How big is baby: Size of a butternut squash, 15 inches and 2.5 pounds.
Weight gain/loss: 19lbs.
Stretch marks: After two pregnancies, I somehow still don't have any.
Sleep: Again, the issues are primarily with the boys, opposed to a pregnant mama. Ezra is having a really hard time staying down and we’re having a really hard time getting him down without him coming to bed. He literally giggled last night when I finally brought him to bed after 3 unsuccessful attempts to get him down.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I’ve been thinking about nachos . . . a lot. Otherwise, nothing much else sounds good.
Movement: I’m feeling hourly movement now.
What I'm loving: Parks and Rec. Not the answer you were expecting? Seriously.
Symptoms: Third tri has definitely made it’s presence known and new to the game is pain and achiness. I’ve dealt with a pain in my pelvis ever since giving birth to Isaac. The best way to describe it is a bone bruise. Imagine someone taking a hammer to your pelvis and the residual pain, not the actual blow itself. It isn’t as painful during the day, but with great regularity, I find myself waking up to this pain around 1:30am and it continues throughout the night. It usually disappears around 6 months post partum and is always linked to my activity level, as in the more active I am, the more intense the pain. Unfortunately, this is the first time I’ve had it prior to delivering . . . 11 weeks to go.
What I'm looking forward to: Shooting both a pregnancy announcement and gender reveal session with two old friends this weekend.
Best moment of the week: A fantastic lunch with AJ last Saturday! I do not remember the last time we’ve been able to see each other without our boys. AJ and I met on the knot almost 8 years ago while we were planning our weddings. I would have never dreamed the comfort and strength of our friendship and how similar our lives would play out!
After lunch, I came home for awhile and then decided to take advantage of Tony being home and head out to the quilt shop. I’d been scouring the internet for days trying to come up with fabric selections for a few projects like I had when pregnant with Ezra, but I just couldn’t commit to my choices. I’m so glad I was able to get out the door, because within 5 minutes I’d already found way too many wonderful options!
Additionally, after planning to do a quick maternity session on Saturday, deciding to postpone said maternity session and then spontaneously deciding to utilize the beautiful snow on Sunday. I was able to show up at Gina’s house with snow drenched hair, minimal makeup and asked her to clothe me, freshen me up [seriously, she backcombed my hair for me] and then we frolicked in the snow for a bit.
*Additionally, I'm not trying to say that I'm opposed to a necessary c/s. It's just again this fear that was allowed to take hold, that is shaking my confidence based on hearing my MW will be out.