Overall, things are going well. My belly is getting bigger, although the rest of me doesn't seem to be. I am up 15 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight. I had a routine visit with my gastroenterologist, and because of the abdominal pain I'd been having, she ran pancreatic and liver panels just to make sure everything was okay. They came back fine, but she said I need to make an effort to eat more protein. I was so disappointed. I have been struggling with the protein, because it's the only thing I just DON'T want to eat, but I thought I'd been forcing enough of it down my throat. Apparently not. So, I've redoubled my efforts. Oh, and I've dropped the high-fiber cereal from my diet (eggs, instead--meh), and since then, no more abdominal pain. Well, at least we've gotten to the bottom of both issues!
The only disconcerting thing is that I've started lightly spotting again. I'm not having any cramps or anything else that would send me flying to the doctors. They told me last time to check in with them if I had any other warning signs of preterm labor, but since it's just a tiny, tiny bit of pink spotting every few days, I'm trying not to freak out, and I'm keeping a close eye on things. My next appointment is in two weeks. If anything changes or becomes more worrisome, I'll call before then.
The baby is becoming more and more active. I can feel her throughout the day now. The funny part is feeling her in two places at once. It's weird to think that she's gotten that big! It's so exciting, though.