How far along? 28 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: One pound gain. I weigh myself at home each Wednesday morning and lost weight the entire first trimester. It wasn’t something I was trying to do. I suppose it was caused by my loss of appetite. The OB assured me in January that it was nothing to worry about. As of last week, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight and this Wednesday found I’m one pound up.
Maternity clothes? About 90% of the pants & tops I wear are now maternity. I can still use a few regular items such as printed t-shirts for working out (although I’ve warned Trent that I may soon raid his drawers since mine are starting to get snug on the belly).
Stretch marks? Not that I’m aware of.
Sleep: Fairly well. I have nights were I feel as though I’m up every hour and others where I only wake a couple of times. I’m adapting better to sleeping on my side, but still dislike it. I miss back sleeping.
Best moment this week: Any time the little guy is active – especially when he moves around for Trent. I really believe he knows when his dad’s hand is on my belly. Either that or hears me mentally saying, “kick for him,” over and over again.
Movement: A lot. He used to follow a schedule (morning, after lunch and bedtime). I still feel him those times of day, but now there are a lot of inbetween “play times” as well. 🙂
Food cravings: Still enjoying the “3 C’s” – cantaloupe, chocolate & Cheetos – although I am not noticing the strong “must have” desire for these that I’ve had in the past.
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In. But definitely much more shallow and rounder than pre-pregnancy.
What I miss: Sleeping on my back. Being able to tie my shoes from a seated position without feeling as though I can’t breathe.
What I am looking forward to: Meeting the little guy. Holding him. Watching Trent with him. 🙂
Weekly Wisdom: Don’t believe every pregnancy horror story you read online.
Milestones: I now have to lean forward a little to see my feet. I think I first noticed this last week, but it is pretty funny how one day you can look straight down and there they are. The next day it’s “where’d my feet go?”