Favorite Moments: Watching baby boy kick. I’ve been able to feel him for months and Ben’s been able to feel him for about a month but now we can see the kicks and its crazy! He’s getting so strong and sometimes if I have something resting on my bump, he’ll kick knock it off!
Eating: Salmon and sour things. I’m still on a sour candy kick and I’ve been loving having salmon once a week. I’ve slowed down on my baked potato addiction but still eat far too much cereal.
Feeling: Tired. Other than at bedtime, when I want to go to sleep, or right after Ben leaves in the morning when I desperately want to fall back asleep, I can almost always fall asleep. I wake up constantly throughout the night so even when I’ve been in bed for a good eight hours (or nine or ten), I’ve only been asleep for about 2/3 of them.
Names: Still nothing. All boy name suggestions welcome.
Craving: Anything I don’t have to cook. I still haven’t had any of the “I need to eat this weird combination of food this instant” kind of cravings I expected from pregnancy but food in general almost always sounds good…because I am always always hungry.
Weight Gain: 21 pounds? It’s a funny thing, simultaneously feeling huge and realizing you still have a long way to go.
Missing Anything: Raw eggs (cookie dough) and not having to bake my slices of turkey before I make sandwiches (silly listeria).
Aches or Pains: Pretty consistent back pain throughout the night. The only thing that helps is lying on my back (which I’m not supposed to do). Thank goodness for my bumpnest pillow which helps quite a bit. Also, these baby kicks are getting stronger by the day and sometimes they are rather uncomfortable.
Maternity Clothes: Yes. Basically I wear only maternity clothing (and a few oversized sweaters and tee shirts). I ordered quite a bit from thredUP and have a few pieces from Pink Blush Maternity with lots of other pieces on their way.
My Mood: Life is wonderful pregnancy hormones are real. About once a week I find myself in a slump for no particular reason. Ben, scriptures, or bubble baths usually do the trick though 🙂
Exercise: Ben and I have been taking walks together more regularly and I’ve been working on getting back into my squat routine. At least if I’m getting bigger, I can also tell I’m getting stronger.
Excited About: Baby showers and nurseries. Those and holding my baby. This weekend I visited a friend who just gave birth to a beautiful baby boy that I could have held for hours.
sweater: Gap (similar)
necklaces: iSanctuary, c/o
denim: maternity via thredup (here’s $10 off your order)
boots: oasap, c/o (sold out but loving these similar ones)
lip color: ‘All Day Stay’ Liquid Lipstick from Stila in Amore (here)