Best Moments This Week: Things are just starting to feel more real. My husband talks to the baby more. I saw a cantelope at the grocery store yesterday and loudly yelled to Mike, “Hey, this is the baby this week!”.
Total Weight Gain: Definitely up a bit this week! Not puking has helped. I weighed myself earlier this week, and I think I was up another pound – approx 6.6 lbs total.
Maternity Clothes: I have the worst body for maternity clothes! I have decided that maxi skirts and regular pants + the BellaBand will be the way to go. I’m carrying my baby low, so most maternity pants dig in right where he sits. My new jean shorts were an epic fail on Saturday. They fit great when I stand but are way too tight when I sit. Lesson learned: I need to sit down and stand whenever I try anything new on at the store.
Symptoms: Heartburn, only morning pukes and the occasional headache. Drinking lots of water and eating small, frequent meals seems to help the headache. I had a massage on Friday where she tried to move my ribs down as she said everything was squashed upwards. My heartburn has improved significantly since then!
Sleep: Fairly good lately. My pillow fort = wonderful
Food Cravings: Ice cream, fruit, Dairy Queen Cheeseburgers – this one is bizarre for me! I never ate any food except ice cream from there before I became pregnant!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Same ol, same ol – Taking too much of something in my mouth, eating too much in one sitting, brushing my teeth
Movement: I keep joking that our baby is definitely his father’s son as Mike secretly loves Top 40 hits – anything with a beat and a good dance rhythm. I’ve noticed that baby tends to move around if an upbeat song is on the radio. The first time I noticed it “Gernomino” by Sheppard was playing.
Stretch Marks: UPDATE: I don’t have the linea nigra! It must have just been the seam from the pants I was wearing diging in that day. Mike laughed when I told him to look at my belly and there was nothing there. I have noticed a few new strectch marks. I’ve switched to lathering up with coconut oil every night. My massage therapist also encouraged me to get further out on my hips as she’s worried I’m going to have some new ones appear there.
Baby Bump: Growing and growing…
Labour Signs: Too early.
Belly Button In or Out?: Innie, but my skin is definitely stretching. My scars from my ectopic surgery are popping out more.
Wedding Rings on or off?: On.
Happy or Moody?: I’m generally in a good mood these days. Getting overtired causes me to be moody.
Purchases for baby: Nothing this week!
Purchases for Momma: My diaper bag arrived…. and I LOVE IT!
Miss Anything?: Cuddling, riding my bike, bending over without a struggle,
Looking forward to: Buying for baby – I need to do a post on what we’ve decided on for our major purchases.