How far along: 24 Weeks.
How big is baby: About the size of a cantaloupe.
Total weight gain: 20lbs. – maybe 21lbs, but who’s counting? And who cares!
Maternity Clothes: Yes
Sleep: Sleep has been terrible this week. Bobby got sick and then I caught whatever he had. So sleeping while coughing with a stuffy/running nose is a nightmare. Not to mention, I still keep rolling on my back (while I’m sleeping, without being aware) and waking up because I can’t breathe even more. I am struggling with how to keep myself on my left side and I can’t find anything that works. We’ve even added like 5 more pillows behind me = fail. Bobby will wake me up several times a night and tell me to move before it gets bad enough that it actually wakes me up from not being able to breathe.
Best moment of the week: Bobby feeling her kick for the first time with his hand on my belly. It’s moments like this that just melt my heart. And then I cry like a baby. We also painted her room this past weekend. Well, my wonderful, well-recovered-from-his-cold/flu-husband did. I came in periodically and took pictures. He wouldn’t let me paint even if I was feeling better. No paint fumes or reaching up high or getting on a stool for me. Worst Moment of the Week: Sending Nick home. I miss his company. I wish I could keep him here forever.
Food Cravings: Nothing. I am back to complete normal. Our cupboards are cleared of junk/processed foods (just like old times). And I thank God I’ve reached this point. A lot of people don’t realize it but when you’re pregnant and craving something, you really can only eat that because everything else makes you want to throw up just thinking about. Even if it was something you once ate every single day. I didn’t like that part of pregnancy very much. Because I eat very healthy, organic and whole foods normally. So when I went through my Fritos, bean dip and soda binge stage, it sorta frustrated me. But what the baby craves, the baby needs. I know I need to load up on more fat because I definitely didn’t eat enough of it in my daily diet. I struggled for months to gain healthy fat after I got diagnosed with celiac disease and dropping 15 lbs. I feel so healthy now. And love my body.
Food Aversions: Nothing.
Symptoms: I still have this annoying prickly heat rash. My face has gotten better (good enough for me!) thanks for a good friend convincing me to use a dab of product here and there every few days. Some control is better than no control. And the feeling of it healing increases my confidence like you wouldn’t believe.
Mood: So happy. A little anxious because I want to start her nursery now that it is painted and buy everything. But we have to wait a few more weeks to begin buying the big stuff.
Movement: She’s a mover and a kicker. She really likes to put her foot in my left side. Which makes it sorta hard to walk sometimes. She used to favor the left side but lately she’s been on my right. I thought she had her sleep schedule down but there have been a few nights this week where she is kicking momma all night long in my sleep. According to “What to Expect” emails, Bobby can press his ear against my belly and hear her heartbeat now. We haven’t tried it yet, but we will!
What I’m looking forward to: My mom is coming here after Valentine’s Day! She will also be going with us to the 3D/4D ultrasound (I’m so excited for her to see this!). And getting on the plane with me back to Michigan for the baby shower she is putting together for me. I love my mom-she is the best.
What I miss: My fab 3.