- My husband’s great Aunt approached me at a family reunion this weekend. She told me she was so happy to hear we were pregnant. My mother-in-law had told her about our troubles, so she had been sprinkling holy water and praying for us every night (She’s Catholic). I was so shocked that this woman even knew who I was! It brought tears to me eyes to know that she held us so closely in her thoughts. ❤
- My husband’s “man nesting”. He’s accomplished quite a few things off our “to-do before baby comes” list.
Total Weight Gain: approx 7.6 lbs total.
Maternity Clothes: Bella bands + regular pants, maternity shorts and sweats, maxi skirts, maternity tank tops, regular sweaters = a real mix of the two
I bought a 2nd Bella Band – I found after a few wears it stretches out until you wash it. A 2nd one will tie me over between loads of laundry.
I also bought a tankini top. THIS WAS NOT EASY! I have gigantic ta-tas. There was no hope of fitting into the cups at any of our local maternity stores. They never seem to stock many larger sizes. I ended up going into Addition Elle and buying this ruched tankini top in a 2x. Pre-pregnancy, I usually wear a large or extra-large. I need the 2x to fit my pregnancy boobs. It gave me enough length that I hope it will last til the end of this pregnancy. I plan on wearing my regular bottoms tucked underneath my bump for now.
- Heartburn on and off, but it’s improving!
- Had my first leg cramp wake me in the middle of the night.
- Sore hips on and off
- Extra juicy down below
Sleep: As much as I’m sleeping fairly well, I am getting up to pee 2+ times a night. I also let myself get overtired this past week which is so much harder to recover from when you are pregnant. I slept for over 10 hours on Sunday night and was still exhausted on Monday. I’m really learning that I can’t push myself or do as much as I used to in one day. Momma needs to come first.
Food Cravings: Ice cream, fruit, salad, Lays sour cream and onion potato chips – a quality mix of good and bad food.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I still have a bit of that gag reflex, but most of my sickness comes from acid reflux in the morning. I only puked twice last week. 🙂
Movement: He’s definitely moving much more! Not much can be felt from the outside still though.
Stretch Marks: Definitely on the sides of my boobs and a few on my tummy. Nothing dark though. All fairly light.
Baby Bump: Growing and growing…
Labour Signs: Too early.
Belly Button In or Out?: Innie.
Wedding Rings on or off?: On, but I did experience two days of hand swelling due to hot weather where I could barely get them off.
Happy or Moody?: I’m content most days. Being overtired makes me emotional though.
Purchases for baby: Our stroller! (more details to come… ). Baby also received this gift from his Great Auntie:
Purchases for Momma: Nothing besides some clothes.
Miss Anything?: Cuddling – I’ve been craving intimacy lately.
Looking forward to: Putting together the nursery 🙂