My bump is growing!!
My bump is camoflaged when looking from the front!!
Holy moly! In a week I’ll be 6 months preggo. Overall I’m happy this pregnancy is going as smoothly as it is. Scares aside. I’m not on bedrest unless I start bleeding again. I’m praying I wont. Last monday went to the hospital and was given the OK to work. Just have to keep my feet up all day and lay down on weekends/evenings. So that’s really great.
How Far Along? 23 Weeks 1 day!!! 17 (ish) weeks to go! (2/6/12)
Symptoms: Heartburn is off the chain, I can’t take it. I’m a TUMSaholic now. And a new symptom has started…INSATIABLE HUNGER!!! And I’m totally moody…I get so sad about stuff, ridiculous stuff. Nonsensical stuff. Very, very tired again.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: 12 pounds!!! I was in happy disbelief looking down at the number on the scale. I feel heavy, and it feels good to kinda hold my belly up from underneath as I walk. yaknowhatimean?
Maternity Clothes: Same sitch. Still looking for a maternity coat. Still wearing maternity items, only 3 nonmaternity pants still fit under the bumparoo.
Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting stretchmarks as best I can. I am determined to win the war.
Sleep: Well, it varies. I actually slept through the night twice this past week without having to pee. And both times I woke up convinced I was dehydrated and making my baby dehydrated so I chugged glasses of water while I cried about what an awful mother I already am. (do you see what i mean about the nonsensical sadness?) Otherwise sleep has been OK and I don’t need to buy a maternity pillow just yet. I’ve created pillow walls on both sides of me so whichever way I turn I’ve got supplies to snuggle and be comfy with.
Food Cravings: Spicy, flavorful stuff, Peanut butter and jelly, huge glasses of Milk and OJ, pad thai w/ lots of limes, everything bagels with creamcheese and tomatos.
Best Moment This Week: Besides the Giant’s whoopin ass last night? I’d say getting the OK to go back to work and just sitting on the couch watching my little alien distort my belly.
Movement: Tons. He’s the karate kid. And if you put pressure on an area he seems to go there and give a good dropkick to it. OMG, so… John no longer gasps every time he feels little man move. I wanted to cry the first time he didn’t gasp cuz I felt like he felt it wasn’t special anymore. I’m really going batty.
Labor Signs: none!
Belly Button In Or Out? OK the top part is out, and john presses it and makes the ding dong doorbell sound. I want to hate it, but I kinda like it now. The little nubbin that’s poppin out feels SO soft lol. I wonder when the rest of it will pop out.
What I Miss: Eating w/o heartburn. Feeling light and agile. SUSHI god dammit. Living a life without aches and pains.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Meeting our doula. Touring the hospital. Hitting 6 months.
Milestones: Totally getting seats on the train all the time now, it’s great! Actually starting to gain weight.
Weekly Wisdom: It’s ok to take it easy without feeling guilty.
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy? Did you suffer with irrational bouts of sadness (or anger or fear or anything else not cool)?