Now that it’s finally official – I’m growing a human – I’m sure you can’t wait to be inundated with all things baby. Should we let the nonsense and self-indulgence begin?
Main scoop: I’m still feeling good baby bump-wise but a little stressed this week, to be honest. Every time I get one thing checked off and out of my inbox, three new To Dos, emails or something takes its place! I know it’s the battle everyone is fighting each day. One thing at a time, eh?
(I’ll explain the blue apron tomorrow).
The Science: Baby Center recap – 18 weeks. Basically, Bug is flexing to show off his/her new found muscle coordination and the private parts are visible! Will he/she show us them on Dec. 5th or be shy, like I am in locker rooms?
Body morphing: Total weight gain is 6 lbs, down a 1/2 lb this week. I have a little bump and Hubs has been kissing it lots and lots.
Sexy stuff! I’m still farty in the evenings, which is so awesome. Hubs doesn’t do his bump kissing then, obviously. It’s just too dangerous.
Food drama: Zero, it’s lovely! Although, I’m craving coffee to get through my days. Hubs makes me a watered-down version so I can sneak in a little caffeine because I’m? Tired out.
Exercising? I’m still running in the mornings with Callie and her friend Clara. Clara is faster and also not almost 4.5 months pregnant. Needless to say, our morning runs this week have been going off on a much quicker clip than my usual pace. And it’s been hard on me. I come home and want to sleeeeeep and rest and take a long hot bath. My calves are tight too. If I feel like these runs are getting to be too taxing, I may have to bow out of them. I won’t be able to be Callie’s running buddy for much longer anyway but I was hoping to hold on through the holidays.
To Dos: I’ve got too many at this moment, but as far as baby To Dos I want to start calling all of my wise Mommy friends and ask for their advice on STUFF. Stuff to buy, stuff to HOLD OFF ON BUYING, books to read, breastfeeding gadgets to not be scared of and products to stock up on. I figure if I poll the field, I’ll find a lot of overlap!
And randomly: So, as of yesterday, the house we are trying to buy passed the inspection! Being that it’s 30 years old (almost like me!), there are a lot of little things that need fixing, updating, CLEANING, and painting (just like me!). Like this gorgeous wood paneling:
Until next week?