Total weight gain/loss: + 10 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Yup.
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: Not the best. I'll explain below.
Best moment this week: Seeing my sweet girl on the ultrasound last Wednesday. I had to take Lael with me to my appointment by myself this time... not doing that again. She almost had a cow when the doctor put the heartbeat doppler on my belly. I haven't seen a look of fright on her face like that since the monkey incident.
Movement: She's an active one just like her big sister was.
Cravings: Not too many strong ones right now. Probably because I can't smell or taste anything. Again, see below.
Gender: lil' gal
Labor Signs: None, just braxton hicks contractions.
Belly Button in or out? still in.
What I miss: I just really miss a nice glass of red wine.
What I am looking forward to: I'm taking a smocking class this month to make Ruthie's coming home dress. I can't wait to start working on it! The smocking is the easy part; it's the putting the dress together that I can't seem to get the hang of. I've made about 5 gowns before and still have to have someone walk me through the process. See Lael's dress here.
Remember last time when I told you that I've had a sinus infection? Well, then I got another cold, and started the whole thing all over again. I'm now getting over my third cold in two months. After a few visits to an ENT, I have been diagnosed with Pregnancy Rhinitis. Oh, the joys. Did you even know there was such a thing? I didn't. It seems that breathing is out of the question. So, sleep? Ha. You can imagine.
Milestones: Ruthie is already head down!
Of course, my ultrasound tech had to remind me that it's "waaaayyy too early to worry about that." Sure, sure, I know. I'm only 24 weeks along... it is still early. But it's not totally out of the realm of possibility that she could stay that way. Lael stayed in the same position from 16 weeks on.
Will you indulge me for a moment while I go off on a lil' tangent?
Now, hear me, I love my O.B. practice and the doctors in it, but Trey and I get such a kick out of how no matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, "it's too early for that";
you're only 12 weeks, or you're only 25 weeks, or you're ONLY 40 weeks along. For pete's sake, can a momma get some credit?!
Even when you get to the hospital, water has broken... guess what...
you're only 1 cm dilated.
Things don't get even remotely legit until you're at least 9 cm dilated and completely effaced.
But don't worry, they won't let you get too excited until, well... until that baby is on its way out! And even then, they all act so nonchalant about the whole thing that you wonder...
Is this it??
Could I actually be having the baby??
OMG, I AM!!
Am I the only one who has experienced being in the state of "only"? I can't be.
Maybe I'm just being overly sensitive and hormonal.
Nah. Too early for that. I'm only 24 weeks along. :)