Size: Head of cauliflower or 2.5 lbs.
Weight gain: 20 pounds. I think now I am finally starting to accept the weight gain. I definitely like looking pregnant and having strangers notice so bring it on.
Maternity clothes: Still a mix of maternity pants and then normal tops, dresses, leggings with a longer maternity tank. About to break down and buy a few more cold weather pieces to give myself some more options.
Stretch marks: Only the few I noticed a few weeks ago.
Sleep: Oh sleep, I remember you old friend. These days if I get a few solid hours I am feeling pretty good the next day through work. It's a combination of insomnia, achy legs and now anxiety about not getting sleep that keep me awake. I tell myself that it's just my body preparing for Charlie in the next few months. My doc today said I don't have to restrict sleeping on my side, say whattt?? Apparently it's really not until the baby is bigger at the end and the pressure is too much. She said to go for however I am comfortable and actually can sleep. HOORAY!!!
Gender: Sweet little Charlie. It's so fun to hear people talk and reference her by name. It makes it all so much more real. Although, I will admit, I said "it" when referring to her the other night. Joe loved pointing it out to me, hahaha.
Movement: Oh yes, she's a mover. Now that she is bigger she will get some body part shoved up against my rib cage which feels just as good as it sounds. How do you Moms know what body part it is exactly I will never know. I just know I feel her all over. And not only feel her but can watch her too. The other day in a meeting with my boss', my top was moving around and I kept wondering if they were seeing it too.
Best moment this week: Taking a mid-week shopping trip to get her crib and mattress. Buying the bed she will be sleeping in was kind of crazy.
Looking forward to: Getting our carpets cleaned this weekend and hopefully Joe finding the time to finish painting. That would mean we are ready to move all the 100's of items in our living room up to her room and can finally see her special place come together. Oh and seeing if I passed my glucose test I took this morning. Fingers crossed!!
Food Cravings: Oh carbs, plums, Cracklin Oat Bran cereal.
Food Aversions: bell peppers. Will I ever eat them again?
Labor Signs: Having a little cramping which might be Braxton Hicks starting. My doc told me at my 24 week appointment that this would start happening.
What I miss: I want a Godzilla roll from Nikko's in Charlotte. If you live here and are not pregnant please go and eat one for me. I also would love a goblet of red wine, thanks.
Symptoms: Heartburn more frequently, back pain, numb belly at very top (random), shortness of breath doing the simplest of tasks.
Nursery: Almost time to get it ready!
Mood: Shits starting to get real. Third Trimester popping up on my phone this week along with Christmas decorations and commercials starting to come on makes me know that we are in the home stretch. These next 3 months are going to fly by!