Here's da bump:
I'm gonna do a list this week!
Weight gain: +4.5 lbs
Size of baby: Sweet potato/green pepper depending on which website I look at
Cravings: Nothing really. I'm very focused on my scheduled eating this week due to the blood sugar testing 4x/day
Symptoms: (I'm a little afraid to pull the trigger on this one because it tricked me last time but...) The nausea seems to be letting up and I haven't puked in almost a week! Hoorah! Besides that, I'm still quite tired most of the time and I feel the pulling/pinching of the round ligament pain many times/day. I also experienced the elusive 'lightening-crotch' for the first time the other day. Coincidentally, the pain seared through my vag at the exact time I happened to be speaking in a meeting at work which caused me to stop mid-sentence and do this:
I think people were confused.
Rings: Still on but getting tight...
Maternity clothes: Pants are a must but I haven't crossed over into tops yet and am still just wearing my largest/longest ones. I'm hoping I still have a few more weeks before I need to buy some.
Stretch marks: Oh yes. I am a zebra. I'm going to choose to think of them as the battle scars of IF made visible so that I can appreciate why they are there and that they got me to where I am now.
Belly button: Will still be an innie for a while but getting rounder and more shallow
Bewbs: Still tender and my nips are chameleons; they seem to be a different shade of pink every other day. Today for instance, they are a lovely tie-dyed mixture of peachy/coral/pink. Interesting.
Sleep: Ugh. A typical night:
- Go to bed around 10:30,
- shift around and adjust pillows/snoogle for 20ish mins to find comfy position,
- force Hubs to rub my back because it feels like all my vertebrae shift out of position when I lay on my side,
- fall asleep and snore like a bear until 2-3am,
- get up to pee,
- go back to bed and shift around/lay awake feeling ill until at least 4am,
- get up to pee again,
- give up and go into the guest bedroom hoping that the change of scenery will help me fall asleep (which, on a good night happens quickly, and on a normal night just causes me to lay awake in a different bed hoping not to puke while I eventually fall back to sleep),
- wake up around 7am ready to pee my pants.
Best moment of the week: We got all our integrated genetic screening results back and everything came back negative which means the baby has a very low risk for trisomy 18, neural tube defects, and downs syndrome! YAY!!!
Looking forward to: Going crib-shopping for the first time tomorrow and then anatomy scan on Tuesday! Can't wait!!