How I'm feeling: I had one pretty rough day where I felt so exhausted, had a hard time breathing, and just felt off. Unfortunately, this was also a day that I had volunteered to work at the Itty Bitty Boutique, a second hand baby/kids sale in town. I took it as easy as I could, but was still on my feet hanging and organizing baby clothes for 4+ hours.
After dinner, it's quite the show to watch my belly move as the baby kicks and changes position. Baby Moe is sure growing in length because it seems he/she is trying to take advantage of any and all space. So far, we think he/she likes the sound of the manfriend's voice as well as some of our music preferences.
Sleep is so so. I have been having random dreams almost nightly for the last few weeks. I've also been waking up way too early and am unable to fall back asleep. Often, I start running through the list of things we still need to get/do before Baby Moe arrives, which doesn't help.
Baby: is the size of an eggplant (~13.6 to 14.8 inches, 1.5 to 2.5 pounds) and STILL the same size and weight range as the last three weeks. The baby's lungs are now mature enough that she/he could likely survive if born.
Weight gained: 17 lbs
In the past few weeks, my belly really exploded into something you just can't seem to miss. Strangers are definitely opening doors for me more frequently and smiling just because. I even got asked if I needed help out with my one bag of groceries this week.
Sorry for the poor photo quality. What I thought was going to be great lighting (sunny day outside) turned out not to be so fabulous (with or without a flash).
Full push ups are out at this point. I can release all the way down on my toes, but I can't push back up.
What I'm wearing: I went to Motherhood Maternity this week and bought two t-shirts as our weather doesn't seem to be turning and I needed a few more tees that fit. Baring the belly is likely not what the rest of Eugene wants to see. ;)
Baby preparations: Bought a few things for baby at the Itty Bitty Boutique, including a few sleepers, an Ergo infant insert, a sound machine, and a Kelty hiking backpack/carrier that had been used once!
Random thoughts: With just a few months to go, my brain has shifted from thinking about a baby in general to wondering who this little person inside me is going to be in the world? Is it a boy or a girl? Will it be easy or fussy from the get go? Will it be tall or short?
What was your best workout of the last week? Did you do anything fun for St. Patty's Day?
I bought the manfriend some Guinness and dreamt about sipping a frothy beer of my own... soon enough!
I'm done with finals now, so I'm looking forward to a week or so off! Spring term should be interesting as I have a few things brewing between school (if the instructor doesn't mind altering the schedule for me a bit), work, this blog, and baby prep.
Where does all the weight go?
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