Bump Analysis? Going for comfort today. Growing… and my belly button sticks out. People like to comment on my belly button.
Month/Trimester? 6 months [22 weeks – 27 weeks] / 2nd Trimester!
Fruit of the week? Our baby is the size of a cauliflower! 13.6 -14.8 inches long and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds! She’s in the pounds now!!
Development? She has developed her sense of equilibrium and knows which way is up and which way is down. She’s continuing to gain some more fat on her tiny little body and grow more hair!
Movement? I felt her kick my bladder this week… so as she gets stronger, and my bladder gets smaller this will be fun. I can tell. 🙂
Name? Aubrey Joy 🙂
Testing? Today we had our final appointment with the fetal specialist, because we have a healthy little girl! Praise the Lord! We also found out they have our due date measuring around June 23rd (the day before my birthday), which means they say I’m 24 weeks…. who knows. She will come when she’s ready and I’m just going to block off mid to late June. She weighs approximately 1.7lbs and her head is measuring in the 79th percentile. She has a big ol’ head, which obviously means she is already a genius. 🙂 Weight Gain? 3 more pounds this week… Totaling 17 lbs.
- Back pain
- Excessive pee breaks
- Faint line (Linea Nigra) forming below my belly button – not cute.
- Losing hair at my hair line – so much for luxurious pregnancy hair.
- Tailbone Pain
Cravings? Nothing crazy really. Still drinking lots of water, but I also started eating much healthier so I don’t feel guilty about my nightly ice cream cookie sandwich.
Aversions? Buffalo Chicken Dip
Sleep? Just waking up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom. Crazy dreams. Seriously, so weird. Earlier this week I was attacked by a Cheetah, black bear, and a dog. Same dream, all at different times. Interpret that for me will you?
Maternity Clothes? Same old same old. It’s heating up though so I’ll need to go shopping to find some shorts to wear! I also need to invest in some pregnant work out clothes, because mine aren’t going to work for much longer… Especially my sports bras.
Exercise? I made it to the gym 4 times this week. This week I tried to stay away from the bike, and I did the elliptical and the stair climber. I think working out is slowly starting to help my back pain. It doesn’t hurt when I’m sitting much anymore, well my back, not my tailbone. I feel it more when I’m walking or being active, so that’s a bonus that it isn’t all day anymore. My goal this week is 4-5 times, and I might give swimming another go, if I can fit into my bathing suit.
Wedding Rings? ON!
Stretch Marks? There are two areas I’m keeping an eye on, I’m not sure if they are stretchmarks or not yet. After my shower I use Burt’s Bees Mama Baby Belly Butter, and before I go to bed at night I use BioOil.
Labor Signs? Nothing yet!
What I miss? Living in Tallahassee… 3 of my friends in Tallahassee all got pregnant around the same time as me. It would be so much fun to go through this journey with them in person.
Looking forward to? Finishing up a few projects for the nursery!!! I can’t wait to show it to you guys!