Weight gain: I have gained 13 pounds so far. Gulp! I am having a hard time with this because 6 of that was gained just in the last month. But my doctor was not concerned and baby is healthy so that's all that matters.
Maternity clothes: The only maternity clothes I wear are jeans. Other than that, I am taking advantage of some larger pieces my sister gave me and I have bought in the past to get me by. Soon I will need to get a few maternity work pants once maxi season will no longer be appropriate.
Stretch marks: None yet. Using my oil every day.
Sleep: Sleep kind of sucks. Because I have to sleep on my side I find my legs and knees ache all through the night and it wakes me up. Is this normal?
Gender: GIRL!!! Charlotte Jane. Now that we know things have gotten real. I love being able to talk about her with a name. I love finally visualizing my future and her nursery and everything else.
Movement: Finally, we have movement! It started right about 18.5 weeks and hasn’t stopped. I can feel her best while I am laying down or when I am sitting at my desk at work. I love it so much and cannot wait until Joe can feel her too.
Best moment this week: One night last week we spent cleaning out the nursery and then sitting on the floor with the dogs and just talked about what the room will look like and what life will be like once Charlie is here. A mini fridge was definitely talked about :)
Looking forward to: Our upcoming trip to Hilton Head. I can’t wait to get a full week with my family at the beach.
Food Cravings: Thankfully starting to want salads and veggies. No real cravings, except I always am in the mood for Mexican. Fruit. White cheddar popcorn.
Food Aversions: Grilled vegetables
Labor Signs: Nada
What I miss: Still nothing. I even bought a new bikini for our vacation to fit my newly “popped” figure and I really love the way I look in it. Who knew pregnant bikini shopping would be way more enjoyable than normal!
Symptoms:. Came down with a cold this week. Sore throat and runny nose not fun. But nothing really pregnancy related, which is nice now that I can feel Charlie moving around and know things are ok in there.
Nursery: Slowly coming along. Moved everything out of the closet and have started organizing and getting everything moved out. Have a weekend set for my Mom to come into town to help paint and get it baby girl ready.
Mood: Happy Go Lucky. Life is so good these days and aside from getting over myself with this weight gain I am loving this second trimester.