November 13, 2013
I've been pregnant for 6 months!
Half a year!
That means I haven't had coffee for 6 months!
I haven't drank alcohol for 6 months!
I have been growing another human being inside of me..I've been +1 for half a year!
How far along? 24 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: So far I have gained 10 lbs. This past weekend I was at a retreat and a woman at my table gave me pregnancy advice, as most people feel the need to do...she told me I don't need to gain a pound. She said she weighed less at 9 months pregnant than she did before she was pregnant. I asked her how she did that and she said she worked out like crazy. Well I'm not working out like crazy, even though working out does make me feel AWESOME. I am, however, checking in with myself when I get an urge to eat something. "Am I really hungry or am I just craving something?" With my healthy snacks and lots of water, I've stayed at a 10 lb gain all week.
Maternity Clothes? yes..At first I loved these clothes, but the more I wear them I think- "Am I supposed to fit in these with a basketball belly? How is that going to happen?" I guess we'll wait and see!
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep? The crazy dreams continue. Daylight Savings Time is no longer helping me sleep. I'm tired, but up at 5 am. Good times.
Best moment this week: Baby kicks all around! Hubby actually felt one last night! Yay!
Miss Anything? My coats and jackets. I've had most of my coats since high school, and they don't fit comfortably anymore! A lady from church gave me a heavy beige pancho she never wore, so I'm a big beige ball of baby belly.
Movement: Yep! When I lay down at night he'll kick a few times and it startles me! I've been know to jump or scream out loud!
Food cravings: none. Still can't eat big portions. I'm trying to curb my appetite because hubby is gaining my pregnancy weight for me. I want to be a good example but I can't help what he eats when I'm not around...
Anything making your queasy or sick? Nope.
Have you started to show yet? Yep!
Symptoms: Sciatic nerve pain on right side (haven't had a professional massage in months) Hubby did try his best the other night and did a great job! Also my teeth are beginning to get sensitive. Might be that I'm drinking cold water in cold weather, but ugh they hurt as I type this. After a weekend standing in praise and worship during my retreat I have lost my ankles. For the first time in my life (if you don't count sprains during HS basketball) I have cankles! That is a merge of your calves and ankles.
Labor signs: none
Belly button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Before the retreat this weekend I wanted to run away and hide in a cave. Nothing was making me happy. I was in a total rut. Hubs could tell and was trying his best to help but more often than not that meant he just left me alone. But after this retreat I am on cloud 9 with life. It was this time last year I attended my A.C.T.S. retreat, so I guess I just need a nice Jesus pick me up around this time each year.
Looking forward to: Thanksgiving and being surrounded with family and friends. We're trying to decide if we can squeeze in a trip to east Texas or the Hill Country while we're in Dallas. Sure would be nice to see a change of scenery.
Labels: 24 weeks, baby, pregnancy