Hello, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve updated. Since I blogged so heavily in June, I decided to take a short break (which turned into a 2.5 week break). I used to blog all the time, but I have a habit of burning myself out. While my goal is to blog more regularly, I’m still working on finding a pace that works well for me. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
How far along: 20 weeks! I can’t believe I’m halfway done already!
Weight gained: This is one of my main frustrations this week. A month ago, the nurse told me I wasn’t gaining enough weight. The other day, she said I was gaining weight too rapidly. I’ve officially surpassed my highest weight ever. I need to monitor my weight gain extremely carefully over the remainder of my pregnancy in order to make sure I’m still healthy.
Clothing Choices: Dresses, shorts & tanks, and pajamas when I’m at home.
Belly button: Inny
Sleep: I’m usually up at least once in the middle of the night, sometimes more. I’m also taking afternoon naps more often.
Hardest moment this week: Other than the weight struggle, I was in a minor car accident last week, and I’ve been having a rough time dealing with the insurance company.
What I’m missing: Wine, bubbly, and raw cookie dough.
Movement: Feeling my baby move is literally my favorite thing in the entire world. I wait all day to feel those flutters!
Cravings: I’m actually starting to have some food aversions. I did acquire some free pie pumpkins this week, so I’m excited to start making some pumpkin muffins and pancakes! I can’t wait for fall.
Queasy or sick: I’ve experienced some mild nausea every day over the past 5 days. I think it’s weird that it took until halfway through my pregnancy to start experiencing some of these symptoms. I think it might have something to do with my diet recently, but I can’t stand the smell/thought of eggs, chicken, or most meats lately. I still haven’t been sick, but the idea of these foods has almost put me over the edge a few times in the last few days.
Looking forward to: Having some quality alone time with my husband, settling down on a name for the baby, and seeing our baby again at my prenatal appt next week!
Strange Dreams: Lots of weird dreams lately. My favorites were:
1) I was back in New Zealand. I was naked. I was completely okay with that.
2) I was in a talent show. My talent was making & eating raw cookie dough.