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How far along?
[this pic was taken at 20 weeks, though]
Total weight gain:
Yes, finally. Shorts only though. I got some hand-me-down Gap jean shorts and let's just say they're my.new.best.friend. And can I also go on the record to say that I think I might just wear maternity shorts for the rest of my life?? Pregnant or not, these babies are comfy! No buttons + no zippers = heaven! When I'm not wearing the greatest invention ever, I'm living in sundresses. Thank goodness I live in FL and will probably get away with this fashion for my entire pregnancy. I'm saving so much more money because I'll totally wear the sundresses after the little one is born.
It's been off and on. In the first trimester I was waking up at least 3-4 times every night to pee. Talk about annoying. Then, two weeks ago I was only waking up about once--YES! But now... I'm waking up at least 2-3 times. I can get pretty comfortable, but sometimes it's hit or miss. I've never really been a stomach sleeper so thank goodness I don't have to kick that habit. They say to sleep on your left side, and that's usually how I sleep anyway, but I try to switch it up to the right, too, so I don't get all achey.
I've only thrown up once! At 8 weeks. Otherwise, in the first tri I was nauseous and oh.so.tired. til about 1:00pm e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. But now, my energy is back. However... my allergies have never been worse!! It's awful. Sneezing like crazy, itchy eyes, congested head. Thankfully it only last for about three days, then will go away for about a week, but still. Sometimes it really messes up with my plans. I guess it could be a whole heck of a lot worse, though.
What I'm looking forward to:
Meeting our miracle!!! And decorating the nursery :)
I haven't experienced that "get-me-pickles-and-ice-cream-now-or-I'm-going-to-chew-your-head-off" cravings, but I'm really loving crushed iced, cantaloupe, and Sour Patch Kids (but I loved me some SPK pre-preg).
Grilled chicken and vegetables, unfortunately. Why is it that when you're preggers you don't want to eat what's good for you? I've been good about the fried food (except on our last vacay), but I have to FORCE myself to eat healthy. Although, the hubs made a rather delish breaded chicken and mixed veggies meal for dinner last night. Clean plate club member, here.
Best moment this week:
Finally being back in our home as a married couple with a baby on the way. Plus, seeing a few of my girlfriends for the first time in a couple weeks, and talking about babies.
OH! And how could I forget?? Registering at Babies 'R Us. Here are a few picsies:
[relaxing...he was a total scan hog!]
YES! LOTS!!!! It's the most amazing thing in the world. Like, seriously. I first felt some jolts of movement at about 16 weeks. Just little popcorn-butterfly kicks, but now the baby's rockin' and rollin' in there! [Woah... good thing I went back and edited because I totally just gave away the gender by writing "he" or "she."] Just in the last two weeks, has there been a dramatic change. At first I could only feel him/her if my hand was on my belly, but now, I can actually SEE him/her move. It's so cool. I can feel the baby best first thing in the morning, and the last thing before I fall asleep.
We know!! Find out next post. Promise.
Belly button in or out?
Unfortunately, it's starting to pop out. It's flat right now, though. Bye-bye cute little button.
What I miss:
Deli meat and hot dogs. My mom was so surprised at all the "no-no" foods nowadays. I'm not gonna lie, I did have my 4th of July beef dog (how could I not?!) and I've had a few "Pub subs" (Publix, the grocery store down south if y'all don't know). It's like a beach tradition. Otherwise, I've been pretty good about what not to eat.
Relax! And write everything down. Ever since I found out I was preggo at 7 weeks, I've been documenting everything... How I feel, weekly belly pics, doctor's appointments, EVERYTHING! I want to be able to look back and remember how everything was, because goodness knows I'll forget. Ever hear of pregnancy brain? Well, I know it well these days.
Feeling the baby kick A LOT! And being over HALF-WAY there!! Woo Hoo!
When Blake gets to feel the kicks, and talks to the baby. Heart.Melts.
*Going to the doc today for a well-check up. We won't have an ultrasound, and won't again until the third trimester, but at least we get to hear the heart beat. Can't wait!