How far along? 31 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Still only+18lbs. I was at 21lbs. with Reagan at this point in my last pregnancy.
Maternity clothes? YEP!
Stretch marks? Nothing yet. Thank goodness and fingers crossed.
Sleep: With the help of epsom salt baths and lots of lavender essential oil spray i’m hanging in there.
Best moment this week: Daddy turned 30 this week. We had so much celebrating him and everything he has accomplished in his 30 years on this Earth. Also a bonus, we went on a walk as a family and I was able to chug along for a full 4 miles. Totally crushed it. Still working on finding a balance between resting enough and staying active but not overdoing it. Tricky Tricky Tricky.
Have you told family and friends? Yep!
Worst moment this week: We went out to dinner to celebrate my hubby and I SOOOOOO BADLY wanted a drink!!! Just to get out of the house, enjoy a nice meal, and relax was completely wonderful. A nice glass of wine OR even better, a margarita would have been AMAZING. We still had so much fun and Reagan did great. One of my best pieces of advice to new parents…take your kids everywhere. Don’t be afraid if they misbehave. Its good for them to learn that fits and tantrums don’t derail LIFE and we keep on trucking no matter what.
Miss Anything? I miss having my body to myself. But I LOVE the feeling of our sweet little gummy bear moving around in my tummy. Those moments and the weeks are dwindling. I need to just soak up every second of what it feels like to be growing a tiny human being.
Movement: BIG rolls and BIG jabs. Reagan moved a lot but this baby has super exaggerated movements that are huge. Think Alien type movements were my tummy is distended in two different directions at the same time. Totally bizarre. The hubby and I watch the baby move in bed at night and are blown away at how different this baby is compared to Miss Reagan. We are so excited to know what we are having. Only a few more weeks.
Food cravings: Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Morning sickness has made another appearance. Small meals and carbs with every meal make a huge difference.
Symptoms: Feeling all the pregnancy FEELS! D-Day is coming.
Have you started to show yet: I’m definitely either pregnant OR hiding a basketball under my shirt 24/7!
Gender prediction: BOY!!! But I really have no idea. I was so positive during my first pregnancy, mothers intuition and all, that Reagan was a BOY too. Definitely wrong. So this time I truly have no idea.
Labor Signs: Nada but lots of braxton hicks contractions and a few real ones mixed in there as well. All totally normal. My body is just practicing for the real thing, 🙂
Belly Button in or out? OUT
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody this week. My emotions have been on a constant rollercoaster and I feel a bit unhinged. Having a birthday to celebrate and family in town has definitely helped!!!!
Looking forward to: Easter weekend!!!!