Size: An avocado, or a grenade. Your choice. My friend Heather always texts me asking me what fruit I am that week. Ha! So weird to compare a baby to a piece of fruit. But, since I love fruit so much these days I will take it.
Speaking of Heather- quick shout out to the girl who was due end of August but texted us all at 1:45am on Monday letting us know her water broke. Just a few hours later baby Graham was born. Dear Baby H, please be like your friend Graham and come earlier rather than later. Thanks.
Weight gain: After my appointment this AM I am looking at roughly a 6 pound weight gain so far. Not knowing where I started this could be really higher or lower than what it is.
Maternity clothes: I definitely broke out one of the new pairs of jeans I got this week. Also, have officially popped and even had coworkers make comments this week. No holding it in anymore.
Stretch marks: I noticed some of the boobs but Joe said those have always been there. He is probably the expert so going to go with “none”. Using my oil every day.
Sleep: Sleep is still ok. I haven’t broken down and bought into the preggo pillow yet but have added a pillow between my legs and it makes such a difference. Still find myself on my back all the time which is weird because I never used to sleep on it.
Gender: Still a few weeks away from finding out. I have been on the girl train from the beginning but had my first dream where my baby was here and it was a beautiful boy! Not sure if that means anything or not but was so fun to see “him”.
Movement: None yet. Come on baby, let me know you are there!
Best moment this week: Finally popping. I am loving my new bump accessory!
Looking forward to: our 18 week appointment. This is being done at the maternal fetal specialists office so we will get a very in depth ultra sound. It will have been 6 weeks since my last one so am anxious to see how big baby is now.
Food Cravings: Still anything carby. If someone mentions a food to me I pretty much eat it at some point in that same week. Glad I DVR everything so I don’t see any commercials enticing me! And lots of fruit. Of course then all the fruits I am eating have been recalled, cue panic mode.
Food Aversions: Still not really into vegetables. I have eaten more than the first trimester but they don’t ever really sound appetizing.
Labor Signs: Nada
What I miss: Nothing, honestly. I don’t even miss booze, which I really thought I would. We had family in town and went to a local lake bar and I was quite content with my ice water. Now I am sure in football season this will change.
Symptoms:. Nausea came back at 15 weeks. Not cool baby, not cool. Headaches started recently and a stuffy nose. Overall not feeling great-bummer.
Nursery: uh yeah, no progress.
Mood: Still pretty darn happy. Although I do have to admit- having some of the symptoms go away at 14 weeks really had me nervous. Also, having 1 appointment a month has been torture. I need reassurance that everything is going ok so the fact that I have more symptoms now is A-ok with me.