Baby is the size of an…avocado
Maternity clothes? shorts are all too tight, but I’m making due with rubber band tricks. getting creative with work clothes too, I refuse to buy stuff when I only have 5 more weeks to go. I did buy some winter maternity clothes for when we move
Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: excellent, falling asleep quickly, and mostly staying asleep
Best moment this month: Good month! We got our date to move – mid June, so just waiting to pick a house now. Prac has been good – a bit boring at times, which is frustrating, but when I’m actually doing stuff, it’s great. Archer’s loving school. ‘watching’ mum & st’ad compete in their first Ironman triathlon was also a huge highlight this week.
Worst moment this month: Had to sacrifice some prac hours last week because Archer’s been pretty sick. We’ve been to the doctors twice, and he spent the last 5 days sleeping, cuddling, and coughing. The extra sleep and cuddles have actually been nice, but we hate seeing him so miserable. He’s finally feeling better, but now J and I are beginning to show symptoms – ick!
Miss Anything? beer, my energy, and not feeling dizzy
Movement: it’s actually SUPER frustrating me that I haven’t felt any yet. By this time with Archer, I was starting to feel little movement (felt like popcorn popping). Everyone says you feel your second sooner, so I REALLY expected to have felt this one by now, but nope, nothing. Sometimes i feel like a pressure sort of moves up against one spot of my stomach, like it’s rubbing up against the walls, but I don’t know, I give up – you aren’t your brother, and I accept that.
Food cravings: had a hardcore taco craving the other day, it sort of just went away. Also really loving yoghurt! My appetite is definitely back!
Anything making you queasy or sick: not really
Labor Signs: no
Belly Button in or out? in, but shallower
Wedding rings on or off? on
Symptoms: SO dizzy. I would say 75% of my day is spent light headed. it’s a horrible feeling. It’s improved though, from the 100% of the day in the first trimester. My skin was also SO bad at the start of this month – painful, horrible acne, but that’s finally calmed down as well. All the crappy first tri stuff is starting to back off, and I’m starting to not absolutely hate being pregnant.
Mood: good, but stressed. there’s A LOT to do before we move, and I’m trying to juggle SO many things – prac, Archer, housework, moving, midwife/doctor appointments, scans, etc. Can’t wait to be able to check most of those things off the list in 5 weeks!
Pregnancy dreams? last night I know I had a nightmare, but now I can’t remember what it was, and I know it wasn’t baby related. Still haven’t really dreamt about the baby, since right before I got pregnant; I dreamt of a perfect baby girl with lots of brown hair and blue eyes – we’ll see if it was a premonition in approximately 24 weeks.
Looking forward to: MOVE, baby, MOVE! and prac being done & the move being finished.
Next appointment: gender/morphology scan on June 10th (unless I move it up, like I’m considering since that’s our last week here and it will be NUTS), and then a doc appointment to go over the results on the 12th.
Bonus pictures of sickie Archer in the bath the other morning – the light was really pretty :)