Well I figured I should type this up and get it out since it’s only 3 days late. Can I use the pregnant excuse here?
How far along?: 31 weeks! 9 more to go! We are in the single digits now as far as weeks go. That is exciting! And we’re in the low 60’s with days! And we’re 2 months away!!
Maternity clothes: Oh boy, some of them are getting tighter now. I still have a ton of options, but some of the bands in the jeans are too uncomfortable for me to wear. I highly support buying maternity clothes with the thin skin-colored nylon-ish bands, rather than the thick blue fabric bands. They hug me a little too tight right now. Claustrophobia anyone?
Stretch marks: Still no stretch marks!!! I can’t believe it. But I’m not getting my hopes up about not getting them. I know I’ve still got more growing to do.
Sleep: More crazy days, too little sleep. And then there’s the waking up in the morning with one arm totally numb because I’ve been on that side for too long. So weird. I’m just trying to get through my shower, and I can’t even lift the shampoo bottle. Or squeeze it for that matter.
Best moment this week: Broncos defeated Steeler Nation! Well, that was technically last night and not part of last week, but I felt the need to mention it right here, right now. Go Broncos!
But really, the best moments from this week were spent in WA with my family. It was so good to see everyone! J and I had a wonderful time. I will write more about that later this week.
Worst Moment this week: Had a conflict with a co-worker. I don’t like being mad at people, but I was really ticked this week. I got so bugged about it, in fact, that I ended up crying in my supervisor’s office, and then in my manager’s office. I’d like to chalk it up to pregnancy hormones, but I think this one goes beyond that.
Movement: The stretching was really uncomfortable yesterday, and it actually gave me a stomach ache for a while. Movement is fun, but stretching and pushing on my organs is not so fun.
Food cravings/aversions: Of course, the eggs. Oh the eggs. And I’m really craving a lot of protein lately. I think I’ll have J make me some BBQ chicken sometime this week.
Belly Button in or out?: Still getting flatter and flatter.
What I miss: Gonna go with sleep again this week. And I have been told that I may as well get used to it because I will miss sleep for the rest of my life. You don’t sleep with a baby, then toddlers and kids get up somewhere between 6 or 7am. Teenagers sleep well, but after 13 years of not sleeping you’re just used to getting up early. Then when your kids are all gone you’re at the point where it’s just literally impossible for you to sleep in. You have to pee or your body aches or whatever. It’s a part of getting old. So. Sleep. I miss sleep.
What I am looking forward to: J’s parents are driving out here as we speak! They left CA this morning and they’ll be here tomorrow night. I am so excited to see them! And J’s dad is all geared up to work on our basement to get it finished. What a great blessing! We’re really working hard to get it done before baby is here, so it’s going to be awesome to have some help for a week!
Milestones: Hiccups. Yes, baby has hiccups now. Usually once a day while I’m relaxing or eating. It’s a very interesting sensation. I don’t like it. Weirds me out. And of course, baby is continuing to get bigger and bigger. He or she has entered the true growth spurt phase, so that also means mommy is getting hungrier and hungrier. (Is hungrier a word?) And baby is getting chunky! More fat is beginning to accumulate under baby’s skin. Can’t wait to pinch those chunky baby thighs!
Symptoms: Huge belly. Hot all the time. Eating more than normal. Looking like a beached whale when attempting to get up off the floor. Oh the joys and bliss of the third trimester.