I’m late, or I’m lazy. Or a mixture of both.
**Also, I think I’ve spent far too much time battling the format of this stupid post, so….. I give up. It’s sloppy, I don’t know how to fix it, and that’s ok.
Ok, for reals though. Last week kicked my booty at work so I found that my spare time didn’t involve blog updates.
So, lucky you guys, you’ll get 2(!!!) updates from me this week.
I’m just gonna get straight to it this post, because really, no one wants to hear about my job and how it sucked out all my energy last week, and most likely this week too….. Because other than work, I have no “real” fun updates or things to tell you.
Next appointment: THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!! – This will include the full anatomy ultrasound.
Weight Gain/Loss: I have no idea 🙂 And I like it that way. I’ve never been one who struggles with weight. I’ve battled my fair share of body image issues, but I’ve typically been a healthy weight my whole life. But, I’ve noticed that for the last several weeks I have been OVERLY concerned with the amount of weight I’ve gained and will continue to gain. It’s odd. I knew it was going to happen, but for some reason, I am having a very difficult time accepting and loving and embracing the weight that keeps coming.
Exercise: *same* Yeah, I suck. But we’ve gone on a couple of walks and I still do my once a week yoga. So, I’m not totally lazy.
Maternity clothes: Mostly normal tops, however I am noticing the battle to get dressed every day keeps getting more and more interesting – or entertaining, depends on who’s watching…. Pants/leggings/skirts all maternity. Especially at the end of the day! Sleep: *same* Terrible. I need a million pillows, I need a heat pad, I need space. I have a feeling this is going to continue.
RED ROBIN BONZAI BURGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eat your heart out! My husband was so gracious and didn’t make a single comment on how quickly I ate that burger and the fries with just able every ounce of ranch they gave me. He also was super sweet not to say anything about the heart burn and OH MY GOSH I AM SO FULL I COULD BARF moments I had about an hour later. Was it worth it? You bet your bottom dollar. The challenge now? How on earth do I tell my brain this is not something that can be eaten on a regular basis…… My poor brain. Deprived.
Symptoms: Headaches are pretty much non-existent now (thank you LORD), my back gets tired super quickly, I’m still tired 99% of the time. I always heard that the 2nd tri is super dreamy. Don’t get me wrong, I love that God has blessed me with the privilege to do this whole pregnancy thing. But if I can be honest, I am so uncomfortable 99% of the time. I could seriously present to you a laundry list of the aches and pains and discomforts. BUT, like I said, this is an honor and one that I’ve willingly asked for. It’s just not dreamy like others describe it as. It’s got its own dreaminess, but not what I thought it would be.
Baby’s Size/Milestones: Baby is now measuring about the size of a Belgian Endive……….. What the heck is that?! How about 10 inches and about 10.5 ounces. That sounds better. He is swallowing, kicking, rolling, punching. I’ve read on a few occasions that babe is even emptying his bladder routinely now. Lips, eye lashes, hair and teeth buds are forming. And gaining fat, atta boy. Get nice and chunky for me please. Ok, maybe not too chunky, cause I do need to deliver you….
Movement: Best.thing.in.the.entire.world. Babe can be felt and seen on occasion from the outside of my tummy, and he likes to party. Seriously, mostly at night. Ok, and during the day….. I’m still learning to sleep through his little parties. I get sad when he stops moving. Every one of my doctors said I wouldn’t feel anything at all until well after 20 weeks. I love that they were all wrong and my boy does what he wants.
What I miss: hmmm… a normal feeling rib cage…. Energy… I don’t know. I don’t think I really miss anything right now. sleep…. I do miss sleep….
What I’m loving: Growing a baby. Poking little dude. Calling him by name. Day dreaming about a life with baseballs and swimming lessons, and raising a little miniature version of my hubs. Creating a registry.
What I’m looking forward to: *same* Letting my hubs feel movement once I get bigger. Looking forward to painting Little Mr’s room. Looking forward to announcing a name. Looking forward to so so much. A life full of baseballs, tackles, snuggle sessions, and raising a man who loves Jesus. A baby shower. I had thought I wasn’t going to have one, and then a few people stepped up and said it was going to happen. So I’m looking forward to celebrating little man. My first meeting with our Doula. YIPPY!!! Can’t wait!
Baby Purchases: Nada. We’ve been gifted so many things and I love how generous people are. I am just blown away. I think we’re waiting to really purchase more things until we at least get a start on little man’s room. We haven’t touched it. We should, but we haven’t. We probably should start.
Best moment this week: Watching little dude kick me from the outside. Eating my beloved burger. Going to a concert and feeling little one rock out to some worship tunes. 🙂
Hello 20 weeks, I’m excited you’re here and thankful that I’ve been blessed to experience everything this far! I’m thrilled to be on the other side of 20 weeks! (Today is 20+4, pic was taken on 20w)
Happy Monday 🙂 Also, don’t forget, I am still running our fundraiser for our March of Dimes team
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I’ve reach $100 of my $250 goal. I’d like to raise more, but I think $250 is more reasonable for me 🙂