Baby is now the size of a naval orange, has moveable joints, and is squirming around a ton even though I can’t feel it yet.
The photo: pop! I have gotten a lot of comments this week from people (who know I am pregnant) that they can definitely tell now. The bump fluctuates a little throughout the day according to how much I’ve eaten, but it is always there now. I am still feeling good and I would say my diet is pretty much back to normal. I mostly crave a lot of fruit – pineapple, melon, berries, you name it, and I’ve been on sort of a shrimp kick as well. I am also making sure to feed the baby lots of ice cream so that he/she will love it as much as I do.
My sleep still sucks, I toss and turn a lot during the night and never wake up in the morning feeling rested. I haven’t been napping every day, although I did crash out hard for a good two hours on Sunday after going out and eating a massive brunch. I got a body pillow and tried that out, but it really didn’t help at all. If anything I woke up more from having the giant thing in the bed, and Steve was not a fan.
Workouts have been the same, treadmill time and bike trainer. I am determined to get to the pool this week, and even tried on my swimsuit to see if it still fits. It’ll do for a little while yet I think. I know this is Wisconsin and I have lived here my whole life, etc, etc, but this winter is the absolute worst. It is either snowing or freezing raining or below zero. There have been about two nice days since November it seems, and all I want to do is be able to run outside in the sunshine. The streets are never cleared of slop/ice/snow/crap, and I don’t want to risk slipping so I’ve been staying indoors. Wah. Yes I want some cheese with that whine. Mmmmm….wine.
In other news, I started doing some very preliminary research on baby gear, and I am already driving myself nuts. There is so much stuff and so many options and how do I choose? There is really only one big ticket item that I am completely set on and unwilling to compromise, and that is a BOB Stroller. It will be mine. Other than that, my goal is to buy/accumulate the least amount of stuff possible. Yes, I say this now. But we are going to use a hand me down crib from my cousin and whatever else is passed along to us by very generous family and friends.
Lastly, I got to hear the little munchkin’s heartbeat again this week at the doctor (strong in the high 150′s), and the date has been scheduled for the big 20 week ultrasound. February 26th we will be finding out if there’s a little boy or girl in there. Can’t wait!