Bump Analysis? Just getting bigger… ignore the huge bruise on my leg. I tend to run into things.
Month/Trimester? 6 months [22 weeks – 27 weeks] / 2nd Trimester! **LAST WEEK OF THE SECOND TRIMESTER!!!**
Fruit of the week? Our baby is the size of a Rutabaga! 13.6 -14.8 inches long and 1.5 to 2.5 pounds!
Development? She’s still practicing breathing, and she officially has brain activity!
Movement? It’s official. Our daughter is nocturnal. I feel her sporadically throughout the day, but when it hits about 9:45 – 10pm she throws a party in there, and it usually keeps me up for a little bit. So we hang out while dad snoozes next to us.
Name? Aubrey Joy 🙂
Testing? I head to the doctor next week to be tested for gestational diabetes, and since I was just there last week that means I’ve officially hit the point in pregnancy where you visit the doctor every 2 weeks from 28 weeks – 36 weeks. So I think we can say we are officially on the downward slope of the pregnancy hill!
Weight Gain? No weight gain this week… Totaling 18 lbs.
Symptoms? This sounds like a complaint section – but it’s the truth.
- Acne <– this might be getting a little better?
- Excessive pee breaks
- Faint line (Linea Nigra) forming below my belly button
- Losing hair at my hair line – so much for luxurious pregnancy hair.
- Tailbone Pain
- Braxton Hicks
- Crying for no reason
- Back pain… it’s back. I spoke too soon.
Cravings? Not really craving anything in particular lately. This past weekend I NEEDED a cinnamon roll from a place in Tallahassee, and my BFF Malarie totally went and got me one. She won the most awesome person of the year award. I would go to Tallahassee just for these cinnamon rolls.
Aversions? Buffalo Chicken Dip
Sleep? Pregnancy induced insomnia – I made up the name ( I think), but I am diagnosing myself with it. I head to bed exhausted, and then I lay there for HOURS until 1-2am tossing and turning, and mind racing about baby things. (i.e. Is it too soon to start babyproofing the house? What decorations will I use to finish the nursery? I wonder how labor will go. Did I register for that? Do I need that? Why is Paul so happily snoring away, and I’m laying here. I have to pee… again.)
Maternity Clothes? It’s a good thing these suckers are comfy, because I’m all about comfort these days (well I’ve always been about comfort, but I think it’s even more true now). I do need to go find a bathing suit though, which could be a terrible experience. Paul and I will be headed on our baby moon later this month, and I currently don’t fit into any of the tops of my previous bathing suits…
Exercise? I had every intention of taking it easy this past week and just walking. I did nothing. So this week I plan on getting back in the gym. My groin is still bothering me with certain movements, so I’m just going to avoid exercises where I can feel it pulling/straining.
Wedding Rings? ON!
Stretch Marks? Battle lost. Tears were shed. At least they aren’t on my stomach since I live in FL an bathing suits are a necessity… however I do still have 13 weeks to go so I’m guessing I won’t be that lucky. 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? Braxton hicks are becoming a pretty daily symptom. Not consistent, but I usually have at least 1 a day. At my last doctor appointment I was given all sorts of information about labor symptoms, etc. Not because they expect me to go into pre- term labor but as a precaution, because holy smokes it’s coming up quick!
What I miss? I’m actually doing pretty well right now – not missing too much of anything and just enjoying this little bump of mine 🙂 I could do without the tailbone pain though… ouch.
Looking forward to? Finishing up Aubrey’s dresser this week and getting it put in the nursery! EEK! 1 more thing to mark off the list 🙂