I feel like I'm starting to lose track of the weeks here.
Some of the discomforts of pregnancy have found me. I have to be diligent about my posture these days, particurlarly while standing. I tend to slouch while standing by shifting my weight on to one hip or the other... I think a lot of women do this. I find that if I do this for very long, my back will crack very loudly when I straighten back up again. And sometimes I just get hot and start to feel faint from standing for very long.
And then I started having this lower back pain that tingled and twitched on just my right side. I'm not sure, but dr. google seems to think it might be sciatica, which isn't uncommon during pregnancy.
Since monitoring my posture, I haven't had the twitching, but it made me realize just how much I slouch (any time I stand still). I will follow up with my ob about this... I certainly don't want to develop any lasting problems if there are exercises I can do to help it.
And Your Pregnancy Week by Week told me that I have to stop sleeping on my back this week. I usually mix side sleeping with back sleeping, but not being able to back sleep at all has proved to be an uncomfortable challenge. Since I try to be on my left side most of the time, I find that my right hip suffers from not being supported. I have shoved pillows every which way to no avail. I have been staring at the pregnancy pillows online, but it doesn't look like they make one that would solve my particular problem. Maybe it will get easier as I go along. I really hope I don't end up on bed rest. I don't think I'd do well.
But everything else seems to be good. I keep thinking the heartburn is creeping up on me, but then it goes away for awhile. My skin is looking pretty good. I think I'm up a couple of lbs, but that's probably to be expected at this point. Oh, and second trimester libido increase is in full swing ;)