Total weight gain/measurements: 150 this week! Yay! Finally seeing some progress. Just 3 more pounds and I will be back at the weight I was in the beginning of pregnancy. Since my appointment last week, I've been making an effort to eat more regularly and up my calorie intake.
Maternity clothes: Same as last week.
Stretch marks? Still none. I am kind of holding my breath for this one. I got stretch marks on my thighs and breasts when I gained weight a few years ago and I was 100% sure I'd be covered in them by now, but I have yet to detect a single one! Now that I've written this, I expect to find the first one tomorrow xD
Sleep: Sleep is still not great. I'm exhausted, but can't seem to fall asleep until a few hours after I lay down. I wake up with Mike every morning and try to make myself go back to sleep for a little bit when he leaves for work, just so that I can get more than 5 hours of sleep! Sometimes I'm able to nap, sometimes I'm not - it really depends. I'm constantly tired though. Vince kicks me soooo much every time I lay down, particularly right in the bladder, which causes me to have to get up every 20 - 30 minutes to use the restroom. I'm tempted to start taking benadryl at night to help me sleep a bit. I need sleep more than ever now.
Best moment this week: Getting news my mom will be coming for Christmas! I have not gotten to spend Christmas with my mother since I was 18 and I haven't seen her since I was 19. I am beyond excited to be able to see her in less than two weeks! :D
Miss anything?: A normal sized bladder. I've probably said this before, but it's the case now more than ever. It was bad enough in the beginning of pregnancy, but with little man getting to where he is not so little anymore and sitting so low, I feel like I don't have a bladder at all really. I feel like the time between drinking something and using the restroom is just about as long as it would take the liquid to pass through my body, probably even shorter!
Movement: Lots of kicking, gymnastics and hiccups this week! Even though it keeps me up and can cause me to need to rush to the bathroom before embarrassing myself, I am SO happy to feel him move!
Food cravings: Yogurt. I don't crave it like crazy, but it almost always sounds good. It's light, goes down well and it's tasty. I found Noosa yogurt at Safeway yesterday and literally started jumping up and down. xD I thought they only carried it at Natural Grocers and I don't really ever shop there.
Anything making you queasy or sick? Same things as always, but I've been doing a really good job avoiding them this week. I have to applaud Mike too; he has been so wonderful about maintaining the litter box every day and keeping it clean, despite how much he works, which really helps! If I feel queasy or sick, I don't hesitate to take a zofran, because I want to be sure to eat no matter what and gain the weight I need to during the remainder of my pregnancy. I haven't thrown up in a little over a week and I am SO glad! I'm just trying to take it a day at a time and do the best I can to not get sick. :)
Gender: Boy :)
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: I've actually had a really good week symptom-wise. With my diet change, I have dealt with heartburn and acid reflux MUCH less than I had the past couple of weeks. This week my main symptom has just been back and round ligament pain. I find myself having to take a lot of breaks when I do chores or a lot of walking. I also try to create my shopping list in such a way that I just make one large circle through the store to avoid running back and fourth for random things on my list. So I'm taking every precaution possible to limit the symptoms I have control over!
Belly button in or out? Same as last week, but popping further and further out every week! I have a feeling that instead of actually popping and sticking out, my belly button will sort of flatten out evenly with the rest of my belly. We will see!
Happy or moody most of the time: It's been quite an emotional week. A very tragic thing happened this week, which I'm currently not prepared to go into, but it has been really hard. So I've honestly been sad this week, but at the same time glad I'm feeling better physically, excited for our baby boy and excited my mother will be here for the holidays! :) So as usual, very mixed emotions!
Looking forward to: Seeing my mom :)
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