Percentage Cooked: 55%
Baby Size: A papaya or a small football (Nerf?), weighing in at about 1 pound! The baby is now about the length of an Oreo package or bottle of beer. Coincidence? I think not!
Countdown to Baby: 18 weeks
Symptoms: A lot more going on in this department! Spider veins are getting darker – luckily in just two locations on my legs…at least that I’ve noticed. It’s getting progressively harder to get up after sitting and laying. A good night’s sleep happens 2-3 times a week.
The biggest negative right now is SEVERE rib pain, mostly on my right side. I have read that it could one of a few things…my uterus pressing into my stomach, my liver pressing against my ribs (hitting the hepatic nerve), typical rib expansion in preparation for child birth, or just the baby in a funky position. I will check in with my doctor this week because this has been excruciating at times. I am guessing that the weight of my still growing big kahunas don’t help a thing.
Cravings: Took a little break from Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for some Double Stuf Oreo action. Wise choice. The Jolly Rancher Jelly Bean obsession is here to stay, but unfortunately THEY are not (they’re only around for Easter!). I need to get to all the CVS’s in town on Monday to snag what they have left on clearance – ahhhh!
Weight Gain: Well, it’s on now. I was up 10 lbs. at my 20 week appointment. So my guess is – 15 lbs. by now? If I top out at around 3o lbs, I’ll be a happy camper. Just trying to be realistic.
Related Purchases: One of these…
Some socks for Baby T. Anytime I see gender neutral socks I am going to pick up a pair – I’m learning that baby socks tend to be VERY gender-specific and I want to make sure there are no cold toesies in this house.
Fear of the Week: You heard about baby’s SUA, right? Yeah – enough said.
Relief of the Week: We have an appointment this week. And oh yeah, I CAN FEEL BABY MOVE NOW AND I’M OBSESSED! Scott has felt it too…it’s thee.best.feeling.ever. ♥
Randomness: We are totally registered – yahoo! We did Target and Babies R Us, but I did most of it online. We have maternity and newborn photo shoots booked – double yahoo! (Check out Kayla Jones Photography – she rocks!) Let’s see…what else? Our stroller came in and we LOVE IT! We registered for the hospital, Scott prepped the room for painting this week, and he also moved the beer out of the baby’s closet. Phew – and we have so much more to do!!!
Scott’s Quote of the Week: I can’t remember the direct quote but it was something about Scott calling the Bumbo a Dumbo.
I am so pumped for this week OFF!
p.s. The in-laws arrive in a couple of hours…GAME ON!
p.s.s. We only had 22 tables at our wedding. A new pregnancy week counterpart coming atcha next week. First, I need to figure it out! ;)
Beach Count: 69
High Temperature: 65° ← brrr!