Due Date: April 13, 2015 (I'll have a scheduled c-section sometime between April 6th-10th)
Movement: He comes alive when I slow down, jabbing me with his limbs primarily at nighttime, but I also feel him a bit in the morning. He loves when I eat a late night snack!
Feeling: As good as it gets, haha! My nausea and vomiting went away at 21 weeks, but it's been replaced with sleep issues and a major problem bending over/getting up off the floor. I feel extremely front heavy, so bending over is becoming a difficult task, and I bend over to pick up Trace's toys all day long! Getting up off the floor after playing with Trace is comical! I'm pretty sure I moan and groan and act dramatic when doing so, but the thing is I'm not acting dramatic... they're real moans and groans.
Food Cravings: protein shakes, pizza, cereal, pasta, potatoes and a cold glass of milk always sound good... notice the carb pattern, yikes!
Food Aversions: Fish, any Asian food, pickles, chicken, raw tomatoes
Clothes: Although my maternity jeans are still a little too big (they slide down), they're all that I'm able to fit into anymore. I'm still wearing my pre-pregnancy maternity work out leggings as leggings these days, but because I gain a good portion of my weight in my thighs/butt, pants are getting more and more snug in that region more quick than in my waist. I can still fit into all of my pre-pregnancy long tops, but am rocking my more fitted maternity tops also... they're just so comfortable! Leggings with a tank top and long sweater seem to be my go-to outfit this winter.
Stretch Marks: No, but I'm nervous because my belly is much more tight and large than it was with Trace, so I need to up my game on the cocoa butter routine
Sleep: I'm always so tired, so I crash pretty hard at night and try to sneak in a couple of naps every week. As of this past week, nighttime sleep has become horrible -- I move around a lot and am very achy throughout the night. My hips and legs are so sore during the night and right when I wake up (from having to sleep on my side). It seems too early to have such awful sleep issues, but I'm thankful that insomnia hasn't kicked in yet
Symptoms: exhaustion, uncomfortable sleep, sore hips and legs after a nights sleep, heartburn
What I Miss: Having energy! I'm always so tired, physically and mentally. And my knees crack and creek when I stand up from the couch or the floor... This added weight is killing me!
Best Moment: Bryan felt him move for the 1st time at 24 weeks! We were laying in bed watching tv and the baby was going nuts. I grabbed Bryan's hand, gently placed it on my underbelly and he got a swift kick to his hand. Love the moments that daddy's involved in the most!
Memorable Moment: Celebrating Trace's last Christmas as an only child, knowing that I've got his little brother nestled in my belly and that they'll take on all future Christmas' side by side. I can't wait to be a family of four (plus my angel girl, Cali!)