How big is baby: I spontaneously went for an elective ultrasound with Whitnie at My Baby Bump Imaging yesterday (go there, it's an amazing experience) and baby is weighing 8 ounces and measuring a couple of days ahead just like the last few weeks. No reason for the ultrasound except for wanting to have a visit with baby! Look:
The Bump website says he's a sweet potato this week, but I really don't like the fruit/veggie comparisons. Let's just go with 5.5"
Weight gained: 3 pounds (well, since baby weighs half a pound, I've really only gained 2.5 pounds, right??? Hehe)
Maternity clothes: I'm enjoying some of the maternity shirts for the baggy effect. I am not really showing (okay maybe I kind of am in the pic above actually!), but I do get a bit of a belly after meals, and it just looks like I'm fat - not pregnant yet, so the maternity shirts actually hide it and I look normal. I have no reason to hide that I'm pregnant since the cats out of the bag - it's more that I don't want people to think I am a fatty! My jeans still fit but I have found that they can be a bit uncomfortable after I eat so I am using the rubber band trick if I have to. At Emily's baby shower on Saturday (post coming soon) she gave me a bag full of clothes. More more more, I love free shopping!
Miss anything?: I could have gone for a glass of wine the other night when I couldn't fall asleep. I'm pretty easy going with things - I am having up to 200 mg of caffeine a day (some days none, some days 100 mg, etc), so I don't miss coffee or anything.
Movement: Nada. I asked Whitnie at the scan yesterday if I had an anterior placenta, and I sure do! That means that the placenta is in front of baby between him and my stomach, and I will likely not feel kicks until later on, maybe around 6 months. While driving in LA on Saturday I felt something right where my seat belt was sitting on the left side - a twinge/cramp and it kind of hurt. I thought maybe it was baby, but it turns out to be round ligament pain. According to Jaren, kicks don't hurt at all until toward the end when they get strong and kick your ribs. This wasn't unmanageable pain or anything, but definitely pain. So no baby, just growing pains!
Cravings: Ugh, everything! One night pickles, one moment chipotle, followed an hour later by a craving for thai. Cold apples with peanut butter, bananas with peanut butter (last two nights). Chicken tenders with ranch. I haven't had that though, trying to stay relatively healthy!
Aversions: Nothing this week. Still not comfortable with sushi, but that's fine by me.\
Best moment this week: Got to see his face at the ultrasound in 4d. But my favorite part is actually that his right arm was up by his head again, and then Whitnie (the u/s tech) pointed out that's how I was laying on the table!
My belly is definitely growing although I can still completely suck it in. After meals I look a tiny bit pregnant (like in the pic above) but I can definitely "suck it out" to look more pregnant. It gets pretty uncomfortable to hold it in after meals so we're left with the above pic. Still only hard very low though.
Here I am on Wednesday morning (I was subbing that day - gasp, not wearing leggings and a sports bra haha).
And this is after lunch:
So you get the picture.
And then this was after dinner - lol!
Baby says bye bye everyone!