Size: A big juicy cantaloupe! Apparently she weighs 1.5 lbs which is just crazy to me.
Weight gain: Guys, I am up to 17 pounds so far. I am averaging about 4 lbs a month. Apparently there is nothing abnormal or alarming about this to anyone besides me.
Maternity clothes: The clothes struggle is real. I am still wearing some non-maternity tanks, leggings, dresses, tee shirts. But getting dressed is always quite the challenge, especially for work. I have to break down soon and make some more purchases.
Stretch marks: So I have found a few. They are on my hips/butt. And so it starts.
Sleep: Sleeping still sucks. I have a pregnancy pillow but every night my legs ache so bad that I spend time trying to stretch and change positions to help.
Gender: Girlie Girl. We have another maternal fetal appointment next week and I know Joe will be asking for confirmation, ha!
Movement: Little girl is a moving machine and I love it! I know I can expect to feel it in the AM, after I eat and in the evenings. She is starting to move around much more so where I feel her is always changing.
Best moment this week: Our whole weekend was amazing (per my post on Monday).
Looking forward to: Our last ultrasound at maternal fetal next week. So sad after having so many ultrasounds at the beginning. I might break down and get a 3D/4D just to get another peak at her.
Food Cravings: Carbs, chips, Mexican, fruit.
Food Aversions: bell peppers
Labor Signs: Had a scare this week and last. Dr. Google told me it could be pre-term labor. I panicked. All is fine. Note to self- say no to Dr Google!
What I miss: Finally booze has become something I miss. We went to a friend’s house and it was perfect weather and everyone was drinking it up and I would have loved to join them.
Symptoms: Lots of movement, heartburn, baby brain, lack of sleep and starting to generally just feel big.
Nursery: It is prepped and ready for painting! Can’t wait to have that done and be able to start the decorating.
Mood: I am still one happy girl. I really love being pregnant and feel so blessed that we are where we are today. I think back to those 2 years of trying and all we went through and it seems like so long ago. While life is so great these days I will never take for granted our journey to becoming parents.