Week: 26 – 65% done!
Due date: April 16, 2013
Symptoms: Baby’s movement is my biggest symptom, but the ever-glamorous mucous and runny nose is a fabulous reminder.
Feeling: Relaxed. We’ve gotten some stuff pinned down finally, and I’m working my way through my crafty projects for the baby, so I feel ready. I’ll be letting my boss know shortly that I won’t be returning after the baby’s born, so that weight will be off my shoulders soon.
Cravings: Citrus, citrus, citrus! Orange juice, clementines, lemon water, any of it and all of it. Yum!
Aversions: Nothing, really.
Sleep: Sleeping has become downright hard. I can’t sleep through the night to save my life and I can’t sleep past 5 am peacefully. I’m considering this “practice.”
Health: My health is looking good!
Baby’s size: About a pound and 10oz and roughly 14 inches. This week, it’s supposed to be as long as an English hothouse cucumber. Are Baby Center’s vegetable estimations back on track?! We shall see!
Weight gain: Where is all of this coming from?! I’m around 13 pounds gained right now. It’s just sneaking on when I’m not looking, I assume.
Movement: This baby moves. My stomach is constantly bumping and I can feel the baby all over. I’m pretty sure she’s moved from being side-to-side to more vertical now, as I had a few days of some interesting painful stretching type feelings.
Stretchmarks: Still no new stretchmarks to report.
BabyCenter Update: The network of nerves in your baby’s ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner’s as you chat with each other. He’s inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he’s born and takes that first gulp of air.
So the USAF has requested that hubs gets checked for Marfan’s Syndrome. His doc said that its highly unlikely he has it at his annual physical on Monday, so now just a piece of paper that proves it and then he can swear in (fingers crossed!).
With the USAF being a rather sure thing at this point, we are definitely going to move in with my parents for a few months in March. I’ll be leaving my job near my due date, so I’ve got to come up with a good way to let my boss know. Seeing as he doesn’t yet have a maternity leave plan in place, I think he’ll find it as much of a relief as I will. I’m ready to move on to something else. Perhaps an Esty or similar store is in my future? (Probably.)
I’ve also found that I love crafting for babies. How extraordinarily satisfying is it to have completed objects all over the place?! Baby blanket sew up in a fraction of the time that a full-sized quilt does. Baby hats and sweaters take an hour, no more than four, really, to knit. Baby toys are simple, quick, and fabulous! Love it. I even put up a quick tutorial on how I made my infant car seat cover this weekend, which took me about four hours because I was a royal perfectionist about keeping it ironed and P.E.R.F.E.C.T. It came out totally adorable.