Happy Monday - I'm going to catch up because (per usual) I'm a week behind!
How Far Along? 21 weeks - as of errrr- a week or so ago :) I am going to take my 22 week picture only a few days late - which is good!
Size of Baby: about the size of a celery bunch (6.5 - 7lbs)
Gender: It's a SURPRISE!
Weight Gain: 13-15lbs now, depending on the day. When people say that I've "popped" they aren't kidding. This baby bump is in full force.
Nursery: I posted some nursery board inspiration, which I'm hoping to bring together. I got to Home Depot to pick out white paint samples over the weekend (OMG there are SO many different colors of white people!), so I'll be looking at those. I need to get the fabric ordered and make Jimmy do a switcheroo of the furniture (i.e. guest room furniture downstairs and white crib that's in the basement upstairs!)
Movement: I am feeling the babe a little more now, which is reassuring. I am waiting for the bigger kicks. I do need to take a chill pill every once and a while because I feel like when I get irritated all of a sudden (like when I was folding all the kids laundry and Charlie came in and deliberately walked through all his clean, folded shirts!!! GRRR) and make a quick noise or yell, the baby reacts. It's weird - and makes me feel the need to chill out (as easy as that is...)
Symptoms: Feeling ok this past week or so - SO glad that food aversions are gone. So glad. Just the pressure continues and I cannot stand for too long or sit for too long. I'm so glad I got my London trip out of the way this pregnancy (versus with Maddie I went to London around this time of the pregnancy) because I'm not sure I could sit for all those long flights like I did. I have been keeping up exercising and trying to move, but then giving myself a break to sit down and put my legs up because the veins are killing me.
Sleep: Well thanks to Miss Maddie and her potty training - not getting much of this. However, I will say now that I'm glad we attempted this now and these are the results versus waiting until after baby s here because I would be a whole lot less patient with her if I had a newborn up every 3 hours to feed + a kid waking up having to pee. Jimmy is super irritated she's waking up - but she's waking up (once or twice - usually just once around 5) screaming because she has to pee and doesn't want to go in her diaper. As much as it sucks, I think it's a good thing because she's getting the whole concept completely. It just sucks so bad because no one wants to get up and do it!
Cravings: Nothing really specific - I will get a type of food that I want in my head and have to have it sooner rather than later. I.e. the Chinese food we had last night.
What I Miss: Running around with my two other kids!! I'm able to do it still - but already feeling like I'm large and in charge - and still have 18 weeks (or I guess per this post 19 weeks) to go!
Best Moment This Week: I just love when Charlie or Maddie will randomly come up and kiss my belly. They do it and it's so sweet.
Panic Moment This Week: Everything nursery. I want to snap my fingers and have the room ready to go. Even though the baby will not care, I just want a place to put their clothes, supplies, etc.
Looking Forward To: Easter weekend with the family - love the Easter egg hunts and meals and fun!