How far along: Weeks 21-24
Next appointment: August 1st (Moving to every 2 weeks)
Gender: I am thinking boy now…
Total weight gain/loss: Gained 2 pounds.
Exercise: Nope just a bunch of walking during vacations!
Stretch marks: Yes!!! And loving them:)
Maternity clothes: Yes! All about it. Splurged on a maternity bathing suit….forgot how hard it was to go pee in a one piece.
Belly button: Slowly becoming an outie.
Happy or moody: Happy!!! Everyone can’t believe how happy I am….Hopefully this is how all pregnancies will be if I am blessed with another one.
Sleep: Still sleeping well. Getting up once or twice a night to use the bathroom. Andy is enjoying the pregnancy pillow.
Food cravings: Still anything with red sauce! Or taco salad.
Symptoms: Nothing crazy, still the smell of things, acid reflux. I had a bacterial infection which was interesting to add to my pregnancy story:)
Movement: yes!!! Collier felt the baby kick during the taping of the John Oliver show.
Labor signs: No
What I miss: Nothing really!
What I’m loving: EVERYTHING! I am absolutely in love with the baby, and so looking forward to being a parent. I really am hoping I am giving the friends who are struggling with fertility hope. I know it doesn’t help at all when you are in the thick of things, but I really do want to be an example of hope and a miracle:)
What I’m looking forward to:
Best moment this week: So much travelling! We went to NYC since Collier was working, Disney with the Stevens, and then North Carolina for a bridal shower.
Purchases: My mom bought us a fantastic glider/recliner. I have caught myself taking breaks when life is stressing me out and just hanging out in the nursery! Collier surprised me with the nursery decorations, and its amazing. I didn’t have to do anything, he did it all!
Milestones: We hit viability!!! I know this is a weird milestone for many, but for me it was more of a mental hurdle I wanted to get through:)