Remember that time when I said I wasn’t going to post an bump date each week? Well, I’m taking that back this week.
Remember when I said I’d post more regularly? Well, apparently, I take that back, too.
I’m working through some work/life balance challenges and work has been winning on the reg.
Thankfully, I have tomorrow off (but, only because I have to work Saturday). Craig and I are headed to Chicago to hit up the IKEA to purchase our first baby items. IT’S GETTING SO REAL.
what’s happening with bumpster | Bumpster is the size of a large mango, a bunch of grapes, or a papaya. Starting this week I might actually see him moving around. Wait, what!? His inner ear is fully formed, so he can hear what I hear! He’s also starting to chub up a bit. Beginning this week, he will start packing on the pounds (maybe that explains my sudden weight gain!?) – by the end of the month, he will have doubled in weight.
total weight gain | oh. em. gee. Remember how last week I hadn’t gained anything? Well, according to my scale I’ve gained 3 pounds. In a week. I feel like the child has been eating my stomach (I’m so hungry all the time!). Here’s to hoping that isn’t the new norm. Yikes.
maternity clothes | Every day. I won’t compromise my comfort when everything else is so stressful. I’m a hot mess – but at least I’m a comfortable hot mess.
stretch marks | nah.
sleep | Pretty darn good. But, I’ve had some effed up dreams.
best moment this week | Craig felt the little guy move for the first time this week – on two separate occasions. Man, I wish I had a picture of his face. His eyes got so big. It was sweet.
miss anything | Nothing new from previous weeks.
movement | I feel him quite a bit at night when I lay down to go to bed. Occasionally, it will feel like he is pouncing on my bladder and I don’t love it butttttt I love that he’s moving. There’s truth to it being reassuring. For sure. And it hasn’t freaked me out the way I thought it would.
food cravings | Nothing in particular this week. But, a bag of Nutter Butter bites may or may not have made their way into my grocery cart this week.
anything making you queasy or sick | Nah.
gender | Boy!
pregnancy/labor symptoms | Thankful to say no!
belly button in or out | In!
wedding rings on or off | On!
looking forward to | Our Ikea trip tomorrow – and I’m also looking forward to my next ultrasound in 2 weeks!