(Please forgive me for the late post this week. Have been under the weather as you can see in the picture!….Yikes)
How far along: 24 weeks and 4 days
Baby’s size: 1.7 pounds and 9 inches. He is definitely getting bigger and taking up lots of room in my uterus. Bending over, sitting upright and really any movement at all is just plain difficult for mommy! Lots of work is being done on the lungs this week for little man and his nostrils are starting to clear all in preparation of his breathing debut. Here is to hoping he has his daddy’s slender nose and not mommy’s pig nose!! Haha
Sleep: Someday I am sure I will sleep again…..but Alas today ,nor tomorrow ,nor probably the next year is going to be that day. I sleep during the night but wake up so often I know I’m not getting into a good REM sleep. Plus being sick this week has not helped matters in the slightest.
Best moment this week: I had my cousin’s baby shower last week which was a beautiful and a lot of fun. I hosted it and had a really great time. Hopefully I will do a post on that soon…..although being the host and the photographer means that I never get very many pictures. I can only juggle so many tasks I have concluded.
Worst moment of the week: I can’t say anything too bad happened.Had a busy week but nothing too crazy! Yay
Movement: Gavin is moving like CRAZY!! Jared finally got to really feel him a lot the other night which was nice and I can see him move on the belly now. He still isn’t performing for his brothers but they are impatient and can barely stand still to keep their hand on my belly so it’s just not working out. He definitely communicates with me whenever he is getting squashed or uncomfortable. It’s really crazy and something tells me for once I might just get a mommas boy!! Sorry honey but……Fingers crossed! 😉
Cravings: I didn’t have any significant cravings this week. Still like my fruit and sweets and I miss my coffee. I was drinking it every day or every other day and monitoring my caffeine intake but I have to have sweetener with my coffee and decided I was consuming way more sugar than I should be. I’m still probably consuming way more sugar than I should….but at least I’m not adding a whole cup of sugary coffee to the mix.
Missing Anything: SUSHI!!! I have been craving sushi like crazy. One of my favorite foods and a california roll just doesn’t cut it. Oh well though I can just imagine how well it will taste once I can have it in a few months!! Yummo!
Queasy or sick: Sicker than a dog! Actually, to be fair I’m not that sick. Many have had the flu and nearly died so I can’t say I have anything compared to that. Just a bad cold and a headache that makes my head want to explode off. It’s sitting right behind my eyes and no matter what I do or try it does not go away. I wake up and go to bed with the constant pounding. It’s made it hard to blog or run our business (which is online) due to barely being able to open my eyes and look at the screen. Thankfully I can type pretty accurately with my eyes closed. Technically, I can take some medicine while pregnant but since I barely take it when I don’t have a little blueberry growing in my belly I take nothing while pregnant. This definitely makes the suffering worse and more prolonged but I just can’t bring myself to take anything.
Looking forward to: WARM WEATHER! We are supposed to be in the 60s this weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. Hoping to grill out and get some sunshine on our back deck on Sunday and enjoy some family time. I have never looked more forward to sunshine in all my life. My body is craving the outdoors and some exercise. Also looking forward to Valentines day which is tomorrow. Made the boys’ V-Day boxes last night and have a day planned of sugary, not so healthy, foods. It’s a tradition to spend V-Day as a family instead of just me and my husband. It all started years ago when we didn’t have a babysitter and has just stuck ever since. Although, a date with my hubs would be really nice right now……
Baby item of the week: There is none this week since I have been working and trying to recover from yucky germs. The nursery is just sitting in disarray and I NEED to get working on it. It’s constantly in the back of my mind but hey….when you’re self employed and have a million other things going on….the days just aren’t long enough!!