Symptoms: Week 17 has finally turned a corner and I’m no longer sick like I was! Thank goodness! This is a smidge earlier than both girls, so, while I wasn’t lucky enough to get a reprieve as soon as 2nd tri started, I guess having a boy did lighten the sickness load a little bit. Thanks hormones! I’ll take it.
Otherwise, tons of trips to the bathroom, super smell powers still, super dry skin, swelling, super sore boobs, and afternoon sleepiness. Though, I’m really hoping my energy levels will go back up again soon- it’s starting to feel that way.
Cravings: Nothing specific, I’ve never been like a I NEED TO HAVE THIS NOW pregnant chick, but I will say, queso and chips still hold a special place in my heart right now. The salty + cheese is just like, yes.
Aversions: Thankfully nothing too specific now. The other day Jim made tacos for dinner and I was like NOPE, but for the most part, I’ve been able to join family dinners again and have started to eat more normally again. As I said already, THANK GOODNESS!
Size Of Baby: A turnip! 5 oz and 5 inches!
Movement: Finally yes! I felt Mabel during week 15 so I kept watching out for that. Then at my OB appointment around that time they all asked if I was feeling baby yet? annnd I totally wasnt, so that made me really nervous! But once I clocked into week 16 I’ve been feeling baby a few times throughout the day. Love love love it!
Sleep: A lot of times I nap in the afternoon, and then stay up super late at night…and never wake up before the girls in the morning. But, overall, sleep is still pretty good!
Clothing: All maternity and getting reallllly tricky to find things that I want to wear and feel happy in. I have one pair of maternity shorts from my last Stitch Fix box that I literally wear like, every day. So I think I’m going to need to get another pair(or two) of maternity shorts. I love the idea of maxi dresses and skirts, but the truth is, I’m mostly just a jeans and tee kind of gal. So I’m always going to reach for my denim before I go for anything else.
Gender: IT’S A BOY! Seriously so excited and still can’t believe it.
We have a first name and are trying to nail down a middle. I have THEE cutest ultrasound pictures that I need to get around to uploading so that you can see his adorable little face. And now that I think about it, I should probably just write an entire post about his ultrasound anyway 🙂
Purchases: Also another post that I need to put together! I’ve been working my way through tonnnns of recommendations for shops and stores for adorable baby boy things. This is completely foreign territory, because I’m pretty sure I have bought baby boy clothes um…never. I wandered over to the Carter’s boy section for the first time EVER and was like….what am I even looking for?
But also, come to find out, I am like, super super picky about my little boy clothes. Like, even way more picky that I am for my girls. The adorable baby boy clothes exist- it’s true! They’re just a little(lot) harder to find…except for Cat & Jack. They’re just all over the place with their adorableness.
Looking Forward To: Baby kicks getting strong enough for Jim and Abigail to feel! I don’t think it will be much longer now. He’s growing stronger every day!