Thoughts: we are slowly creeping up on the halfway mark and we couldn't be more excited! We still have 4.5 months to go but I find myself getting antsy to meet our little guy lately. I had a dream Monday night that we were checking in to be induced and I woke up so excited...then remembered we have a while to go!
Baby: He is the size of a mango this week and half a pound! Kinda gross but his testicles have begun their "decent" this week and will drop in a few weeks (this is prepping me for being a boy mama!). His baby teeth are established beneath his gums and his permanent teeth are forming behind those. Hopefully we won't see any teeth for about a year. His arms and legs are finally in proportion to the rest of his body too.
Symptoms: I decided to try to quit Zofran cold turkey last night and was sick this morning... after 8 days vomit free. I never thought I'd be someone so sick during pregnancy but looks like that may be the case. Luckily it is absolutely worth it, I am just ready for it to be over. Tailbone/back pain is bad but I'm powering through it and Jon has been giving me unlimited back rubs. Hormones are whack this week. I've been getting annoyed easily by people at work, etc...luckily not at my husband! Going to the bathroom...a LOT! Seriously my bladder feels so full it starts hurting every 30 minutes.
Weight: I weighed myself yesterday and I am 11lbs up from my 6 week appointment which is 7lbs up from my pre pregnancy weight.
Movement: baby boy is moving a lot this week! He seems to move when I am completely relaxed and calm and last night I described it as sliding my thumb against the inside of my belly. Jon hasn't been able to feel anything with his hands on my belly just yet but I know it is probably coming soon.
Workouts: walking has really helped my tailbone pain and I try to do a little each day. Workouts have been good...3 days of weights, 1 cardio class, and random walks here and there. In my kick boxing class I feel like I need to hold my belly when we do certain moves for extra support. I also feel like I may pee my pants when I attempt a jumping jack haha.
Clothes: Last Wednesday I wore regular jeans with a rubberband at the clasp and Thursday morning I just couldn't do it! I've been wearing maternity leggings from Old Navy and in full on maternity pants since then. I feel like I am growing so much below my belly button which makes non maternity jeans hard. Maternity pants are just so comfy! I also got some maternity workout tops this week I can't wait to try.
The belly always looks huge in the mirror! Antiquing after church with my boys 18w6d