Thoughts: this week when people have been asking how I am doing, I keep saying, "I am slowing down". I've noticed myself getting more and more tired and winded from regular activities and focusing on rest and relaxation instead of trying to get every single thing done. We walk up a little hill from the parking lot to church and Sunday I guess I was walking really slow because Jon helped by pushing me up haha.
Baby: he is 13.5 inches this week and the size of a rutabega (can't say I would recognize one if I saw it) but last week he was already 1lb 11oz so I am guessing our chunker is almost 2 lbs now. Jon told me that if we saw him now his skin would look baggy and wrinkly and all his hair would be white from the lack of pigment... our little Benjamin Button baby!
Symptoms: well....not so great of a week. Got some bad bouts of heart burn which I would get before pregnancy so it's not surprising (but I avoided it this long which is good). And after about 4 weeks of being sickness free, I got really sick again. I am admitting that it was my fault, I forgot my morning Zofran before church and had to run out to make it to a break room. You'd think I'd remember my pill after months of taking it... but you'd also think that I wouldn't be getting sick after 6 months!
Movement: oh yeah. Last weeks sonogram showed him curled up in a little ball but this week he was like a star fish and stretched out in my tummy. Punches under my ribs, at my belly button and way down low. We were going to bed Sunday night and I actually felt a little discomfort when he kicked me (punched really because he is head down) SO low. It was basically on my pubic bone and did not feel good. But for the most part I love the precious kicks and punches throughout the day! Funny how newborns are born so calm and docile after months of karate and kickboxing in your stomach.
Sleep: this week I have fully embraced naps which is huge considering I never used to take them pre pregnancy. A few weekdays I would get home from work and go cuddle up in bed, not necessarily fall asleep but totally relax my body. And we've decided to start truly practicing Sabbath on Sunday and make sure we have a clear schedule after church so we can nap and re-energize for the week ahead.
Cravings/aversions/eating: watermelon, kiwi, Nutella, all carbs, cereal
Workouts: went to the gym a few times in the past week in my new workout clothes! Got some flowy workout tops from Old Navy that aren't maternity but fit the growing bump and I can still fit into my Nike shorts for now. Jon and I have been going on some longer walks with Ernie and I laugh because I used to be speedy Gonzales and pretty much walk ahead of him... now I am a lotttttt slower.
Clothes: maternity jeans/capris/short with a mix of maternity shirts and non. I have a lot of maternity clothes and want to make sure I get to wear them all so I am cycling through those. Non maternity sun dresses this week too.
Random: we registered for a hospital tour on June 1st, I will be 31 weeks. It's weird to see the shift lately now that we are on the downhill portion of the pregnancy. I am reading BabyWise right now and last night Jon said, "hey are you almost done I want to read!". We are trying to learn as much as we can about childbirth, labor, breastfeeding, sleep schedules... all very surreal!
We got our stroller last week (Britax B-Agile) and have been testing it out around the house to see what Ernie thinks. I keep telling Jon I want to get a double stroller so I can have baby in one side and Ernie in the other haha.
THE most appropriate shirt for baby Hart... a sweet gift from Liz and her baby girl (due in June)!
I was going through my craft stuff to get a paint brush and found a baggie of seashells that Jon and I collected on our honeymoon over 2 years ago. I repurposed a wooden anchor from my Delta Gamma days and glued the seashells on for baby Hart's room...