This journal might pause for a week when I go to the midwife next week and get a due date, but it was explained to me that I should prefer a later due date, because I don't want to go so over that I can't have the baby at the birthing center I want to go to. On that note, I'm switching doctor's to go to the local birthing center, so I can have the water birth I've always dreamed of. If you like
How Far Along: Somewhere in the 8 week mark
Size of baby: the size of a kidney bean or a raspberry! Your grandfather finds this hilarious.
Gender: Don't know yet!
Movement: All I feel is grumbling intestines lol
How I'm Changing: My belly is getting bigger, and harder, and I have one pair of capri's that I can comfortably button. Actually, that's a lie. I don't button them, and just use the draw string to tie them closed. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a nice baby belly.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: truthfully...I'm not getting on a scale. It scares me. To go from losing weight for so long, to gaining weight and being too tired to do anything...is pretty discouraging. I know I'm growing a person though, so I'll just stay off the scale.
Maternity Clothes: Tomorrow I'm planning on some skirt making with my friend Amy. She's so talented, and will give me some skirts that will FIT!
How I'm Feeling: Pretty good. The nausea has kicked up a bit. I'm still having the ligament soreness, and my lower back is getting stiff. No heartburn, or puking. So I'm good with that! Oh, still completely exhausted.
Sleep: What be dat? Actually I've been getting up 1-2 times a night, and still having some issues sleeping well, but I can't complain.
What I miss: Let's see...healthy eating habits, clothing that fits, a desire to do ANYTHING, exercise that doesn't make me want to puke, and a real schedule. Yeah, this trimester has played havoc on my schedule
What I'm Eating: Applesauce, pizza, peanut butter....whatever other people feed me. Seriously, I can eat most anything once. After that, I seem to be just done with it. Stuff tastes awesome that first time though!
Cravings: sugar, carbs. ANYTHING ANYONE MENTIONS. COMMERCIALS ARE THE DEVIL.
Best Moment this week: Having my friend come out in a thunderstorm to bring me quiche. That was just too sweet for words. Also, letting my friends feel my tummy, pretty cool.