I wear my maternity support band until late afternoon when my skin can't stand it anymore. (It makes me itch) Anything tight on my tummy is starting to bother me. I would wear leggings each and every day if I could!
Ellie still doesn't like other people to try and feel her kick. She kicks all over the place now, but they're still soft sweet kicks. I'm not looking forward to her punching me in the ribs!
Oreos- I cannot live without them! I'm at least trying to keep my consumption of them in check. Ellie must like chocolate.
Fast Food and anything that makes my acid reflux worse.
I still love to start my morning off with juice! I have my usual snacks and eat lunch around the same time if we're not too busy at work. I haven't been eating an afternoon snack, but drinking a Caffeine Free Dr. Pepper instead. I'm no longer able to eat as much as I was before and maybe that's a good thing. I do feel terrible when I eat too much and I get out of breath!
My appetite is tapering off and I'm not able to eat as much as I have been. I guess my tummy's running out of room.
Brandon traveled some this week and I didn't sleep well when he was gone. I still wake up before my alarm most mornings because I have to go to the potty. Once I wake up my back aches and it takes me a few minutes to get up.
Still none, but the linea nigra has appeared.
Not feeling terrified every time I cough or sneeze--catch my drift? My bladder is taking a beating and I cough and sneeze with extreme caution now.
Seeing Brandon on Thursday evening. His schedule was so busy and I missed him so much. I wonder if I miss him more because Ellie misses him too? I'm looking forward to spending some time with him this weekend!
Also my sweet friend Toni is currently pregnant! Hoping and praying that her pregnancy will continue to thrive!
Worst moment of the week:
Struggling with acid reflux. It seems to relax after lunchtime, but I'm eating Tums and Rolaids, chewing gum, and drinking a lot of water to try and keep it at bay.
Time keeps moving by so quickly. I still have so much to do and cannot believe that it's now February. I cannot help but look forward to May to welcome our daughter into the world!
Being able to balance stuff on my belly seems like a milestone in itself. Also, seeing the linea nigra appear has been neat. I was nervous about it showing up at first, but the line is very light and not too noticeable.
"Ellie is gaining around six ounces per week now. Much of the weight comes from accumulation baby fat, as well as from growing bones, organs, and muscles. Her ears are getting sharper and can hear loud sounds. Her face is now almost fully formed, complete with eyebrows, eyelashes, and hair. Her hair on her is still white since there's no pigment yet."
from What to Expect When You're Expecting