Oh my lil Embry is 7 months along. I’m so proud of him for growing big and strong in there. He loves the sound of his daddy’s voice, going bazerk whenever John comes near. And when for some reason he pushes himself up as far as he can go so that my lower belly is totally flat, I can’t breathe and my ribs are about to break, he likes me to sing a certain song and some rubbing to get him to chill out and go back down where he won’t suffocate mama. If I sing a different song and rub he stays up there! RUDE! (If you know the musical bye bye birdie, it’s the “we love you conrad” song, but of course I replace conrad w/ his name) He’s super active and he’s very diligent about practicing his karate in there every day. John has started playing classical music for him….which I think makes him fall asleep.
How Far Along? 28 Weeks 2 days! 12 (ish) weeks to go!
Symptoms: Heartburn’s the worst. Also sadly in a great deal of pain when walking, and cramping up a bit 🙁
Total Weight Gain/Loss: At one point last week I was up 20lbs! Somehow that’s dropped back down to 17. Whatevs.
Maternity Clothes: all day!
Stretch Marks: Not yet, still fighting stretchmarks as best I can. Using my lotions and potions to lube up real good each day.
Sleep: When i’m dreaming it’s great. When I lay down and lose my breath and have a coughing fit. Nog great. When I wake up in the night to turn over and it takes me 10 minutes, not so great.
Food Cravings: sandwiches, wings, pizza, ramen, easy mac, soda (yes, I realize my palate has regressed to that of a college stoner)
Best Moment This Week: I think my best moment is every day when I watch embry make my stomach go crazy, and when i push and he pushes back.
Movement: TONS, all the time. As for my movement…i’m one slow wobbly heffa.
Labor Signs: cramping 🙁
Belly Button In Or Out? Whenever I think about it this song comes to mind.
What I Miss: Feeling “normal” – having energy, being able to move quickly and without pain
What I Am Looking Forward To: Doc appointment on Thursday, also, I’ve started a countdown to full term. (62 days!) and we move in 2 weeks…looking forward to setting up my lil man’s room!
Milestones: 3rd trimester!! 7 “months” along. Feels great. I’m so proud of my lil boy!
Weekly Wisdom: Delegate, delegate, delegate!
Any advice for me at this stage in pregnancy?