Another week down with new symptoms in tow. I’m really having a hard time grasping the fact that I’m closing in on 6 months of pregnancy. Is there a pause button on this thing? I’m not ready yet! I want to meet this little girl more than anything but I’m still trying to savor every moment of this pregnancy and I feel like somewhere in the last few weeks someone hit the fast forward button. Thankfully, this past weekend the hubs and I took full advantage of some downtime and had blast celebrating Easter with our family in Alabama. I stuffed this kid with as much southern cooking as this little body of mine would allow … I was in food heaven. #Iatefor4 #sorrynotsorry
Our weekend included a lot of back porch sitting, full tummies, and endless chats with family. It was the perfect escape coming off an incredibly hard week. We attended Easter Service at a “Little White Church” that was built in the 1800’s … it’s a beautiful little church that our family attends every year. It’s one of my favorite Easter traditions because its really centered around our family considering only 5 of the 30 people in attendance weren’t kin. After church, we all go back to our Aunt’s house and slip into a food coma, share some laughs, and fight over the banana pudding. I can’t wait to share these memories with Mykenzi next Easter.
I have been quite the Productive Penny this past week. I am still waiting on my beads for the mobile but have since started getting the other supplies together so when they finally arrive I can dive right into the project. I’m super excited and I may or may not obsessively stalk my tracking number. #creeperstatus I have also ordered my Baby Shower and Maternity Shoot dresses. I’m hoping this is a blessing and not a curse like the purchasing of my Easter Dress … or shall I say, Dresses.
On to this week’s stats … got some new symptoms in play these days.
How far along? 23 weeks, 4 days
Total weight gain? 12.6lbs … this was was before Easter weekend … with the amount of food I ate this weekend I’m sure we can tack on a few more pounds.
Maternity clothes? Starting to embrace how comfortable maternity clothes are … although I do still tend to rock my stretchy dresses for the most part … and when I don’t have to be publicly acceptable I live in these stretchy soft PJ’s I got for my birthday. They are so comfortable I’ve considered wearing them in public on more than one occasion.
Stretch marks? No marks but my belly has definitely been doing a whole lotta stretchin’ … I’m hoping I don’t see them anytime soon.
Sleep? Sleep is going well … I’m still surprised at how much sleep my body wants but I’m trying to get it while I can … I know my sleeping days are numbered.
PEAK of the week? Definitely Easter weekend. It was a much needed break.
PIT of the week? Coming back to reality after a great weekend. I also learned that my Doctor’s wife was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer … so if you have a spare moment please pray for strength for his family as they navigate this difficult road. It’s hard walking into appointments celebrating a new life knowing he is dealing with some extremely difficult circumstances personally … and I’m sure work is the last place he wants to be.
Miss anything? I miss being able to do fun stuff. The boys went four-wheeling this weekend and I had to sit on the sidelines. Sometimes being a sacred vessel sucks the fun out of things but it’s all worth it in the end … I won’t be pregnant forever.
Movement? Wiggles for days! It’s fun to watch her contort my belly based on her movements … we like to play “Where’s Mykenzi?”
Food cravings? Chick-fil-a Chicken Mini’s … seriously, I’m obsessed. I’m up to 2 4-counts in one sitting. #oinkoink On the healthier end of the spectrum … I’m back on a Watermelon kick.
Anything making you feel sick or queasy? Kitty breath … good gracious my girls have some stinky yawns.
Gender? Team Pink
Symptoms? Well, heartburn has made its debut and there is no “burn” about it … it’s like sharp daggers all the way down my esophagus. I also experienced some slight swelling in my feet and ankles this weekend. I think it was from being confined to a car for hours but its definitely something I’m keeping an eye on. The swelling went down right away once I was propped up and relaxed so I’m hoping this won’t continue to be a huge issue. #fingerscrossed
Belly button in or out? Flat … and smooth. It looks weird.
Happy or moody? Feeling pretty good this week hoping it sticks around … hoping to get some beach time in this week that always perks me up … and yes, I know I need to wear extra sunscreen.
Milestones? New symptoms which means baby girl is growing like she should.
Looking forward to? Our Anniversary! We are doing a staycation/babymoon this year. I’m excited to spend some time off celebrating with the hubs and soaking up some sunshine … last vacation time he will have before we become a family of 3! Crazy!
Upcoming Appts/Events? Appt & Anniversary May 7th