Okay, so although I don't feel like a big cow, I think I may be starting to look huge!!
Size of baby:
- Baby is about the size of a pineaple
- Baby weighs about 4 lbs 6oz
- Baby may already be getting ready for birth by turning upside-down
- Baby's skin is becoming less red and wrinkled as fat builds up underneath
Maternity clothes: Nothing new lately....just the same stretchy non-maternity dresses (like in the pic above), maternity pants and more maternity shirts than not these days. The 'ol belly is just getting too big for most of my non-mat shirts!
Symptoms: Right now, the worst symptom I have is a sore back. It's the worst I've ever experienced! I find sitting to be the worst and by the end of the work day (I sit most of the day), I'm very uncomfortable. I started using a piece of foam (pool noodle to be exact!) between my back and my office chair and that seems to help some. And at home, I always sit with lots of pillows behind and around me. I'm actually surprised (pleasantly so!) that I'm not as tired as I thought I would be. If a sore back is the worst of my problems, I am one lucky pregnancy gal!!
Food Aversions: Still don't have much of a desire for seafood.
Food Cravings: Still loving ice! I also really enjoy comfort food lately and unfortunately have not been getting a good amount of veggies!
What I Miss: Not having a sore back.
Gender: No idea - but I'm still feelin' like it's a girl!
Movement: Lots of movement and starting to see a body part stick out here and there. I can't quite figure out yet what specific body part it is that seems to protrude out more often but I think it could be the elbow.
Stretch Marks: None yet! yahoo!!
Belly Button In or Out: It's still in!! Now I'm not even sure if it will pop out - it's not even flat yet....still very much an "innie"!
Rings On or Off?: Off :( I recently got my wedding ring professionally cleaned and I always like to take it off when I put lotion on (which is twice daily now that I'm prego) and it was getting more and more difficult to get it off and on so I decided to just leave it off for now and I plan to put it back on when I'm at the hospital (and it will be super clean and sparkly!). On my ring finger I'm wearing a ring that I normally wear on my middle finger on the opposite hand - it would normally be too big but it fits just right now!
Sleep: It's okay. Once I get into a comfortable position, my back becomes less sore and the only issue is the pelvic/groin pain when I switch sides in the night. I will definintely not miss that!
Baby Items Purchased: We got our baby's "coming home" outfit! Okay, make that two outifts - one for a boy and one for a girl. They're not fancy....just super cute and cozy. :)
Happy or Moody Most of the Time: Happy :)
Best Moment This Week: Picking out clothes together!
Looking Forward To: This weekend one of my girlfriends is having a girls night/baby shower for me. I know I'll have a great time! I am also planning to take a few days off work next week so I'm really looking forward to having some relaxation time (I plan to do some reading and take lots of naps!).