DISCLAIMER: This post contains information about our pregnancy. Because I know all too well how these kinds of posts may affect my fellow #ttcsisters and #ttcbrothers, I include this disclaimer to forewarn you. I understand how much these posts can sting and promise to continue to add the disclaimer on any post that may be related to this pregnancy (assuming viability) so that you may have the option to bow out of reading. I understand.
Our baby is now the size of a stalk of Swiss chard. Because baby is running out of room, there are mostly stretches and wiggles instead of big kicks
Baby’s Weight: 6.30 lbs
Baby’s Length: 19.13 in
Total weight gain/loss: I am officially 187 pounds. Total Weight Gain is now 30 pounds.
Maternity clothes?: Yes and some of those are having to make room to accommodate this belly.
Favorite maternity outfit: Simple blue maxi dress with a boyfriend tee, pearls and earrings. Comfortable and stylish.
Stretch marks?: Yep, tiger stripes have taken over my belly.
Sleep: I usually fall asleep on the couch downstairs now as it is more comfortable than our bed to me. I’ll wake up a few hours later and trek to bed just so I can be near S, but I can sleep downstairs all night too..
Best moment of the week: My SILs hosted a surprise shower on Saturday. It was beautiful and I was so grateful to celebrate with them!
Not so great moment of the week: Nausea returned late this week. I was lying in the bed and just felt awful.
Symptoms: Back pain, round ligament pain, random period like cramps throughout the day, cravings for water foods (watermelon, carrots, blueberries, cucumbers).
Miss Anything?: Not really
What I’m loving?: Counting down for the baby
What I’m not loving?: Feeling as though I am super unprepared for the baby.
Movement: Usually in the morning after I wake up, after eating fruit, and at night.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Heat. Too much heat makes me sick.
Food cravings: Blueberries and watermelon
Food aversion: Chicken, blech!
Gender prediction: #teamgreen This week I think it’s a boy
Belly Button in or out?: Stretched in
Wedding ring on or off?: On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Pretty happy
Preparations for baby: We have started receiving gifts off our registries. I’m planning to decorate the baby space in the room this week or weekend while S. takes the kids to the amusement park.
Looking forward to: Decorating. I feel like I’ve done nothing