How Far Along: 24 Weeks!
Baby is the size of: An eggplant, cantelope and/or soccer ball
Total Weight Gain: 15.8 pounds
Sleep: Still pretty good, but feeling more and more like crap when I wake up in the morning. Stiff legs, heavy feeling in stomach (duh), extremely parched, and hip pain. I have to push myself up with my arms in order to sit up in bed. Sleeping on an air mattress in Atlantic City this weekend for my friend's Bachelorette party was also not very conducive to pregnancy.
Best Moment of the week:
* Baby's first baseball game on Wednesday! We attended a Mets game with our friend Matt!
*My friend, kate, making me feel good about our decision to go to Miami after I told her I was nervous being among model types on the beach in Miami. She always knows the best things to say ;)
*This whole week was kind of crummy. I don't know if it was necessarily pregnancy related, or just "one of those weeks" but I was out of it, always very tired yet still couldn't wind down for bed, and just generally not in a "happy" mood. Many other friends told me that they had an off week too, so maybe it was just the weather or something in the water, but bleh, I was glad when this week was over!
Miss Anything: Not really!
Food Cravings: I really haven't had any cravings for very specific things...I get really really hungry and I neeeed to eat. But give me pretty much anything and I'll be happy. I did have a pretty bad week of eating though: Wayyyy too much food at the Mets game, and a bit too many oreos and ice cream sundaes. I need to reign that in.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show?: Um...yes...is it time to take these monotonous questions off this bumpdate? I need some new material...
Gender: Team Green!
Symptoms: *Two or three bad days of heartburn this week, so much for thinking that was gone.
*Intense, INTENSE burning sensation right underneath my "bubbies" at the top of my baby bump. It's not an internal heartburn type burn...it's skin burning type burn. It feels like I have a bad sunburn just along my bra line. I googled it, and many women seem to have experienced the same exact thing I'm describing. And it seems there isn't anything I can do for it. It comes and goes at random times. I sometimes wonder if certain clothing materials set it off more than others - I have to be more conscious of that to see if that's the case.
*Cramping. I had two days of cramping - to the point where I wondered if I had a UTI or something, but I have no other symptoms and it went away.
*When I look at pictures of me...I think that I look tired. Comparing pictures of me from before to now - I notice a difference in my eyes...my eyes look tired. I think I need more naps...
Workouts: Terrible yoga session, general bad mood on Tuesday. My yoga teacher couldn't make it, so they replaced prenatal yoga with "gentle yoga" and it pretty much was "let's take a nap and meditate for an hour". I wasn't feeling it...it wasn't nearly as good a workout as we usually get...this made me appreciate how terrific my prenatal yoga teacher is...she always makes me feel so great every Tuesday and she really explains each and every move and how it is helping us prepare for labor. Other than that...just walking.
Mood: *See above - general bad mood this week, not sure if it was pregnancy related or not. Hoping to get more accomplished this week.
Looking Forward to:
Zoey's piggy toy being replaced by a little tiny baby in a few months - As Kristina said on instagram, she's "getting ready for baby snuggles":
Maternity Clothes: YES
Stretchmarks: Yes, but they are the white kind, and not very noticeable
Rings on or off? Wedding band on, engagement ring off
Bellybutton in or out? Still in, but losing room. I showed my "messed up belly button" to the Bachelorette party on Saturday and none of them seemed to think it was weird looking and they thought I was being dramatic...so I guess it's really not that bad. Apparently I had a very cavernous belly button to begin with. Haha
This Week I:
Got some really great name suggestions from our baby name app!....NOT: This week's "doozies" were Caradoc, Sabeh and Leverton.
Reading: Still Ina May's Guide to Natural Childbirth. I'm enjoying it, but it's a bit of a heavy read, I'm starting to just skim certain sections. Next up is Sippy Cups and Chardonnay!
Milestones: The face is almost fully formed! There is no fat on the baby at all yet! (sigh...wish I could say the same) The skin is still translucent so a real close look at the baby, and I'd be able to see all it's internal organs, bones and blood vessels. Like the last few weeks, the baby's ears are even more formed now and it can hear pretty much anything and everything around me! ANNND at 24 weeks I am officially 6 months into this pregnancy!
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday