We’re just moving right along, aren’t we? I know the bump isn’t bumptastic in photos yet, but trust me, it looks big to me when I look down at it. I even bumped my belly while trying to open the fridge door since it was unexpectedly in my way. (Wow… that sounds like the ultimate fat kid moment, eh? haha)
Baby’s size? Mango (6 inches) weighing about 8.5 ounces
Total weight gain/loss: About 9 lbs
Stretch marks? Not yet
Sleep: Mostly dreadful but I got a couple catch-up nights this past week
Best moment this week: Dinner with friends on Friday – They have two wee ones of their own, so they were able to share lots of advice and well wishes. Oh, and they also gave us an orange onesie, which is of course a necessity for us Clemson folk.
Miss Anything? I wanted some wine this week, but it’s not a big deal. I stole a sip of Kevin’s at dinner Friday, and that was enough to satisfy me.
Movement: Yes! This week has been a big change in movement. It’s like a little butterfly is fluttering around in my belly. Every once in a while it feels more like a kick, but it’s still pretty faint.
Food cravings: Sweets, sweets, and more sweets. I’ve had a wicked craving for chocolate trifle over the past few days. The chocolate muffin I had for brunch yesterday helped… sort of.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope! (Still *trying* to give up/reduce dairy though for my skin)
Gender: I find out in two loooooong weeks!
Symptoms: Breakouts and digestion issues… the usual suspects
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! All the changes this week have been really exciting.
Looking forward to: Kevin being able to feel the baby kick too
As I mentioned, there have been lots of changes this week. Everything feels more real, and it’s all very exciting. The movement is the biggest thing, and that has strengthened my bond with baby. He or she likes to remind me, “I’m here! I’m here!” I have a feeling that Kevin should be able to feel it soon, maybe even late this week or the next.
The belly has grown a bit too. I still rocked a bikini at the pool on Saturday afternoon, and all my friends were in awe of the lil’ bump.
Speaking of the pool… I guess I let myself get just a bit too hot even though my legs were in the water. I got a bit dizzy and had to lie down before leaving early. I hated to leave my friends, but I’m not trying to overcook the bun in the oven! I’m starting to realize that I need to be gentler with myself. Learning new limits is hard.
For instance, my legs were killing me alllllll weekend long. Friday was leg day (workout coming soon), and though the workout didn’t feel too intense at the time, my body had a really hard time recovering. The pregnancy is feeling more real, and I’m beginning to understand that it’s okay to be a little fragile. I have to share my strength with the little one!
- What were you up to this weekend?
- Have you enjoyed any pool or lake days yet?