Baby size: pineapple! which is really pretty big!
Weight gain: i had an appointment a couple of weeks ago where i’d almost gained 15 lbs, so i’ve probably gained somewhere between 15 and 20lbs now. i’ll find out at my appointment next week, and hopefully i will not be shamed.
i had to buy some new maternity shorts (online, since the only place to buy maternity clothes in our town is tjmax and their maternity shorts are either too short or bedazzled). i had forgotten that my maternity shorts last time really only fit in 2nd trimester, not enough belly-stretch for third. last time i loved dresses and skirts so it didn’t matter, but this time i find them too awkward to wear when getting down on the floor to play with zu. this is the first maternity thing i’ve had to buy this time around, so hopefully next time i won’t need anything at all.
Stretch marks: none yet– last time i didn’t get them until the last week or so, right when i thought i wasn’t going to get any….
Belly button in or out: in
Sleep: not too bad, as long as i sleep propped up i usually don’t get sick
Foods I am loving: corn, grapefruit, watermelon, chocolate milk.
Foods I am hating: i still can’t eat fried food, mexican, italian, or anything with a lot of seasoning or spiciness without getting sick. they sound yummy to me though
Best moment this week: definitely dinner with our connect group last friday–we stayed up until 11 PM talking – wild and crazy! also bryan overheard some students talking about how much they loved my class and that really made my day. it is a time of the semester where every little bit of encouragement counts.
Movement: lots! i feel her stretch across my belly and push up into my ribs (and it hurts!). she feels so much like zuzu–very active, lots of kicking and stretching. my doctor said that is a sign that she is healthy!
Symptoms: heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes my feet get a little swollen after teaching (i’ve not been great about drinking enough water–i’m working on that!). i’m also having more trouble carrying zuzu, because it hurts my back. i had to go grocery shopping without her the past couple weeks–usually she’s my grocery shopping buddy–and it made me sad to not have her there. another thing that i’m getting too pregnant to do well on my own. tying my own shoes will be next.
What I’m looking forward to: the end of the semester! this is our last full week of classes before exam-week. the big creative writing event with a Visiting Guest Poet is happening on thursday, and i am so nervous! it’s the first big event i’ve been responsible for, and i’m hoping everything goes smoothly. bryan will start working late-late night hours tomorrow, since the library is staying open til 1am until exams are over. he’s doing a big online auction right now too, so this week and the next are just going to be crazy at our house.
Emotions: i think i might be a little stressed. bryan said i was asking him nonsensical questions about the creative writing event while i was asleep last night (i have no memory of this).