27.2 weeks from LMP and feeling good. I'm starting to get aching hips at night, even with a thick, deep memory foam mattress topper. That was probably the least fun thing about pregnancy last time around. I felt like an eternal pancake at night, always flipping from one side to the other.
I recently re-tested my hemoglobin and although the level itself is good, it hasn't dropped from my 18 week level. If you've read Anne Frye's textbooks, you'll know that she is a stickler for wanting to see a falling Hg level between 12 and 28 weeks, since it indicates adequate blood volume expansion. I didn't have a chance to check my Hg earlier than 18 weeks, so it's possible it was a bit higher at 12 weeks. Anyway, I'm working on increasing my protein intake, as well as ensuring I'm getting enough colorful fruits and veggies and calories overall. I feel like I am already maxed out with how much I can eat--there's only so much room in my stomach!--but I am doing what I can. I'm still only 10 lbs above my pre-pregnancy weight, whereas last pregnancy I was close to +20 at this point. (I started out the same weight each time.) It's bizarre that I am so much bigger this time, yet have gained less weight. Where is it all (not) going???