These days

Thursday, January 9, 2014

After that very long update on the past month, here's what is going on right now.

I am almost through an entire box of kleenex opened this morning. And can't seem to move above a whisper or I start coughing up a storm. On this bed, ramen noodles for breakfast and pajamas at 6pm are totally acceptable. Oh, and I sound like a frog. 

Thankfully, the fever is gone! I'm not a fan of being sick especially while pregnant, my friends. Your drugstore selection is severely limited. But the best news of all is that baby, despite the unfortunate circumstances, is kicking away and apparently happy in there! He is the best and we are now 25.5 weeks along. Crazy how fast this has gone, I'm almost in the 3rd trimester. WHAAT? I remember at the very beginning thinking that April was literally forever away. Pah!

And how fitting that the bump would make more of an entrance after Christmas time, which I believe was NO coincidence considering all the American food hoarding that went on...and so worth it. I'm a big fan of this baby bump!

Now for a little update, totally boring but for my own records.

Total weight gain: Again, no scale. Doctor appointment on Monday, but I kind of hate this question anyway. 
Maternity clothes? ....YES! H&M maternity pants. I mostly tried them on for fun, along with 10 other pair of regular jeans. There was no comparison. I am shocked how much I love them!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Sleep: Problems. This is mostly due to being sick though. Normally, I'm still doing great, besides a few trips to the bathroom.
Best moment this week month: Seeing how excited everyone was about this baby! It kinda felt like I just announced, because I haven't seen everyone in person yet. 
Miss anything? Bending over (especially while sitting down) feels like I'm being (gently?) punched in the gut. A little surprising to me, because my bump isn't THAT big yet. 
Movement: Starting to feel kicks up into my ribs! It always makes me jump because it is the weeeirdest feeling. I live for his kicks! 
Food cravings: Food tastes like cardboard. But I never made it to frozen yogurt while at home, so I'm still dreaming of that.
Anything making you queasy or sick: I've been really lucky the past while. I had a stuffy nose during most of my time in the U.S., which I actually enjoyed. Not smelling every little thing x10 is A-okay with me! But I still have to be careful about water on an empty stomach, it comes right up.
Gender: Boy! 
Labour signs: No.
Symptoms: Hormonal acne. You can go far, far away now. OH and the best news ever, my sciatic nerve pain has let up SO much! I have to admit, I was really proud of myself doing insanity every day with my fam in the DR. Modified, of course. Ahh, to finally exercise consistently! I took over a month off from my favorite workouts- it seemed like anything I did would cause a flare up so I had to take it easy. I tried to listen to my body and walked with some running here and there. So I was a little shocked at my ability to keep up with the workouts, like I said I've really tried to listen to my body and it felt so good! However, plane rides (especially long red eyes) are brutality. I ended up standing at least an hour and a half on the flight home, which helped a lot. But ahhh my back! Old woman right here. 

After my 9 hour overnight flight from Brazil to JFK, check out these lovelies! Pregnancy glam at its finest. Compression socks are my new bff. 

Belly button in or out? In, but starting to flatten out. Pretty sure I'll have an outie eventually. 
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or moody most of the time: Honestly, more moody than happy with being sick. Sorry, Al. 
Looking forward to: Feeling baby's hiccups!

Lastly, a couple days ago I was asked to speak in sacrament meeting for 10 minutes. In Portuguese! Scaaaary. Anyone out there want to help me translate?

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