This week is brought to you by my amazing husband! While I was off playing in Chicago over the weekend he painted and tidied up the nursery, as well as installed a new ceiling fan and surprised me with it when I came home.
We have a couple other pictures that we can hang up. And we’ll buy and put in curtains
if we ever once we get new windows. The swings and table topper chair will go elsewhere at some point and we need to get a glider ordered and a changing pad for the top of the dresser. But otherwise it’s mostly done. Seriously, I have the best husband.
Baby size- A burrito. Because the fruit options for this week were no fun.
My size- Aside my usual round, I’m starting to experience swelling. I’ve had a bit in my fingers up to now, but I’m starting to get it in my wrists, ankles, and feet now too. So now I’m round and puffy.
My mood- I was good, still coming down off my Chicago buzz. Then I had a random, pregnancy induced meltdown last night complete with sobs and tears. Pregnancy is so fun.
Rings- On, but tight. They need to come off, probably this week. I just don’t want to!
Symptoms- Heartburn, swelling, discomfort in general. I’m starting to get really uncomfortable at night and nothing really helps. Not extra pillows, or my body pillow, or anything. I’m just becoming a giant ball of discomfort. I also struggle to regulate my body temperature and being that it’s like 90+ degrees out, this is extra awful right now. Oh, and I’m getting a stretch mark on my belly. And not on the underside like a normal person. It’s right next to my belly button that is slowly engulfing itself and will definitely become an outie at some point. It’s almost totally flat with only a little hole left in the middle.
Food cravings- Currently, mint chocolate chip ice cream and carbonated grapefruit juicesodastuff because it’s so hot outside and that sounds so amazing.
Food aversions- Not much at the moment, which is nice. I still have no desire to eat most chicken, but I’m slowly moving on from that.
Exercise- Spinning, swimming, and walking. We should be getting a treadmill soon, so I’ll probably just settle for walk-run intervals from here on out as “running” once that shows up.
What I’m missing- Running. I did miss drinking a little this past weekend since I couldn’t indulge with my friends, but there were a few of us there who were pregnant, so I had some solidarity. And I saved a ton of money by not drinking. Go figure.
What I’m loving- Feeling baby kicks. She’s getting strong! I feel her move pretty regularly now.
Next appointment- Wednesday, August 19th for an OB check and growth scan.