Baby's size: A pineapple. A FREAKING PINEAPPLE!!
Weight gain: I'm happy to report I'm still at the 19 pound mark, even after last week's appointment, which was my first appointment to not lose or gain any weight. I'm okay with it, but I'm pretty sure this next appointment will definitely tell different. ;)
Stretch marks: No. Thank you, Burts Bees Mama Bee!
Sleep: Ugh. Sleep is getting to be more and more A) minimal and B) of a hassle. This week I've been struck with a teensy bit of restless leg syndrome and it is, by far, the most obnoxious thing EVER. While I'm not experiencing tingling or numbness, when I lay down at night I feel the constant urge to move my legs. It's weird. And I can say I hate it and have dreaded going to bed every night for the last 3 nights because of this. I've gotten a solid 5 hours of sleep each night for the last 4 nights. Not awesome.
Gender: I think we've covered this...
Movement: Yes! I swear I have a little contortionist in my belly!! It's crazy to see an elbow pop out here, a butt stick out here or a foot poke out there! Pretty sure this will always be my favorite thing about pregnancy. :) Oh-except she needs to find a new place other than my ribcage to hibernate. Talk about a weird feeling having your baby lodged under your ribs!
Best moment this week: Un-baby related but my best moment in the past week was definitely the time spent just relaxing and doing absolutely nothing. Typically, on the Fourth of July, I'm all gung-ho about cooking and being out by the pool but this year, I literally didn't even get dressed for the day until 5pm. I did nothing all. day. long. for the first time in what feels like forever and it just felt good. I think my body needed that.
Looking forward to: Baby girl's crib bedding is being delivered on Friday! The sweet ladies at Green Pea Baby have been hard at work designing the perfect crib set for the past 10 weeks and I just cannot WAIT to show y'all! Also-I'm really looking forward to hanging up all the decor I bought last weekend in the nursery so those nekkid walls can stop looking so bare!
Food cravings: WATERMELON. I want it all day. Everyday. I cut one up on Saturday and it's already 80% gone. I canNOT get enough watermelon right now. Oh-and I want sweets. Gimme all the sweets...anything with sugar! What is wrong with me?!
Weirdest food I ate this week: Nothing "weird" but I've most definitely had some form of dessert every single day. (Yikes.) On the 4th, I had 3 desserts. #oops
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing making me sick but last night I got probably the worst stomach ache I've had in a long time and all I wanted to do was curl up in the fetal position, which, might I add...IS IMPOSSIBLE WHEN YOU'RE ALMOST 8 MONTHS PREGNANT!
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: The SI pain from last week has subsided (I think) but the pelvis/pubic bone pain is still hanging around. And it's not fun. Also, like I mentioned, restless legs at night but I'm really trying to combat this one with herbal teas and magnesium. I am PRAYING this does not stick around for the next 8-9 weeks because I might go out back and saw both of my own legs off...
Workouts: Yes! I got in a really good workout on Monday night, which felt GREAT, and I am looking forward to sneaking in another workout (or two?!) later this week. Because of my pelvis/pubic bone pain, I've had to switch from high intensity walking on the treadmill at an incline to spinning and as crazy as it sounds, it actually doesn't hurt to do the bike! Though you burn like ZERO calories on the bike, I broke a sweat and got my heartbeat up a little, which is the goal at this point.
What I miss: Just being completely honest here but I miss feeling normal. This week I've really started to feel pregnant and I can tell it's starting to take a toll on this body of mine. I've noticed I am a bit more uncomfortable at times and if I do too much one day, I feel like I got hit by a bus the next. I know pregnancy changes your body forever, but I'll be glad to feel semi-normal again once I have this baby girl in my arms and not in my belly.
Things that suck: Need I mention it again? Restless legs. Seriously-to not have control of your own limbs is so weird and flat out stinks.
Things that don't suck: Knowing that in less than 2 months, we'll have a baby to call our own! I seriously cannot wait for the new baby smell, the snuggling, the little noises, the wrinkles...and everything else...yes, even the midnight feedings and explosive diapers, that come with a brand new baby. :)
And that wraps up this week's bump date! Until next week...