How far along? 21 weeks and 3 days
Total weight gain/loss? Up 14.9 pounds. According to one pregnancy weight gain calculator I'm right on track. But another one, that I'll never look at again, says I'm overgaining by a pound already. I'm trying not to freak out about the weight gain, but a good friend of mine may have received an email yesterday from me (when my weight gain was up 15.7 pounds - yes, I "lost" .8 pounds in a day - I think I need a new scale...) that said something to the effect of:
It had been a week since my last at-home weigh in. I've now officially gained 15 pounds. But the important thing to note is that in one week, yes SEVEN LITTLE DAYS, I gained 2.2 pounds. Ok, so let's break this down. I have 18ish weeks to go. If I continue with the 2.2 pound gain per week, we're talking an ADDITIONAL 39.6 pounds to the 15 already gained for a grand total of 54 pounds. Now, a few thoughts on this. A. This would be 10 pounds LESS than last time, so that it is a positive, right? B. For the love, I do not want to gain another 40 pounds. Just sayin. C. I'm kicking myself for not keeping track of my weekly weight gain last time to see when I started packing on the pounds. D. You had yummy food in your house and with traveling last weekend and indulging in lots of yummy food, perhaps the 2.2 is a fluke. E. I'm trying not to freak out about this. F. I hate those women on the babycenter website who have gained 2 pounds at this point. They officially suck. G. Thank you for listening to this rant. The end.
Maternity clothes? You know it. I'm loving my maternity dresses, but just wishing the weather would get a little warmer so I didn't look so ridiculous walking around with bare legs in 30 degree weather. I refuse to purchase maternity tights. Refuse.
Stretch marks? Same. Did I tell you that I read that any existing stretch marks might darken with subsequent pregnancies? I'm fearful of this happening, so I've made it a policy to simply not check out the stretch marks on any regular basis.
Sleep? Good one night and awful the next. I really wish I could sleep on my back.
Best moment last week? Watching my little man play with my friend Carey's daughter Mack. Aren't they just adorable!
Movement? All the time. This little man is an active one and is practicing his karate moves on my belly.
Food cravings? Dunkin Donuts coffee. Roasted carrots. Ribeye salads from this restaurant called Aviva by Kameel in the food court of my old office building. If you work in downtown Atlanta, you MUST go check this place out - it is delicious.
Food aversions? Milk/yogurt/dairy. They just don't sound appealing
Gender? Peter Pecker.
Labor signs? I think I may be having the occasional Braxton Hicks contractions, but they aren't painful and just feel like my belly is suddenly super tight.
Belly button in/out? IN.
What I miss: Martinis. Sleeping on my back. My waist.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing my momma - she's been in California visiting my brother for a week and I've missed her. Thankfully she's back in the South and we'll get together tomorrow sometime!
Milestones: We've narrowed in on a name. Sort of. We're down to 7. That may sound like a lot to you, but it's seriously big for us. We started with a list of about 60 or so names that we liked. I have no idea how we will pick from these 7. My gut is that this little dude will be called one of 3 names out of the 7, but we haven't made any final decisions. And we haven't even begun finding a middle name. There's still plenty of time for that!