How big is Ellie:
The size of a pumpkin.
I have one dress from my summer wardrobe that I was able to wear this week. Other than that, it's all maternity mixed in with some XL t-shirts and leggings when I'm in the house.
Weight Gain Alert!
Gained this week: 0 lbs
Total weight gain: 39 lbs
I drink a LOT of water throughout the day and want to eat fruit mostly. Since the belly dropped, I have more room to eat larger meals but I'm not that hungry anymore except for at dinner time
Fried food seems disgusting.
My Current Eating Pattern:
It's been difficult for me to eat during the day. Nausea has made me feel all but miserable when it comes to food during the day. I drink a lot of water and Ginger Ale and snack.
NESTING, a little bit more energy mixed with FATIGUE, sciatic pain, frequent urination, some fatigue after moving about, carpal tunnel syndrome, acid reflux, indigestion after meals, pregnancy brain, clumsiness, loss of balance, emotional, weepiness, potty mouth, tender and growing belly, occasional breast tenderness, leakage of colustrum, sense of confusion at times, vision changes, swollen feet and hands, awesome hair!, long nails!, "pregnancy glow"
I've actually been sleeping a little bit better as far as pain in concerned. I still get up to go to the potty frequently, but I'm usually able to go back to sleep quickly.
What do I miss:
I do miss having energy for small everyday tasks.
Best moment of the week:
Getting everything organized and put away for our baby girl, and having help from Kate with the process
Worst moment of the week:
This weird nausea that I have each morning. I didn't have morning sickness in the first trimester so this is all new to me!
Not progressing at our second cervical check. I'm so ready to meet our daughter!
What am I looking forward to:
Meeting Elliana Joy Boyington for the first time and celebrating my first Mother's Day.
We're now TWO WEEKS away from our estimated due date. We've made it through this pregnancy without any major issues and I am grateful for that.
"Ellie isn't so little anymore and is most likely weighing close to seven pounds and measuring around 20 inches in length. Her fetal development is nearly complete as she's shedding her vernix and lanugo. Ellie's also producing MORE surfactant, which prevents the air sacs in her lungs from sticking to one another once she starts breathing. Most changes in her development are now small, but still very important! She's still adding fat and fine-tuning her brain and nervous system."
from What to Expect When You're Expecting