How far along: 22 weeks + 2 days
Gender: It’s a GIRL!
Name: We know but we ain’t saying…or at least we have it narrowed down to the two. I am kind of bummed that we really don’t know which one we are going to go with until we meet her because there are SO many personalized things that make for cute hospital pictures. I am crazy but not even I am crazy enough to order one of each name. Or am I?
Size of Baby: A papaya or a spaghetti squash. She is starting to look more and more like a miniature newborn as her lips, eyelids and eyebrows are becoming more distinct.
Pregnancy/Sleep/Labor Signs: Unfortunately I have reverted back to feeling pretty icky this week, especially in the afternoon and evenings. I am hoping this is just a fluke and I can get back to feeling better next week. I have felt bad enough where I have had to have a good cry on the phone to my mom and tell her I am not sure I am going to make it. Obviously, there’s no going back but it would be nice to not have to white-knuckle it through the next 17 weeks.
Sleep has been fine, especially the naps I have been taking in the afternoons. Danny has had this burst of energy where he gets up super early and gets stuff done around the house. I guess nesting is not just for the mamas! It’s pretty great but it also makes me feel like a lazy slob.
Bump/Weight Gain: No weight gain this week – holla! I am up about 23-24 pounds.
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing has really sounded good this week but that hasn’t stopped me from trying to eat away my sorrows. I think I may try to just eat super small, super light (like maybe just fruit) this coming week to see if that helps me feel less queasy.
Big Sister: Stella is doing an amazing job in her big kid bed AND the last 2 nights has woke up with a DRY Pull-up! I would like her to string together a few more wins before we pull the Pull-up but I am so proud of her!
Miss Anything: Feeling like I did 2 weeks ago and that’s saying something because I never feel that great while pregnant. Here’s hoping thing will tick up a bit next week.
Best Moment: Stella’s school was closed this Friday to get ready for the new school year so her and I got to spend the whole day together. We got a pedicure together and it was SO fun! It was her first time and she did great!
After our pedicures we came home and watched Moana together. She’s seen it a bunch of times but I never had. Did anyone else cry? Just me then? Her and her Grandma? Come on, people! At any rate, I really liked the message in the movie and am glad to see Disney reaching beyond the princess needing a prince spiel. We then grabbed lunch at Chik-fil-a and then came home and took a 2 hour nap. Living our best lives really.
Can’t Wait For: I kind of have a “cant’ wait for/dreading” relationship with next week. I can’t wait for my monthly doctor’s appointment because it’s always great to hear baby’s heartbeat and whine about being pregnant with your doctor BUT this kicks off Danny being gone for 2 weekends in a row – nooooooooo! I see a lot of TV in my kid’s future. And take-out.
Also, we have a fun night out to celebrate a friend’s birthday on Saturday. I will be the grumpy chubby girl hanging out with the best looking and drunkest people in town. At least the food will be good.