Date: March 2, 2016
How far along: 28 weeks exactly
Gender: It's a boy!
Total weight gain: 13 pounds
Maternity clothes: Yes, I'm more in maternity clothes now than ever before. Thankfully it's still chilly out and I can get away with maternity leggings or maternity yoga pants. (And I've still been able to wear my beloved Nike shorts on warm days.) My shirts are finally starting to become short because of the belly, so that's been a real joy. I refuse to buy maternity pajamas and instead have just been doing what I did last pregnancy and donning a pair of Brandon's boxers and one of his comfy T-shirts. #sorrynotsorry
Miss anything? Really just feeling like myself again. This trimester I have really started to feel like a stranger in my own body and am just ready to look and feel like myself again. I've had a few moments where I have tried to just go-go-go and do-do-do like I did when I wasn't pregnant, and my body gave that a big, fat N-O, which brought me to tears. I'm normally a stomach sleeper, so I'm missing that, too! (And of course I'm missing a good glass of wine!)
Cravings: My cravings have really subsided recently because I'm to the point where I get really hungry, then eat and feel full instantly (or very uncomfortable if I eat too much).
Movement: Yes! I joke that he's in there throwing bows. That kid can punch, y'all! And sometimes it really hurts! He's most active when I finally sit down at night to rest and when I lay down for the night on my back.
Symptoms: Just fatigue. By the time Walker is down for the night, I just want to sleep. I'm also getting to the point where my back is starting to hurt and I'm very likely going to have to start seeing my chiropractor again.
Belly button in or out? Ummm, flat. It's really an odd look and I'll spare y'all the details!
Wedding rings on or off? On, for now. I'm hoping I can keep them on this pregnancy since they were off about two months before Walker arrived.
Sleep: It has been so-so this entire pregnancy. I will have nights where I sleep like a champ, and then I'll have nights where I toss and turn through the night. (Getting up 3+ times a night to go to the bathroom doesn't help the situation, either!)
Best moment of the week? Having my little family together over the weekend -- just us three -- spending time at the Dallas Zoo. It was gorgeous weather and I enjoying having some much-needed family time.
Exercise: Can I skip this question? I know I should be really diligent about this, but I'm just…not. After chasing a toddler around all day, the last thing I want to do is work out when he goes to bed. I know I'll pay for this once he's born, but until then, pass the Thin Mints. ;)
Anything making you queasy or sick: No
Labor signs: None
Happy or moody most of the time: I think as any pregnant woman can attest, I'm relatively happy, but the second something sets me off, I'm D-O-N-E. I can also cry at the drop of a hat; even the dumbest, stupidest things can make me mad or sad. #hormones
Looking forward to: My doctor's appointment next week! I've officially moved to seeing my doctor every two weeks (which is totally surreal and crazy) so I'm actually looking forward to hearing his heartbeat and seeing him on the ultrasound more often. Unlike with Walker, I have only seen Baby #2 via ultrasound three times, so I can't wait to see him again!
Updates: 21 weeks