*Still fitting into my normal swim suit, but just using it to sit on the deck for a bit, my boobs are just ginormous. Pregnancy weight gain has gone just about everywhere on me and I’m not comfortable walking around in a bathing suit without a sarong on. I’m used to being top heavy but trying to get used to butt, hips, arms, stomach, boobs altogether is a trip, but I’m embracing it as much as I can.
Weight Gained: Not sure but I think the weekly gain has started, Monday I have a prenatal appointment so I’ll know for sure where I’m at.
I need to be better with meal planning during the day now that I get hangry hungry every couple of hours.
Symptoms: Nothing that stands out, sometimes my upper back will hurt if I find I’m sloughing too much. Also a Linea Nigra has faintly started to show on my lower belly.
Movement: Every once and awhile I’ll feel her wiggle in there, but nothing too hard and it’s only been when I’m laying down at night or in the morning. Looking forward to more movement.
Food Cravings: anything salty and fast food (probably because of the salt) Just because I crave something doesn’t mean I’ll fulfill the craving. I have has fast food French fries during this pregnancy but most times I just try to make a healthy option to curb the craving…like the 365 Whole Foods sweet potato puffs with sea salt and organic ketchup yummmo.
Food Aversions: Chicken salad is about it and coffee in the afternoons?
Sleep: Some nights great and other nights so/so. I never have a problem falling asleep, its just I’ll randomly wake up at 1:30 am or 3:00 am and find it can take up to 1 1/2 hours to fall back asleep, those days I try and take a nap so I don’t great moody.
Stretch Marks? No new ones, keep lathering on the oil and cocoa butter. My favorite combination is Alba’s cocoa butter and kukui nut oil.
Miss Anything? Being able to do more to help out. I can’t paint the baby’s room, get the house really clean with bleach, fill the water cooler at work, and realizing I need to take breaks while doing yard work. Long gone are the days of getting my housecleaning, grocery shopping, yard work, laundry, and dinner made in 24 hours, but don’t think I don’t try.
Looking forward to: Our first birthing class Sunday! I’ve decided to do BANI (Birthing as Nature Intended) classes. We are taking them with Jamie owner of An Empowered Birth.
Since I’m not able to have an epidural due to my platelet count I wanted to prepare myself with “tools” like visualization and breathing techniques even though I’m sure these will be out the window when labor starts and I forget I even took a class but I’m hopeful
Belly Button in or out? In
Happy or moody most of the time? I’ve been really good while being pregnant, Jarod actually likes me better which kind of scares me because I don’t know what that means when I’m not pregnant but I’m going to take the compliment.
I had a really hard time on Sunday, Father’s Day. I think about my dad all the time and it always brings a smile to my face but for some reason Sunday only brought tears. Everyone needs a good cry sometimes even if it feels uncomfortable. I really just wanted to be by myself to let it out and not bring anyone else down so Jarod made plans to go golfing and then my family met up at 2 at my aunts house for a cookout. Luckily I knew from the previous year that’s this wasn’t going to be a good day for me so I gave Jarod his fathers day present Saturday, a new phone….an IPhone, I think I just lost my husband.
New Baby Items: I’m just going to say YES. I don’t even want to list the things I got from the Baby Gap extra 35% off sale. She’s going to be one well dressed babe.
Exercise: Prenatal yoga on Tuesday nights at The Yoga Tree ( Just signed up for the next 6 week session!) and walking. We are looking into getting a spin bike for the house too. Jarod tore his ACL and wont be getting surgery for awhile so a spin bike is great for physical therapy and will be perfect for when the baby’s born, we can put her in her car seat in front of us and pedal away while she sleeps.
* I’m looking forward to seeing Jarod as a dad. He’s so good with kids and when I see him with babies my heart melts, but lets be honest men and babies would make any girl melt.