How far along: 27 weeks
Weight gain: 15 lbs. (yikes!)
Picture this: Baby is the size of a camping lantern (whaaaat?).
Maternity clothes: This time ‘round, I’m really digging ALL the leggings and loose tops. Maybe because my bump seems bigger second time around and I’m living in denial (in my mind, loose clothing = small looking bump)? For the life of me, I cannot find a pair of maternity jeans that work. They’re all too loose. I’m an incredibly picky jean shopper on the best of days, so gimme pregnancy + jeans and it’s just a losing battle. I’m loving this top from Asos, my new Birks, these non-maternity leggings from Express, and I really want to order a t-shirt dress like this one once it warms up a little more.
Sleep: The vivid dreams are still occurring at least a few times per week. I don’t love them. But at least it’s not every single night anymore, thank God. Most nights I sleep like a log.
Best moment this month: We decided (I think?) on a baby name. I absolutely positively love our name. I never thought this day would come. I have a hard time with boy names in general and the few I do like are either two syllables and/or don’t sound good with Lukas.
Worst moment this month: Whenever I think about labor & delivery, I get scared. I have a pretty great imagination, but I’ve realized that while it’s a colorful, creative one, it’s not particularly violent or gross. So while I was definitely nervous the first time around, I didn’t know what to expect and I think that made it better. Now I know what it’s like to push for forty-five minutes. I know what a vacuum feels like (ugh). I reallllllly am not looking forward to L&D and I’m hoping that when the time comes, I can handle it like a boss.
Miss anything: I miss being tired because I’ve done something physically active, like gone on a long run or worked outside in the garden for hours. I know I’m growing a baby and that it’s honest, legit work, but sometimes I get extremely annoyed when I find myself needing a nap at 10AM or when I can barely move by 7PM. I like feeling active and fit and being pregnant changes all of that. I miss my clothes and shoes (but then I remind myself they’re in Durham, so it’s not like I’d have access to all of them anyway). I miss margaritas and a well made old fashioned. If you'd like to be my best friend for life and deliver either of these drinks to my hospital room after baby boy is born, I won't stop you. *wink*
Movement: He’s kicking like a champ. This little guy has such a personality and I’m getting quite excited to meet him!
Cravings: Iced lattes, pizza, and basically, any food that I don’t have to prepare.
What I’m currently watching: It's more "what I watched recently." Boo. If you haven't watched Big Little Lies (HBO), Good Girls Revolt (Amazon Prime), or Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix), do so immediately. My fave by far was Good Girls Revolt. It was fascinating (and disturbing) to watch how differently women were treated in the workplace in the early 1970's. The actors are all superb, the storyline caused me to binge watch the first season, and the retro outfits and hairstyles...gah, crazy fun. Made me want to plan a 1970's costume party. Unfortunately, there isn't a second season planned (yet). I'm hoping someone picks up this show--it needs a Season 2!
Queasy or sick: Nope. I felt a little queasy around 7-8 weeks, but I’m not sure if it was the pregnancy or being sick with the absolute worst case of the flu ever (I blame the flu). I did get some pretty awful lower back pain last month, but the osteopath was able to help with that (he said my pelvis was misaligned). I’ll be seeing him until we move, so I’m hoping that helps keep the pain and any further misalignments away.
Looking forward to: Our trip to Anchorage in a few weeks. We’re staying at this sweet AirBnB (it even has a backyard and a grill) that’s within walking distance of downtown Anchorage. We’re going hiking, on a whale watching cruise, and trying out lots of new restaurants and coffee shops – plus, the drive down there is incredibly scenic. We only leave at 4PM or so, and it’s a 6-hour drive, but Alaskan perk! The sun won’t set until 11PMish, so we’ll get to soak in ALL the beauty along the way. Score.