Baby is the Size of a: Acorn Squash
Food Cravings: Pizza, Rootbeer, French Fries, Cake/Cookies, and Snow Cones!
Food Aversions: No food aversions this week, but I have been feeling nauseous quite a bit lately. Can morning sickness come back in the 3rd trimester? I’m not sure… I could just be feeling sick to my stomach due to a lot of extra stress at work.
Movement: I got my first kick to the ribs this week (which really wasn’t very pleasant). It only happened once, shortly after I woke up Thursday morning. I’m assuming he moved into some strange position while I was sleeping and managed to get a leg up there! After I got out of bed, all of his movements were back down along my sides like usual.
Maternity Clothes: Every once in a while, I have a lot of luck clothes shopping at Target… and thankfully, luck was on my side during my most recent shopping trip.
I found two maternity shirts and this really great maternity skirt (which I’m wearing in the picture):
I was also looking for new underwear because I’ve noticed that my pre-pregnancy underwear are starting to stretch out along the waistband. While browsing through the intimates section I came across these No Muffin Top Hipster Panties… how perfect?!?! At only $6 a piece, I bought 3 and I love them so much that I’m thinking of going back for more. They look a lot like granny-panties, but I don’t care because they are so damn comfortable!
Worst Moment of the Week: Back Pain! Ugh, it just won’t go away no matter what I do. I talked to my doctor at my appointment on Tuesday and she said it sounded like “sciatica” because of the sharp shooting pain in my lower back combined with the numbness I feel in my legs. My doctor also said there’s not much I can do for it but recommended walking, using a heating pad, and having my husband rub my back.
Best Moment of the Week: We started painting the baby’s room!!! *See Picture Above!* Yay, so exciting! And I already love what we have done so far… but there’s much more to do. The next step will be picking out wooden letters to spell the baby’s name above the crib. I’m planning to paint the letters white and line them up inside the light blue stripe we painted on the wall.
Here’s my inspiration photo:
Looking Forward to: My mom is visiting this week for my “long-distance baby shower”. I’ve been watching the packages as they arrive, checking for a return address so I know which ones I should wait to open until later for the shower. So far, I’ve got a nice little pile of gifts in the corner of my living room… just sitting there, patiently waiting!
I’m really looking forward to opening the baby’s gifts and getting to spend some quality time with Mom.
Best Quote from the Daddy-to-be: One morning last week, my husband rolled over in bed and asked how the baby was doing. I said “Good, he’s just waking up and starting to move a little”. Then, Justyn sighed and so sweetly said “I love our son.”
Justyn has mentioned how much he loves this baby many times by now, but there was something so special about this moment… I could feel how strong his love was and I could hear how much he cared in the tone of his voice. I’m really lucky to have him as my husband and this baby is SO very, very lucky to have him as his dad!