So I think it is safe to say that baby has hit a bit of a growth spurt over this last week or two! I had an amazing (completely uneventful!) OB appointment on Wednesday and everything checked out perfectly. Such a relief! She found the heartbeat immediately(SO much better than last time!!!!) and baby didn’t move all over the place so we got to listen for a nice long time, heard a really strong rhythm, and she was able to very easily count the heart rate. 148!
Symptoms: The usual pregnancy stuff- I’m certainly feeling better, although not 100% yet. I’d say I’m operating still more at about 70% The exhaustion is real, I’m still basically only eating bread, and clearly…..there’s a bump! I’ve had some heart flutters(Dr. said to keep an eye on it but not to worry either), tons of trips to the bathroom, and my skin is still going nuts!
Weight Gain: Up 2 lbs? I think? 145.
Cravings: No specific cravings- one of my favorite foods right now is the chicken pesto pizza from schlotzskys with a coke. That ALWAYS sounds and tastes good to me, so I’ve been consuming a lot of those these days…
Aversions: Most meats, most greens, still no coffee or lattes. I’ve had one or two, but can barely manage to even drink a tall size. So, still not there yet.
Size Of Baby: An apple or navel orange! I can’t believe there is a person who is 4 and a half inches long hanging out in my stomach!
Sleep: No complaints really, I use the bathroom a few times a night and toss a turn a bit. I told Jim that in a few weeks he’s going to have to start waking me up to tell me to roll over because whenever I wake up I’m sleeping flat on my back. I remember doing this with both girls too!
Clothing: I haven’t purchased anything new since last week though I did notice that Target is running a BOGO sale on their shoes so I just may have to order the gold sandals I’ve been eyeballing!
I also shared on my Instagram stories yesterday that I wore my leggings inside out in public to my Dr’s appointment and it took me an insanely long time to notice that I had. Oops.
Gender: Short answer, zero intuition. Long answer, I was starting to strongly lean boy. But then I read my week 15 post with Mabel and all of the reasons I was leaning boy with her are the same as now, lol! Soooo now I’m thinking that I should probably be leaning girl instead. But really I have no idea.
But! We’re going to know really soon. Like, really soon(if baby cooperates!). I’m not telling you when cuz y’all will badger me like crazy people. But just know, when I know, you’ll know shortly thereafter 😉
Purchases: I haven’t ordered anything this week, but now that I’m in 2nd trimester(I was being super anxious and weird this time around) I finally went and got my hair and nails done! Yay! That has helped me to feel a bit back to my usual self. Now I just need a tan :p
Looking Forward To: Finding out who is in there!! Do you have any guesses? Team blue or team pink?!