How far along? 24 Weeks. This is huge because I have now reached viability. Little boy needs to stay put and cook, but if he decided to come any time after now, he would have a good chance of survival.
Total weight gain/loss: My last appointment showed I was up 10 pounds from my starting weight. I'm probably up another couple of pounds. I have stopped stepping on the scale since there is really no point. I can't do much about it now with the exception of not eating the contents of my entire fridge. Please don't challenge me, because I can probably make a good effort at this point.
Maternity clothes? Yes, maternity jeans, leggings, and I have one maternity top. The rest are regular clothes. I did go to a couple of stores and bought a cute pair of black skinny (haha) jeans from H&M's maternity line. I'm also going to get a couple of things from Old Navy online. I was not at all impressed with Motherhood Maternity's selection. I'm already picky, but their selection was awful. I'm a little upset with the skinny biotch who put all these clothes in my closet that I now can't wear, but I only have under 4 months to go. Soon it will be warmer out so I can live in maxi dresses and skirts.
|Moderately work appropriate wear- half maternity, half regular.|
Sleep: Sleep is great.
Best moment this week: Reaching viability, and being about 99% done filling out my registry. Work was also a little more manageable and that made life a little easier.
This week's comment of the week:
Nothing outrageous. I must not be around a lot of people.
Miss Anything? Starting to miss feeling like myself physically a little bit and regular shopping. The rest of the time, nothing.
Movement: Lots of movement in the evenings and the kicks are getting stronger. Hubby can feel the little boy kick at night from the outside and I love it. The movement has got to be the best part of pregnancy.
Food cravings: Still loving regular food and probably just food in general. I have been putting hot sauce on most meals and really enjoying fruit. I have a sweet tooth (pretty much back to regular standards) and I usually have some kind of a treat daily. With the exception of sweets, I haven't had too many indulgences and I'm still trying to eat as healthy as possible.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nada.
Sex: BOY! Little boy has a name, but we aren't sharing until he's here.
Symptoms: I'm not sure if this is pregnancy-related, but I started having some shoulder and neck pain. It fades in and out and I think it's from sleeping on my side. It has since gone away, but I may have done something to it in yoga yesterday. Otherwise, I feel like it takes me a while to recover from exercise a little bit longer with muscle soreness.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Feeling happy. I love that I can feel the baby move now and it reassures me that he's doing OK in his home.
Looking forward to: Lots to look forward to- including my baby shower, being done with home renovations, and enjoying time with my family of 3 until everything flips upside down.