I can’t help but sing Bon Jovi’s “ooooh, we’re halfway there….OOO-OH! Livin’ on a prayer!!”
How Big is Baby: About the size of a banana.
Big Developments: He’s swallowing more, which means he’s peeing and also producing meconium. (Fun Fact: D passed his meconium in utero. Hoping this baby keeps his poop to himself this time.)
Food Cravings: It changes all the time but today it was a turkey sandwich from Jimmy John’s and a Coca-Cola. The funny thing is, I usually hate Jimmy John’s. But today it was the most tasty sandwich I’ve ever had. Weird. (And while I try to stay away from lunch meat – no one wants listeria – sometimes a girl just needs a turkey sandwich.)
Food Aversions: Nothing significant. My diet hasn’t been super healthy lately so I’m going to try to rectify that now that more foods are agreeing with me again. First step – get rid of the leftover Halloween candy!
Other Symptoms: The belly is growing quite a bit and it’s starting to scare me a little. We still have a trip to Costa Rica coming up so I want the belly to be at a manageable size so I’m not completely uncomfortable on the plane. It’s also getting difficult for me to sit straight up after laying down. I have to roll to my side a little before getting out of bed. I’m in that happy “2nd trimester” stage right now though so I’m trying to savor it while it lasts.
Sleep: Not terrible. Still getting up once or twice to pee, and I haven’t started using the body pillow yet but I’m going to start using a regular pillow between my knees for some added hip support.
Maternity Clothes: I still haven’t brought my maternity clothes out from the downstairs closet. I definitely need to do that this week though because my non-maternity dresses and shirts are getting tight and short. A coworker brought some clothes in last week for me to borrow as well so hopefully I’m all set in the clothes department for awhile.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Stronger kicks and movement so that I am reassured on the daily that this baby is growing and thriving in there.
Thoughts: Now that my food aversions/indigestion issues/etc aren’t nearly as strong as they were a couple of weeks ago, I’m starting to really enjoy being pregnant. Until this week, I would just look in the mirror and feel fat. My mind KNEW I was pregnant, but the mirror wasn’t reflecting “cute baby bump”. And while I still don’t feel like I have a cute baby bump, I think it’s starting to become more obvious that this isn’t just a belly full of nachos and pizza. Although there is that, too.
Sorry for the weird shot. It’s hard to take belly bump selfies. I tried to take one in the bathroom at work but people kept walking in and it was awkward.