Today marks 24 weeks, or 6 months!
Here’s what I look like:
The Baby: This week the baby is gaining weight, lung and brain tissue. He or she is about the size of an ear of corn.
Maternity clothes: I’m still wearing normal (long) shirts and maternity jeans/pants. I can still wear normal leggings if I adjust the waist low below my belly, but that’s starting to be a tight squeeze.
Movement: I feel lots of movement, but have had some days of quiet with just a few kicks and rolls here and there. Baby must be tired from all the growing he or she is doing.
Sleep: I’m sleeping pretty well. I’ve been waking up every few nights but haven’t had much trouble falling back asleep. I’m still having a lot of strange, vivid dreams.
Food Cravings: None, although I’m still liking salty foods far better than sweet things. I’m more thirsty than normal and eating a lot of hummus and cucumbers, although I promise you when we get to the US for Christmas, I will be having Taco Bell. Probably more than once. I’m noticing that I feel full pretty fast, so I’ve been trying to eat a bunch of small meals/snacks instead of big meals. I ate a lot of comfort foods over Thanksgiving so this week I’ve been snacking on veggie sticks (boring) to try to make up for it.
Symptoms: A big belly! I still get out of breath easily and I feel like everything is moving upwards as my belly grows. Today I did my workout that I’ve been doing for a few months now and got tired much faster than I did just two days ago. It might be time to adjust a bit because my body was definitely saying SLOW DOWN, SISTER. Other than that, I feel great. I have good energy during the day.
Gender: It’s a surprise!