Well, hello again! Another week down!
As you can see, the belly is really starting to make an appearance!
Good news!!! I think the psycho monster cravings for chocolate are subsiding!!! YAYYYYY!!!!
Bad news: It’s now been replaced with anything salty.
Spicy pickles, Cheetos, bacon. Yup, all the good stuff.
Yeah, all the good stuff that goes straight to my already enlarged pooper.
Anyways. This week I’ve been battling a cold. Cough, sore throat, runny nose. Shittasticness. But I’m starting to feel better!
Another really really REALLY good thing this week is that I have been sleeping through the ENTIRE night!!! No more peeing 3 times a night! I just want to take a moment and thank the Universe for this spectacular turn of events in my life.
I cannot tell you how more rested I am. I’m even going to bed later, and I still have pretty good energy all day!!! It’s just awesome. I’m totally living this up right now!
I did finally gain back a few pounds, I’m still lower than what I was a month ago, but I still think this is fine. I’m really trying to watch the junk that I shovel in my hole. I’m still juicing apples, oranges, and carrots for the mornings, and I’m trying to stock salad makings and veggies and eat more of that at night. It’s also helped this week that we smoked that turkey and I’ve had that for leftovers every day. Nothing like good ol’ pure protein!
BUT! If I want something, like……a dump truck of Cheetos, I don’t deprive myself. I just get a small little bag and go to town. I just find that if I try to ignore the craving, then I end up going waaaayyyyyy overboard on it later on. Then comes the guilt. And the regret. And finally I feel like poo so I end up eating even more to try and make myself feel better. Sound familiar anyone??? Lol.
My SIL Jennifer, who’s pregnant too (I think I told y’all that, but she’s 3 weeks behind me, but will have a C-Section which will move her due date to the same week as mine! Crazy cool, huh?!?!), said that I should start feeling little flutters of the baby by this week or next. I think I’ve felt some before, like at night, when I’m laying down. But I keep thinking I’m imagining it. I’m going to try and pay more attention and see if I can feel Little Ida Wik this upcoming week!!!
BTW, we’ve decided that we need to have the same gender of babies, either both girls or both boys, so they can grow up and be best friends. It’s gonna to happen.
On to baby!!!
Little one is growing, growing, growing. Baby is about the size of an Avocado, 4 to 5 inches long, and weighing between 3 and 5 ounces. Baby’s been busy this week too! Practicing it’s breathing, sucking, and swallowing. Also, continuing to move around….kicking, curling toes, and swinging those little arms. Baby’s ears are positioned properly on the sides of the head (instead of on the neck, weird), and the eyes are moving from the side of the head to the front of the face!
It truly is amazing how much is going on week to week with the little nugget. Sometimes I just can’t believe it.
I have started to do a little more planning, where the baby’s concerned. I talked to my SIL and she told me about a great website with licensed day care providers all listed. I’ve been texting and calling to see about openings. I also priced out some beds, and pack-n-plays and stuff, just to get a rough idea. Shit is expensive!! But worth it!
I also found a really good article that talks about how to save a little money, and not go out and buy EVERYTHING right now. That really, you should wait till you need something before you make a big purchase. Makes sense, because what if I get some stupid high chair, then never use it until the kid’s like 1? Right? Right. It also talked about refurbing an old dresser for a changing table. We do have a really ugly old dresser, and I might try to see if I can paint over it. It’d be a big project, that I wouldn’t be able to start until after we move, so who knows if that’ll get done.
Anyways! 3 Weeks and counting till we find out if it’s a little cowboy or a darling princess!!!