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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pregnancy Update



How far along? 19 weeks and 1 day -Into week 20! Out of the teens!

Due Date:  December 30 (for now) I have a suspicion that we will be told the baby is measuring ahead of schedule at our ultrasound on Friday!

Total weight gain/loss:
 4 lbs total gained, though I'm SURE I will have to add on to this from my appt. on Wednesday!

Maternity clothes? Yes, from here out I think. Going to raid the clearance rack at Kohl's tomorrow unless it's, like, shorts.

Sleep: Argh, there's no hope. Here are the new sleep issues:
  • I think Squiggles is having a growth spurt because I have been woken up by hunger every night.
  • I can no longer sort of lean on my belly- it's too big!
  • Angry and distressing dreams :o(
  • Insomnia from excitement and worry
  • Continued discomfort on left side, sciatica, and dehydration
Best moment this week: 
Building the crib all by myself!

Movement: YESSS!!!! Much more than every before, definite kicks that repeat. Can't wait until hubby can feel it, too!

Food cravings: Anything sweet, cold, or both! Fulfilling this with fruit and candy. I think I really want ice cream but I'm not eating any type, not even vegan because of the agave.

Food aversions: None

Symptoms: 

  • I felt sick for two days followed by what I swear is a baby/uterus growth spurt. 
  • Ravenous hunger like in first trimester including during the night!
  • More heartburn but not that bad
  • Sciatica grrr messing up my ballet skillz
  • Emotional, constant crying
  • Lots more movement including at different times of day! 
  
Gender:
 I can't believe how excited I am to find this out on Friday (hopefully!) I am of the mind that it doesn't matter, won't make a difference in our preparation or parenting except to decide about circumcision, and our child may decide on a different "gender" than is represented by their genitals BUT I am still dying to know. 

Labor Signs: Nooo

Belly Button in or out? Closer to a full outie but it will still be a while

What I miss: Summer! It seems to be ending and that means less time for baby prep, exercise, and cooking, though I do look forward to some income as a substitute teacher

What I am looking forward to: Hubby to come back from out of town. I am SO emotional lately and missing him. Oh, hormones.
  
Milestones: First person who I do not know asking "What are you due?" See! I knew Squiggles had a growth spurt this week!

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