and I'm really excited. A lot of important information, a lot of things that I didn't know - so it's worth it. I would recommend this to all expectant moms. Topics included: baby care, childbirth, breastfeeding and the puerperium.
I get a lot of emails from you. Many worry about whether you will get through a pregnancy with lipedema. Many think of the pounds that are added. Dear ones, I can only encourage you! Follow your wish and think positively. There is nothing better than feeling life.
I didn't really want to bring up the subject of weight. Personally, I think it's nonsense to put yourself under pressure because of your weight during pregnancy. Every woman is different, every woman gains a different number and that's a good thing, isn't it? Stop making comparisons ... but for those who still find it helpful - I'm currently 16 kilos more.
In this sense,
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