Size of the baby? A mango! Brad's favorite fruit. The Bump says he or she is 6 inches long and weighs 8.5 ounces.
Maternity Clothes? None yet, just the Belly Band and a couple maternity tanks cause they're nice and long (the one I'm wearing in the photo above is a Liz Lange tank from Target and I LOVE it)
Stretch marks? I don't think so. I don't inspect that often, but the last time I did I thought I maybe saw what could be some? But then when I looked again it just looked a little like veins under the skin, which is pretty common in pregnancy. So who knows. I've switched to using Bio-Oil on my tummy.
Weight? I'm up a total of 8lbs as of 3/29. I feel like we had a growth spurt in the last week or so, though, so who knows what I've added since. Here's a funny, random story - before I got pregnant I always thought that I wanted the kind of belly that was round and higher up on your torso. Why, I don't know. I just felt that since I have a long torso that I would have one of those bellies where it would be way down low and I just didn't want that. Well, the Lord is either really good to give us the things we hope for, or He has a sense of humor and did in fact give me the big round belly I wanted. I told Brad last night that I was a little sad that I didn't have one of those cute, tiny bellies. I can't tell you how THICK I feel in my middle these days. I am loving this belly cause it's something I've wanted for a long time and more importantly cause there's a sweet baby in there, but I am surprised at how big I am so far! [However, my diet has not been so great. My meals are pretty healthy but my night snacking is what's getting me in trouble...]
Sleep? It's pretty good. I wake up a fair amount, do a lot of tossing and turning. Also still feeling pretty tired easily.
Best Moment of the Week? Hmm...nothing that really sticks out. I think just feeling good that I'm feeling good, and feeling lots of movement from the babe.
Movement? Yes, lots of it. At least it feels like a lot to me, I don't have anything to compare it to? I notice the most amount of movement at night, especially when I'm in the bath. Strange thing this last week, I swear it felt like the baby was jumping up and down on my cervix or something, cause I was certain I was going to go to the bathroom and find a little foot or something! [Yes, that is a lot of info but the moment really freaked me out and I want to remember it, haha!] I actually called my doctor's office and the nurse laughed and said it was just fine, it was probably the baby stretching out in a different position :)
Symptoms? I think the biggest one is just how tired I can get. That's not really in my normal nature to be a tired person, so I notice it more. I've felt more sciatic pain, but that's only noticeable after I've been walking or cleaning for a couple hours. Skin is pretty itchy. Oh, and I have a couple small dark spots on my face, I think they call it melasma in pregnancy or something?
Cravings? Still Coke. Dried Mangoes! Any sweet baked dessert.
Gender? TOMORROW! If you read this, please say a prayer for me and my nerves. I'm excited for this appointment but really praying we have a healthy baby!
What do I miss? I think I'm missing regular clothes. I'm wearing regular clothes, but it's just so different now. I can't just get up, pull on some pants and a shirt and go. I have to think a little more about what will not only fit well but what will fit well and look good. We're going to Tampa this Friday for a week and they have a J Crew Outlet there, which is hands down my favorite place to shop, and I'm SO sad that I won't be able to get any cute summer clothes :(
What I'm looking forward to? I'm looking forward to tomorrow's big ultrasound! I think I'm ready to move onto the next stage of pregnancy - the planning and figuring things out, like a name! We haven't really talked much about a name cause it's just not in my personality to really focus on things that are unsure, so in my mind, why spend a lot of time discussing names when you don't know what you're even working with for a gender? So that will be nice to start discussing more. Also just to be able to look more to the future and start buying things here and there.