How far along: Only 38 weeks to go… but who’s counting??
(Correction thanks to one of my readers: I have 18 weeks to go. Apparently I can no longer do math. Should this be listed under the symptoms section)? 😉
How big is baby: This week, according to websites that compare baby to the size of veggies and fruits, Brady is the size of a papaya. 🙂 (Hmmm, this makes me wonder to myself. Have I ever even tried a papaya? I don’t think so, but I kind of want to now).
Total weight gain: My next doctor’s appointment isn’t until August, so I don’t have a current weight update.
Gender: Team blue!!
Maternity clothes: Still dressing the bump with my normal clothes (other than the one maternity sundress and two pairs of shorts I bought a few weeks ago), but I’m becoming more limited as to what still fits. 😉
Sleep: I’m sleeping pretty good, for the most part. Still waking up several times a night to pee though. Ha, ha.
Best moment of this week: Feeling more flutters and tiny movements. It’s incredible!
Miss anything: Iced coffee. I missed it so badly, that I actually called a Dunkin Donuts hotline to find out how much caffeine was in their decaf iced coffee! 🙂 The caffeine in their small, coffee coolatta (with skim milk) was so minimal that I felt comfortable splurging (especially since I’ve been so good about avoiding coffee and caffeine in general).
Movement: Just those tiny flutters and little bubble sensations. I’m loving every one of them, because it lets me know that Brady is doing well and exercising his arms / legs.
Food cravings: I actually didn’t have any specific cravings this week, although I’ve definitely had a major sweet tooth. I need to cut back on the sugar going forward! 🙂 (Although from the moment I became pregnant, I’ve really wanted stuffing. So I was excited that stuffing was served at an anniversary party I attended over the weekend. Soooo delicious!).
Exercise: I had SO much energy on Monday that I actually jogged a little bit at the end of my morning walk. I didn’t run fast or run very long, but just jogging at all made me oh-so-happy! Also, I have fallen in love with swimming. My friend Liz and I try to go once a week, and Nate has agreed to go with me at least once a week as well. It’s so refreshing and really works my entire body.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still not a huge fan of chicken. But nothing makes me gag anymore (that I know of), so I’m incredibly happy about that!!
Symptoms: Major upper-back pain every night. But I feel great every morning and for most of the day, so I can’t complain!
Have you started to show yet: Baby bump is round and growing by the day! 🙂
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! This was such a great week for me, because I had so much energy and just felt so healthy. I’m loving each summer day and living in the moment.
Final thought: Happy Friday, my friends!! 🙂