I cannot believe I'm in the home stretch already. Here's the update!
Baby's size? Almost 16 inches long and over 3 lbs! Still tiny, but just a tiny version of what she'll be like in a few weeks. It's not like she still has to grow arms or something.
Weight Gain? Well, this is nosy. This is the question that only skinny people ask. The ones who gained 10 lbs their entire pregnancy. Let's just say I'm well within the healthy guidelines and continue to grow... :)
Stretch marks? None that I have noticed yet. But I also try not to examine things too closely.
Belly button in or out? It depends on how funny you are. When I laugh, it pops out. It really depends on the day. But for the most part it's made it's way out. It's funny looking.
Sleep? Sleeping fairly well. If I wake up, I'm done for. There is no falling back asleep. My mind is just super active or something. So it's best if I can just stay asleep.
Foods I am loving? Uhh everything. Fortunately, I fill up much quicker than before, so I find I end up eating a little less. I'm really into cake or cupcakes...or things with frosting. Normally I'm not a sweets person, but I've found myself craving desserts. At any time of day.
Foods I am hating? I can't say I'm hating anything out of the ordinary, but I do need be choosier as heartburn has made it's debut on a regular basis.
Best moment this week? This week? I had a crappy week. I was very hormonal. I can say that the best moment(s) may not have directly been related to baby, but my husband who somehow manages to calm me down and get me through the afternoon. We also celebrated our 4 year anniversary and had a fabulous dinner out and quality time together.
Movement? Yes. She is a mini ninja. I also must admit that I called my dr. about something that I normally wouldn't call about. It's happened a few times, so I decided to call. My belly started shaking. like pow pow pow pow pow! big time wobble for like 5 seconds. No baby can move that fast. The internet provided no answers, so I called my drs office...they assured me that it's fine. (Although...what was it then?) And I kind of laughed it off.
Symptoms? Heartburn. Back pain. Leg cramps. Braxton Hicks. Swelling. Pregnancy Brain.
It's awesome. I feel like such a lady.
Gender? A girl. If she decided to change half way through though...sorry dude. You are gonna be girly.
What I miss? "I miss the old me" is what I said while sobbing to Marcus earlier this week on the phone. I miss the patience I once had. I miss the energy, muscle tone, the ability to lie down and be comfortable anywhere. I could go ahead and say that "I love everything about carrying around a miracle in my uterus". But that's annoying. So I'll just tell the truth. :)
What I'm looking forward to? I've always loved this time of year. Not so much the cold temperatures, but I always look forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I love our families and I love food. Combine the two with some festive music, I've got a good time waiting! But on top of all that, I have FIVE baby showers! Definitely looking forward to getting the nursery stocked up, spending time with friends, and seriously, I can't wait to meet this little girl!
Weekly Wisdom: Recognize that you're not completely psychotic and that hormones are REAL! Once you "come down" you'll have a better perspective.
Milestone: Less than 10 weeks to go. (hopefully!!)
Emotions: In general, feeling very positive. Besides the irrational behavior brought on by chick hormones, I feel like I've been doing pretty well the last couple of weeks.
I have a couple of pictures to add this week...stay tuned. :)