How big is baby: Head of cauliflower at 14 ½ inches and almost 2 lbs.
Weight gain/loss: Holding steady at 18 lbs.
Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any.
Sleep: Everyone seems to be asking me how I’m doing and inevitably they ask how I’m sleeping. Thankfully the insomnia seems to have left, but man, I just need my boys to sleep!
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: This is such a boring topic to write on now. I want to say I’m craving Panino’s ranch [aka the most amazing ranch in the world], pizza, gyros and super yummy pad thai, but I’m just not. My desire for food isn’t as profound as it has been and I’m just eating as much greens as I can, which has included an almost daily smoothie snack.
Movement: Baby Sweets is definitely active. I can now definitely say that I’m feeling hourly movement.
What I'm loving: How emphatically Isaac exclaims what he wants to be his baby sister’s name. Much like the love he gained for Ezra, I just can’t wait to see the relationship build between my boys and their sister. Sister!
Symptoms: Heartburn, insomnia, moodiness, fatigue, sore boobs, weight gain . . . you know the usual.
What I'm looking forward to: I guess I’m just really not geared up for anything right now. Our social calendar is clear and there aren’t any upcoming milestones.
Best moment of the week: Hopefully tonight. Tony has been reffing at least one game a week since we came back on Sunday the 6th. Tonight, we get a little family time . . . but groceries will be the first priority!
How I'm feeling: Last week I made the mistake of comparing my 16w shot with my 26w shot . . . this week, I’m feeling much better in comparing 27w with Ezra and 28w with Isaac.
I hate that so much of my mood is tied up in how I physically feel and whether I believe the lies or not. I know I’m being healthy, but that doesn’t mean that I allow myself to believe it every day. Just like pregnant or not, every day is a battle of self perception. In general I have a healthy body image. It has definitely changed over the years, but it has always delivered what I have demanded of it. I just can't seem to be kind to it currently.
I think another component of how I’m feeling discouraged lately is that of the few baby purchases I want to make, I feel like I can’t. I have similar feelings to those I did when Tony implemented our first budget and the materialistic satisfaction of making a purchase can no longer “soothe” any of my sad feelings. I literally feel like every.single.dime. this year should be applied towards paying off debt.