How big is baby: A large papaya at 10.5 – 11.8 inches and 12.7 oz. Watch what you say – my baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that babies find gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day.
Weight gain/loss: Tipping the scale at 12 lbs now. I’m already nervous about Christmas.
Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any.
Sleep: Isaac has been continuing his wake up trend, which seems to be passed on to Ezra, plus a titch of pregnancy insomnia and this mama is tired.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: Salads, salads, salads. I really want vegetables, of all kinds. I essentially want an hibachi in my house.
Movement: Baby Sweets and I are getting to know each other with more movement every day! Tony has only tried to feel once, but unfortunately didn’t get any outside kicks.
What I'm worrying about: I’m really focusing on the necessary transition to get both Isaac and Ezra in the same room. Oh my gosh, it’s going to be awful, I just know it. Mamas with little ones similarly aged (3 ½ and 1 ½) and spaced (26 months) do you have any insights?
What I'm loving: Daily letting it sink in further that I’m going to have a daughter!
Symptoms: Heartburn, insomnia, moodiness, fatigue, sore boobs, weight gain . . . you know the usual.
What I'm looking forward to: Christmas plans, starting with our hot dog picnic at my Mom’s on the 22nd! And then after the Christmas fun, our elective ultrasound on the 27th. I think both Tony and I are in a holding pattern of borderline acceptance, but are still somewhat reserved. I’ve found myself telling people “It’s a girl, so I’m told.”
Best moment of the week: Tony’s sweet response to my bad, bad Monday!