How far along: 18.5 weeks
Baby Size: A sweet potato (5.6 inches, 6.7 ounces)
Workouts: CrossFit 3 days this week (and I'll be going tomorrow too). The weather has been nice enough for run/walks on the weekends, and I forsee a few of those this weekend as well! I’m doing a couple of short races in the next couple of months so I need to get in a few runs here and there.
Maternity clothes: Still in my normal clothes. Dresses are nicer and nicer to wear, pants are getting a little tighter throughout the day, and a definite bump decided to show up last weekend so it’s only a matter of time J
Stretch marks: Nothing.
Sleep: Sleep has been better the past 2 weeks. Only waking up once or twice to go to the bathroom. Or when there are a set of dog paws jamming into my back.
Gender: I have no idea. The old wives tales and Chinese gender chart says girl but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were a boy either. In 6 days, we’ll know!
Movement: B2 is a mover and a shaker. He/she has been giving me little kicks and punches throughout the day. They are slight and if I didn’t know better I probably wouldn’t recognize them, but I know it’s definitely B2 rolling around in there!
Food cravings: My sweet tooth has been kicking in lately. I’ve wanted ice cream every night (so I usually have a small bowl – about a ½ cup) of mint chocolate chip. So good and hits the spot.
Aversions: Still can’t do chicken breast. I haven’t tried steak, but everything else seems to be good to go. I ate asparagus last night so we’re good there too!
Labor Signs: Nope.
What I miss: I'm still good!
Symptoms: The crappy symptoms I was having are going away, which is lovely. Now it’s just the usual peeing a lot, round ligament pain (especially if I move too quickly), and headaches here and there. Nothing too serious though!
Nursery: No progress made. We’ll get there J
Belly Button in or out? In.
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Mood: Pretty good. I find that I am crying really easily these days…which is new, I can usually hold it together pretty well. But overall I’m pretty happy!
Best moment this week: Celebrating a wedding, my 30th, and a baby shower with so many people I love so much and just getting to see everyone.
Looking forward to: September 4th! And a couple days on the beach won’t hurt either ;)