How far along? 27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: gained 5 after Thanksgiving. Lost those five within 2 days. After a few weeks of fluctuation I'm at 8lb gain according to my app. I did workout last night, so that helps tip the scale.
Maternity Clothes? pants all the way, slowly working maternity sweaters and shirts into everyday wear
Stretch marks? nopeSleep? With the heater on we had to put the humidifier in overdrive. It's louder, but it does help me breath at night. Summer mommies complain about the heat, but there are lots of things for winter mommies to complain about too:
- buying expensive snow boots in a larger size to fit swollen feet
- no coats that fit around a belly; only capes and ponchos which aren't as warm
- layering only to undress once you enter a building
- Christmas shopping with pregnant
- drinking water when all you want is a hot beverage...but that hot cocoa will make you hot!
Maybe if I have a fall baby I'll be able to compare the two experiences.
Best moment this week: How about the last three weeks since I haven't written since then? That would say Thanksgiving with family. Probably the first Thanksgiving in years where I was the designated driver. Hubby had a fun time though. I just laid in the reclining chair watching football with my dad.
I also enjoyed creating our Christmas card this year. I wanted to go with a "married" theme since we got married this year, but we went with a "we're expecting" theme. It's super cute. I'll post it around Christmas when I know everyone has received one.
Miss Anything? I miss my body! It wasn't that great, but at least I could touch my toes without going blue in the face.
Movement: Yes, usually after I eat or if I lay down. I can't catch him move every hour, but it might be happening. I'm not sure.
Food cravings: None. Well Hubs was craving pie last night so that sounded good. We didn't get any pie though. Actually last night and this morning I had to have peanut butter. and I did. Yum!
Anything making your queasy or sick? I'll get a certain whiff of a random smell and sometimes it just makes me sick to my stomach! With the holidays and all the candles and perfumes around it is overwhelming.
Have you started to show yet? OH ya... This is AFTER thanksgiving. So I'm 5lbs heavier ;)
Symptoms: What ISN'T hurting?! My Tracy Anderson video workouts are getting easier now that we're in the 7th month, so I'm going to try and stick to those every night to help with circulation and muscle stretching. My stomach is HARD. It was a little fluffy during the first six months, but now it's solid kiddo - he is the size of a cauliflower so ya, that'll do it. However I do think my body is doing great. I will have moments when I think "woah - pushing myself too hard" - when I stand up to fast or get dizzy from overheating in a winter coat.
- Sciatic pain, dizziness, numbness in arms and hands (especially at night), headaches, tight muscles in stomach and legs, overheating, congested at night, light lower back pain and a million more I cannot think of right now.
I had my glucose and iron test. Passed the glucose, didn't pass the iron. So I need to take an iron supplement and eat more meat. Since starting the iron I think I am feeling better.
Labor signs: none
Belly button in or out? in. I'm waiting for it to POP! My SIL said hers never popped, so it might not happen.
Wedding rings on or off? Off. With the weather cold and my office/home hot my hands are swelling and unswelling throughout the day. I said "forget it" and decided to keep them off. No, I'm not wearing them around my neck either.
Happy or Moody most of the time? Neutral. 15 days until Christmas. Hopefully all my gifts get shipped in time with no weather interruptions! Trips to Dallas to budget for and a Vegas wedding plus oh ya, our nursery and baby! Bring on the bills!
Looking forward to: Christmas!!! It's my FAVORITE holiday just because of all the JOY in everyone's hearts. I'm sure I'll cry all week. We had the Catholic school choir come sing carols today at work and I was on the verge of tears the whole time. Tis the season!
With that said..
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