Rudy, Kosta, and I spent our first Christmas in the U.S. together this year...or "last year" since today is January 2, 2012. (It's going to take me a while to get used to writing 2012). We had such a great time seeing everyone and eating all the good food. I think Kosta and I enjoyed the food a little too much.
And this is where I begin to blame it on the holidays. OK - so when I arrived in the United States on December 10th I had no idea how much weight I gained since my last visit three months before. I had my first appointment on the 15th for a little check-up, glucose test, and ultrasound. I was so surprised to find out that I had only gained 10 pounds so far going into my 7th month of pregnancy.
Little did I know that would all change while being in the U.S. for 3 weeks for the holidays. My next appointment was a little over 2 weeks after my first and I knew I gained weight since my stomach was starting to look like a watermelon. Well, I was right - I gained 6 pounds! I was freaking out because just 3 weeks before I had only gained 10 pounds the entire pregnancy. Luckily the doctor reassured me that I am still gaining the right amount of weight.
I am hoping I will be able to keep my weight on track now that I am back in Costa Rica. I know I eat healthier while I am here so it shouldn't be a problem...I think? Ha ha.
Anyway, I am currently 30 weeks and a day pregnant today. I can't believe it's been a month since my last post - I'm such a slacker! Well, I guess this means its time to reveal the damage the holidays have done so far - ha ha.
So there you have it...my belly is not so little anymore. Guess it was only a matter of time until it blew up like a balloon :) People keep telling me it's all baby - I hope they're not just saying that so I won't get my feelings hurt...because I highly doubt anyone would say "Wow Stephanie, you've gained weight and it's not all baby" Oh well...guess a little white lie won't hurt right now ;)
Anyway, the past month was a busy one. We are still trying to prepare for Kosta, which is kind of hard to do all the way from here. I think we have the basics together so far - crib, changing table/dresser, pack'n'play playard, stroller/car seat, infant carriers, etc... We're still working on getting the nursery together, which is going to be amazing since I have the help of the best mama and sister-in-law in the world!
Well, I guess it's time for me to sign off - I am starting to get distracted and lose my train of thought..thanks to pregnancy brain! I'll come back later and do an update of pregnancy highlights.