Still feeling so great! My only issues are, sitting for *long* periods (like when you drive across the country...) pisses off my lower back and if I don't sleep with a body pillow (like when we go back to CA for a visit and I freakin' forget it...) I feel a little stiff in the morning, but not one complaint otherwise! I feel so much more physically competent than I did while pregnant with J. And, my boobies still get pretty sore!
:: moonwalks while clutching the milk-makers ::
Like, really sore. Believe me, ladies and gents, I'd take this ANY day over the having-to-get-my-supply-going days. Bring on the tender boobies! It's about as much action as they get anywho... Anyway, ADORE how it's going and feel so blessed to feel this great! If I can keep this strong, great feeling going I'm going to kick the crap out of labor and delivery! I can't wait :-)
Bee Tee Dubbya, why is 40 weeks so.... 40 weeks?!
(Please forgive these pictures. OH EM GEE, it was too much to ask to get myself into position AND hold the camera AND get a shot in focus. I could not have felt more like mothereffing spaz.)
(The only decent bare-belly pic I could get was right before my workout. Otherwise it was just fuzzy like a peach.)
A couple things: 1) I'm at the point in the pregnancy where Baby Girl is sitting right on top of my bladder. I have to pee constantly. Even when I haven't had anything to drink yet. It's a hoot. Thank goodness I make my own foaming hand soap, I guess?! ;-)
2) It is SO CRAZY how my belly is growing this time. I thought, for sure, I was going to start showing by the end of the first trimester because of this being a second pregnancy and all. Negatory, morning glory. Everything was very gradual the first half of the pregnancy. But, I looked at the belly once we got back from CA and whoa, mama!! BOOM. Belly! I guess she grows in spurts because that's how I started showing, too; one morning I woke up and saw the roundness of my belly under my jammie shirt. Ohh, how I can't wait to meet her :-)
How far along? 24w 1d
Weight Gain: 7 lbs. See whatcha get for going back to your native land for a couple weeks!? 6 lbs in a month! Sadface emoticon.
Maternity clothes? Almost always. I physically felt my belly's growth spurt in week 21 and I'm SO HAPPY to be filling out more of my maternity clothes! Feeling much more comfortable in my skin :-)
But, can I ask you guys for some advice? I asked my mom and she only knew of super expensive ones, but I need sports bra help! I buy a medium to fit my body, but then my ladies are seriously squished. Total boob show. If I go large to accommodate my boobies, it's loose on my body. Can anyone help a sista out?!
Stretch marks? None new.
Sleep: Sleep and I are still BFFs. I even take a cat nap in the afternoon during J's nap. I wish sleeping in the middle of the day made me feel more like a bum; instead I just feel like I owned that day.
Best moment of the week: Watching Jake play with his uncles <3 IN-N-OUT; Still not being over the fact that I'm baking a baby girl <3 :-) Oh, and knowing where she is based on the shape of my belly is about as awesome as it gets!
Oh, and less ass sweat during my workouts. Win.
Miss Anything? Sushi. Forever and always. GET ME SOME SUSHI.
Movement? Tons :-) I can't even describe how much I love every second of it. So amazing!
Food cravings? Lemons, lemonade, peach tea, raspberry tea.... Basically I'm a glutton for water-based drinks. And, I don't know if this counts as a 'craving', but I LOVE smells. Whether I'm making alfredo sauce, or can get my hands on some lime, I love smelling things way over eating them. Now if I can just get someone to start making food-related candles I'd be the happiest pregnant chick evah.
Food aversions? Peanut butter, sweet potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese
Labor signs? Nope.
Belly button, in or out? In
Wedding rings, on or off? On
Looking forward to: Meeting our daughter :-) I don't know how I'm going to make it these next 16ish weeks. Pretty sure I'm going to implode from excitement :-D
Weekly wisdom: Much like I felt about bagels, watermelon froyo is for winners.