Due Date: July 2, 2011. 18 weeks to go!
Weight Gain: 15 lbs
Symptoms: Regular pregnancy symptoms remain very mild, but pregnancy + a cold has meant for a very symptomatic week in general. Husband and I got sick at the same time early last week, but he is better while I'm still completely stuffed up (thank you pregnancy rhinitis). Nausea has also returned and I found myself puking my lunch on Saturday with enough force to get what my friend Lindsey calls puke freckles (those little broken blood vessels on your eyelids). Ick. I feel a teeny bit better today and can almost breathe through my nose, but I am SO READY for this cold to git gone.
What's different this time: I continue to feel not as aware of this pregnancy. Probably because I'm not all caught up with setting up the nursery, researching cloth diapers, figuring out a registry, or thinking about an upcoming shower. I had fun with all the fanfare around my first pregnancy, but I'm OK to not have it this time. However, I have to keep reminding myself that there are a few baby-related things to do/buy! Poor Baby 2.0 will be wearing a lot of pink otherwise.
Cravings/Aversions: Still weirdly wanting candy like cinnamon bears and licorice. I'm cutting myself off - don't need the artificial dyes. (Nevermind my nearly daily diet coke consumption. LALALALALA!) As far as aversions, I'm surprised at how I'm still very, very bothered by certain smells that caused gagging/vomiting during the pukey first trimester. Specifically, the smell of Mrs. Meyers Basil-scented dish soap and homemade chicken enchiladas are still nauseating enough to make me leave the room and maybe give a half-hearted dry heave or two.
Sleep: Pretty bad this week, but that was cold-related and at least not toddler or pregnancy related!
I am loving: Getting settled back at home after our too-long trip.
I miss: Breathing. Going outside.
I am looking forward to: Meeting baby Vivian & seeing my sister, bro-in-law and CT friends next weekend.
I'm spazzing about: Leaving Bella for the weekend. Oh, she was be just fine with her daddy and they'll have a great (though no doubt exhausting) time, but it's still hard for me to leave her for a full 48 hours.
Best moment this week: When Husband was so excited about the chance to take a trip to NYC in June as his workplace won a big award. It really took him a while to figure out why I wasn't so enthusiastic about a June trip. Haha. I guess when you aren't carrying the baby, it's hard to remember those little details like cross-country trips at 9 months pregnant are generally frowned upon.
Milestones: Husband felt the baby move and this has sparked a lot more interaction between him and Baby 2.0. Lots of talking through the belly & singing to him.
Movement:Yes and often. I think this baby might be more active in utero than Bella was.
It's a...: Boy! Still shocked by that - I suspect I might remain a teensy bit shocked until he gets here and I meet him.
Exercise: Nada, too sick. I think we are going to do a family fun run that's a whopping 2K on April 30. Bella loves running, especially after other kids and I will be able to walk/run the whole thing. But then again, at 30 weeks I might not want to run a single step.
Diet: Broken record here, but I would like to really re-train myself to live without dessert in large-ish daily quantities. I need to treat myself & this growing baby with the same guidelines I put in place for Bella.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: Workout 3 times and do a yoga class and simply get back to moving after this week o'sickness.