Whoops, have I really gone 6 weeks without posting an update on this not-so-little baby bump?! I know you all have been waiting on the edges of your seats, so here you go...
Size of baby: week 19, he was a zesty zucchini, now he is the size of a garden eggplant.
Weight gain: At the doctor’s last Thursday, the scale said I have gained 16 pounds. Woof. My scale at home says I have only gained 13 pounds though.
Maternity clothes: Yep. Leggings and tunics are my jam.
Gender: It’s a BOY!!!
Movement: Yes, lots!!! Ella almost got to feel him move this week! He stopped whenever she put her hand on my belly though! Already scared of his big sister?!
Cravings: Buffalo chicken anything and avocados. And pop tarts. All the strawberry pop tarts. I have got to stop.
Symptoms: So random, but my right pointer finger is super swollen and painful! The doctor said it wasn’t anything pregnancy related and to give it some more time; I must have done something weird to it! The heartburn is getting a little more intense (I had super bad indigestion Super Bowl Sunday from eating too much buffalo chicken dip). And I just feel huge, which is so bad this early! I don't remember feeling this whale-like with Ella until at least week 30 or later. Still having round ligament and sciatic nerve pain.
Workouts: I stopped running around 22 weeks, because I was only running 2 miles at a time and it was just kind of dumb to me. Plus, even on those 2 miles, my heart rate was getting a little too high and I had some bad pains in my stomach...so I figured I should just stop for now.
Sleep: Pretty good, except getting up to pee at least once a night.
What I miss: Being skinny. Watching the girls on the Bachelor makes me want to cry and never eat another pop tart again.
Best moment this week: Seeing our sweet boy at his anatomy scan! I love seeing all of the baby's hands/feet/spine, everything! It is so cool to me. Also, celebrating Ella's birthday! I thought back about the events of February 2 (when I went into labor) and 3 (when she was born), and I got strangely excited/nervous to do it all over again in a few months! Plus, next year, Ella will have a baby brother to help her celebrate her 3rd birthday!
Looking forward to: Finding a name for this child! I have yet to find a boy’s name that I love and I’m starting to stress a little bit about it! Dare I say suggestions are welcome?! I don't want anything that ends with -son, that could be a girl's name (i.e., I love Cameron, but it's becoming common for girls now!), or makes inappropriate initials/monogram (my husband is WTF, no joke).