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I'm following a first-time pregnant mom, bam61907, on her exciting journey from bump to baby. Check back every Wednesday for the latest developments!
What's Happening with Mom: This was a quiet week. I've been busy with work and school.
I feel like little Aubrey had a big growth spurt though and -- this was a new development -- I started leaking milk! One morning when I got out of the shower I looked down and I was like, holy crap, I am leaking big time out of both nipples!
At my last prenatal appointment, I had my glucose screening test for gestational diabetes. I had the orange glucose drink in the lab and it wasn't bad at all. It just tasted like flat orange soda. My midwife said I'll only hear from her if the results from the test indicate a problem.
I haven't had leg cramps this week but I have been so tired. Every week I seem to be more and more exhausted. I'm starting to feel like the fatigue is holding me back from getting more things done.
I have been really freaking out about stretch marks. I soak my stomach and body in several lotions about three times a day. I only have one small one so far, but I'm worried about getting more the bigger I get. I know I shouldn't stress about them and of course it will be worth it in the end even if I do get them.
The highlight of the week has definitely been the baby's kicks and movements! I love them. It feels like she's flipping around in my stomach.
Justin is always saying, "I wish Aubrey was here now!" The pregnancy is really going by slowly for him. I can't wait to see how he reacts once she's here and he's able to hold her. We tried for about eight months to get pregnant, and it still shocks us both that we are!
What's Happening with Baby: I'm a full two and a half pounds or more and over 15 inches long now. My bones are fully developed but still soft and I'm beginning to build stores of iron and calcium. My movements are becoming stronger -- look out for pokes and jabs!
Question of the Week from Pregnancy:
The milk doesn't usually "come in" until a couple of days after the baby is born, although I was leaky with colostrum months before the baby was due. -- SandraB383
I was leaking at four months pregnant with my first baby. It all depends on your hormones. -- leekim2004
Leaking colostrum during pregnancy doesn't happen for all women. Either way, it's normal and has no bearing on breastfeeding after the baby is born. -- Meshell7
Are you a third trimester mom now? How is your experience similar to or different than Brittany's? What's your top pregnancy concern or complaint at the moment?