Thoughts: I am officially in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy! What seems like the impossible also seems like it's been a long time coming.Things are getting more real, or "surreal" really. We spent lots of the weekend watching my belly move and talking about what our son will be like. Kicks used to just be a fun little jolt but now I think about my baby boy in there, picturing his face, his little lips and head of hair.
Baby: he is 16 inches long and more than 2lbs! Yesterday the app said cucumber and today it says head of cauliflower... weird. We go in next week for an ultrasound so hopefully they can give us an estimated weight. He can dream now which is cool and his hearing is fully developed.
Symptoms: Zofran free for 11 days! Haven't really felt nausea in the past week but the bloody nose has come back. I've also had a really drippy nose (no other allergy symptoms) which is a pregnancy thing. I've noticed how easily I get winded the past week. Wow! I feel like a Biggest Loser contestant on week 1 and I am sure it will only get harder haha. La linea negra has started to show thanks to me being so pale. It is not too dark but it's funny because my belly button is off centered and the line is right down the center of my tummy so they don't exactly line up.
Movement: all the time! Like the books say, I can now recognize his sleep patterns and know when he is awake (because he kicks me non stop). I got one kick on camera but he is shy when I try to record! We also shined the iPhone flashlight by his head (books say he is sensitive to light) and he kicked me hard. Stubborn boy.
Cravings/aversions/eating: pretty much eating anything and everything... lots of fruit and chocolate, and drinking TONS of water.
Workouts: slowly getting back into them. Light weights and walking are my favorites and I hope I can do some swimming soon.
Sleep: good! Sunday night I didn't wake up to go to the bathroom at all... score! I've found myself sleeping on my leftside pretty much the whole night, which is recommended.
Clothes: this blog is all about being real so today you get to see the bump in a swimsuit! I sat by the pool with girlfriends over the weekend and surprisingly the suit fit good, despite being a little more busty than I like. I had Jon snap this pic when I got home because I felt like baby was hanging SO LOW. The water was way too cold to swim but I am hoping it warms up in a few weeks.
And no I don't have a cartoon elephant tattoo...it is hiding a tattoo though ;-)
Random: we started hanging stuff on the walls of the nursery, washed diapers, and bought the supplies to make rain gutter book shelves we've seen on Pinterest. My hope is to have most of the baby room set up in the next month since my baby shower is in June! Sneak peek into his room...
Doctor appointments: next Monday I go in for my glucose testing and we get to see our little guy via sonogram. My appointment is at 12:15p and I was told I can eat breakfast as long as I fast for 4 hours. I am not trying to cheat the system but any recommendations on what to eat the day of? I normally have cereal but want to do something with less sugar.
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