May 22, 2017
Symptoms: Yesterday, I drank a bottle of water at dinner. And then proceeded to pee SEVEN times in the next hour. So, I’d say peeing a lot is a pretty big symptom right now. I’ve been having some growing pains, possibly some mild braxton hicks? I’ve been having at least one bloody nose a day, which is just really super glamorous. Let me tell ya!
Body Image: I wrote about this a little on my Instagram yesterday and y’all were the sweetest. I honestly don’t know my current weight and it’s not like I’ve reached some point where I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life, but I am definitely bigger at this current point that I was with either girl and that has been surprisingly hard on me! I don’t know if it’s the difference of a boy pregnancy, the time of year(hello water retention + swelling), or the fact that I started this pregnancy a few pounds heavier than the girls, but I just feel like I’m huge already and get discouraged trying to get dressed or take a cute picture(the photo above was seriously like the one flattering out of about…30. God bless my Instagram husband). I tossed on a shirt that I wore at the very end of my pregnancy with Mabel to go to a baby shower this weekend and it was so tight I couldn’t hardly move my arms! I was like…say what?! So, I don’t even know.
I know this. I’m so, so crazy happy and incredibly thankful for my body for growing and taking such good care of this baby boy. And I know that I will lose the weight for a third time, just like I have done twice before(which, suckssss, but I digress) And I know that I look at other pregnant women and think they are the loveliest, most beautiful things in the world, but somehow I can’t seem to find it inside myself to extend that grace to me. I know I’m being hard on myself! I know it….but I can’t seem to stop it.
I’m crazy and hormonal right now, what can I say.
Cravings: I ate half of a green bell pepper with lunch yesterday and it was like the first vegetable in….a long time and it brought me so much happiness. So, more green bell peppers please!
Size Of Baby: Spaghetti squash! They say almost a pound and 11 inches long- but I think he’s likely bigger than that. He was measuring 14 oz at our ultrasound 2 weeks ago, so I think he’s probably heftier than what the predictors say. Either way, growing boy!
Movement: Plenty of that! I obviously get busy and don’t usually notice him during the day, but as soon as I sit or lie down there he is! He especially loves to roll around and kick between 11-12 pm. So that bodes well for my sleep later this year…..
Sleep: Sleeping good. I have a hard time winding down and stay up super late…but then once I’m asleep I’m pretty good to go. Though I did just order myself a pregnancy pillow(FINALLY) and it should be here later today…I’m hoping!
Clothing: I finally pulled the trigger on an Old Navy order this weekend. One pair of maternity shorts was NOT cutting it and I decided I needed some more breezy cotton dresses as well(cuz…hot outside). Hopefully they fit okay! If so, I’ll be sure to report back here with links and pictures!
Gender: Definitely a baby boy!
Purchases: No purchases, but I have received some amazing baby boy things in the mail this last week or two that I am SO excited about! I shared a bunch of them on my Instagram stories yesterday, but don’t worry if you missed them, I’ll be sharing them in a few Friday posts soon!
Looking Forward To: A three day weekend this week! Hooray!
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