My Symptoms: Is baby movement a symptom? What about a sinus infection (thanks Robert…)? I guess my feet have been swelling a little bit here and there if I don’t stay hydrated, so that’s definitely a symptom. Otherwise we’re just sailing right along.
Hello 7th month – how ya doin’?
P.S. I’m in a foul mood today so this might not be very chipper.
From BabyCenter: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half (I’m pretty sure Lady B is pushing 2lbs…) — isn’t much more than an average rutabaga, but she’s beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she’ll start to look more and more like a newborn. She’s also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you’d now be able to discern its color and texture.
Weight/Belly: So last week was 24 weeks:
And this week is 25 weeks:
So maybe not much of a difference this week? That’s probably good.
I didn’t know if I wanted to post this bit of information but might as well, I overshare anyway, right? Last week at our doctor’s appointment, I stepped on the scale. I wanted to cry. I didn’t, but I totally wanted to. So of course the doctor, in the nicest way possible, says “Ok so, you know the numbers we talked about in the beginning (which was that he didn’t want me gaining much more than 30lbs), lets just keep an eye on it and be a bit more careful, okay?” F. Okay.
Don’t worry, I haven’t gained 30, but I do need to watch it. So I signed up for MyFitnessPal (kbrackmann, if you want to follow me and make sure I don’t eat like an idiot [too much]) to keep myself accountable for what I eat and to remind myself of how lazy I’m being (seriously need to go to the gym…which I should have left 10 minutes ago for. Son-of-a….) So far I seem to be holding steady, which is what needs to happen, and I’m trying to eat things that are more filling and keep me fuller longer than whatever I’m craving at that second (i.e. chocolate). Anyone have any help or tips?
My friend Jamie gave me advice. She said “Male OBs are stupid…Tell him he doesn’t have an opinion until he starts growing a baby in his uterus.” To which I laughed and laughed 🙂 Thanks girl!
Movement: Yeah so I have a feeling gymnast-baby is here to stay. At any point in the day I can just look down at my belly and see her dancing all over the place. She also apparently thinks my bladder is, at times, a pillow, and other times, a punching bag. I told Robert last night that she probably has his energy level. If that’s the case, we are so screwed. Dude can’t sit still ever. If I have 2 of them, I don’t know what I’ll do. Can’t someone just snuggle with me on the couch? Where’s my dog?
Sleep: I’m waking up a bit more in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and last night I was woken up with a nice charlie horse at 2:45 and was wide awake afterwards. I thought of something I wanted to tell Robert and seriously considered waking him up to tell him, but then I figured he wouldn’t remember anyway so I should probably just leave him be. Luckily I fell back to sleep at some point.
Cravings: Maybe all those chocolate covered strawberries didn’t help the weight thing mentioned above but I don’t care, they were delicious and I loved them all. So I’m trying to curb my chocolate cravings now with fruit and gum. I don’t know how well it’s working. I saw a guy buying a large chocolate bunny at Trader Joe’s and really wanted one. I didn’t get it because Robert was with me and he said no (lame…) but dang. It looked good. Is there a way I can trick my brain into craving something other than sugar? Anyone have any ideas?
Work Outs: I’ve been lazy this week (but busy, does that matter?) – I think it’s supposed to be nice today so maybe after work I’ll take the dog on a walk.
Best part of the week: We got most of the registry set up and now I am just adding things sporadically. And how does BabiesRUs not have the Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes book?! I’m appalled. Someone please get me this. I had one when I was little and loved it to death (literally, the pages fell out and I’m pretty sure the cover ripped of). But please talk amongst yourselves, I want one of these, not 20 🙂