How Far Along? 22w, 4d - due October 15, 2015
Weight Gain: 12.5lb - solid 3lb jump in a week
Maternity Clothes: Jeans and a few shirts here and there. I need to find some soft white and black tank tops that I can wear with cardigans.
Nursery: Joel put together a metal shelving unit for the babies room. It was an enormous pain in the neck for him, but I was so impressed he was able to do it. I have a handyman coming in July to hang decals and put together the more annoying furniture so that Joel doesn't officially kill me.
Movement: This kid moves all. the. time! It's still the most cherished part of this process for me. I used to only feel him at certain parts of the day, and mainly when I was laying down, but now it's almost every hour. Joel has felt him pretty much everyday this week and he really like to actually see the kicks and watch my stomach move from it. We joke that watching the kicks is like when we go whale watching in Mexico. We go very quiet and try to be really patient, and then when he gives us a big kick we hoot and holler....just like whale watching, it just doesn't get old or less magical.
The only time I don't love it is when he kicks me in bed because it's hard to sleep through it.
Symptoms: I was sick this week with a cold that came on rapidly. Not being able to take my normal arsenal of Dayquil/Nyquil was annoying, but I was able to take a decongestant that really helped. I just pounded back mugs of tea and honey, took lots of Emergen-C, and slept with the humidifier and Vix vapor rub and tried to get lots of rest. I'm feeling better but not 100% out of the woods.
Sleep: Not that fun. I toss and turn a lot and I get up to pee a lot
Joel: He was a trooper while we registered and we actually had a lot of fun (at times). The bedding at Pottery Barn Kids overwhelmed me, but Joel was good about holding my purse which I swear weighs like 9,000 pounds and kept us on track when my mind would get overwhelmed by all of the descisions we had to make. I mean, how many bottles should I get? Really though?
Workouts: Three - 2 gym and 1 spin - but they've stopped since Thursday when I started feeling sick and I'm still being cautious about pushing it.
Mood: Being sick hasn't been super fun.
Cravings: bland foods....plain pasta, toast and eggs, crackers....
What I Miss: My non-cold infested self!
Random Things: We worked with a dog trainer this week to start getting Roscoe ready to live in a house with a baby. Roscoe's biggest issue is greeting guests - he barks incessantly for ten minutes - and it just drives. me. crazy. We are going to work with the trainer to make entrances for guests more routine, which will in turn make Roscoe quieter (fingers crossed)!
Looking Forward To: I'm heading to Nashville this week for one of my best friends Bachelorette parties!! I'm really excited to see all of my college girlfriends, celebrate Sara's soon-to-be wedding, and have a weekend filled with girl time! I'm also really excited for my cousin Amanda to get a chance to feel the baby kick...and on Sunday I'm able to spend some time with our extended family that live in Nashville, so I'm looking forward to that too.