Welcome to the second trimester!
Baby Growth: This week Baby A is the size of a lemon! He/she weighs about one and half ounces and is three and a half inches long. It's spleen, kidneys, and liver have all started working this week; facial muscles are getting a workout too (I'm sure Baby A has been sqinting and grimmacing because mommy's been lifting boxes this week!)
Still no belly pictures this week, but Baby A looks a lot like this...
My Symptoms: This week I have started feeling a lot better during the day, which makes the workday better. I'm still struggling with some "morning sickness" at night though and when I go too long without food. I still have not vomited (thank the Lord) but have started gagging and dry-heaving, especially after I eat...so weird!
Weight: Accoring to my scale I have gained 4.4 pounds since the day I found out I was pregnant. I go to the doctor tomorrow, so I will know my true gain/loss then. My goal/hope/wish is that I have only gained two pounds since my last appointment. My doctor told me my weight gain should be between 20-25 pounds total. I'm not obessessing over it, but I really do not want to gain a lot of excess weight becuase I have worked so hard to get in shape! One of mysweet family members said last night "girl, you need to get some weight on you!" That was a first!!!
Gender: No one other than Brian thinks it's a boy. I have no reason to believe it's a girl, only a gut feeling. My 20 week visit falls on Thanksgiving Day; of course the doctor's office will be closed but I'm hoping they will schedule me for the day before and we can do the ultrasound then! I'm having a fit to know!!!
Maternity Clothes: I tried on some of the tops that my friend gave me and most of them are still pretty loose in the front so I've been making my stuff work. A few of my pants I've had to either put away of wear a rubberband with (mainly my skinny jeans). I feel like I look out of shape instead of pregnant. Brian and I were eating dinner at Olive Garden this week and he threw a wadded up straw paper at my chest and it went down my shirt! His response was hilarious, "it would have never gone in before you were pregnant!" I'm taking that as a compliment!
Sleep: Still sleeping solid! I have to get up at least once to pee, but can fall right to sleep afterwards. My bedtime is still around 8:00-8:30. My favorite thing about sleeping is my body pillow! I bought one at Target at the beginning of my pregnancy when I was SO sick and it has been a GREAT investment!
Cravings: Cool Ranch Doritos, Supreme Pizza from Pizza Hut, Rock Candy, Cherry Arctic Freeze from DQ, and Grapes.
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: Seeing the room we are going to use as the nursery in our new house! Sunday we went with the Butlers to look at our new house. Jon is super knowledgable about remodeling and he gave us some great ideas. I'm SO looking forward to moving in and decorating Baby A's room!
My Concerns or Questions: I'm going to ask the doctor for something to help my acne issue.
Goals for the Week: I drank a ton more water this week, and it made me feel better. The exercise goal didn't happen; unless you count carrying boxes and walking up and down stairs! This next week I want to eat more veggies. Saturday we are moving in with my mom for a few weeks while we are waiting on our house to be finished; so I'm hoping I will be able to start exercising more since we won't be as busy! I would like to do cardio 3-4 times and do some weightlifiting.