Baby is the Size of a: Pineapple
Food Cravings: Of course, all of my cravings are for things I can’t have with my new diet for gestational diabetes. With one exception… MILK! Now, I’m not supposed to have milk with cereal anymore (too many carbs at once) but I have been encouraged to drink a glass of milk at mealtimes. It’s been so long since I had a tall glass of ice-cold milk with dinner that I completely forgot how good that can be! Now I’m wishing that I would have been drinking milk with dinner for my entire pregnancy. Yum!
Food Aversions: All of this heavy protein! Eggs, Chicken, Beef, Peanut butter… I’m used to having one of these four items a day, and now I need to be eating 4-6 servings of protein every single day until the baby is born.
Movement: I’ve read that babies develop set sleeping patterns while in the womb… but I have no idea when this baby of mine is actually sleeping. He is constantly moving and if he’s not moving then he has the hiccups and I can always feel that too.
One morning last week, my husband told me that while I was sleeping he reached out to feel my belly and the baby was jumping all over the place. He said he was surprised that I was able to stay asleep with that much going on inside of me!
Maternity Clothes: Same old, same old boring maternity clothes. I’m really looking forward to getting back into my regular clothes after the baby is born (well, not right after… but you know what I mean)!
Worst Moment of the Week: Receiving the diagnosis of gestation diabetes has definitely made this a pretty rough week. At first I was really mad about it, then I was depressed and later I just became really overwhelmed with all of the new information and things I needed to learn quickly about how to handle this. And of course, I’m definitely worried about the baby’s health… no matter how minor of a concern there might be.
However, the worst moment of the week had to have been the moment when I realized I had just accidentally killed a cute little birdie. It was the day I got the call from the doctor, and I was headed home from the grocery store. I’m driving along totally depressed about all of the foods I can no longer eat and stressing about the need to test my blood sugar daily… then, out of nowhere, a bird flew right in front of my car! I immediately looked back at the road behind me and all I could see were feathers everywhere! And then there were tears, lots of them. I was hot pregnant mess. That poor bird! Here I thought I was having a rough day… at least I got the chance to start a new one that next morning. 😦
Best Moment of the Week: Celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary! We had originally planned to go to The Phoenician Resort for their fancy-ass brunch, but considering there would be more foods there that I couldn’t eat than what I actually could, we decided that would probably be a waste of money. So instead, we spent the entire day getting ready for baby!
We spent the morning sorting through all of our shower gifts and organizing the baby’s room. I even got to run a couple of loads of baby laundry!!! That was really awesome 🙂 Then, we made a list of items we still needed for the baby and went on a run to Target with all of our gift cards. It was a lot of fun going through the baby aisles and discussing with Justyn what we may or may not need for our little guy. We left the store with the diaper champ, a mattress pad for the crib, bottles, baby thermometer and lots of other little things.
Looking Forward to: Ordering the rest of the furniture needed for the baby’s room and finishing the wall decorations. It seems like with every week’s passing that room becomes more warm and ready for our little guy! I’m just so excited to see it completely finished.
Best Quote from the Daddy-to-be: One morning after a few cups of coffee, my husband complained “I swear, I’ve had to pee like 3 or 4 times already today!”
My completely unsympathetic response: “Really?!?! YOU have to pee a lot… If I could just make it through one night without getting up 3 or 4 times then I’d be happy.”