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Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Funday: Pregnancy Questions

Let me have a little mindless fun today! I might as well do this at least once :)

How far along?
18 weeks 4 days

How big is the peanut?
According to my apps, she is about the size of a sweet potato or an artichoke

Total weight gain/loss?
 + 12 lbs! It sure feels like a lot when it's more than 10% of your starting weight...

Maternity clothes?
I can only wear bottoms that have a rubber band (read: my 1 pair of jeggins, pictured below).  Otherwise it's long skirts, dresses, or shorts that have - yep - a rubber band. In fact I am donating like all of my pants that have zippers - I guess it's time to face it - if I can't pull them over my hips now, it's futile to think that will happen any time soon...

Getting up to pee at least once every night. The heat doesn't help my comfort and AC makes me feel like crap. So not great. Throw lots of vivid dreams in there (a wonderful combination of erotica and nightmares - take your pick) - and that pretty much sums it up.

Best moment this week?
The ultrasound/ anatomy scan, where I got to see and feel the healthy baby girl kicking around.

Tiredness, being out of breath easily, some dizziness at times (my BP has been borderline lowish - like 90/60, which is technically not low but combine that with heat and/ or hunger and I feel dizzy at times). Oh and a lack of balance! I just read somewhere that a pregnant woman has the same odds of falling as a 70 year old. I definitely feel the my center of gravity shifting and I can no longer text while walking down the stairs (safely). Nor can I balance myself well in a crouching position without holding on to something (don't ask me how I know this!)  

Food cravings?
YES. A LOT. The struggle is real. Fruit mostly. But also bacon. And cheese. And ice cream.

Food aversions?
They have subsided. For months I couldn't look at avocados even though I used to eat like 1 a day prior to being pregnant. This week, I finally bought avocados, but of course they were gross and overripe by the time I got around to them :/


Labor signs?
That's a big no and I sure hope it stays that way for a looong time.

Belly button in or out?
It's definitely in but I am shocked at how flat it looks after a big meals these days - eeek.

What I miss?
I miss the refreshing feeling of a cold beer on a hot day. And being able to drink as much iced coffee as I want. And being able to be the energizer bunny that I am without feeling like I am going to pass out!

What I'm looking forward to?
Moving and getting settled in our new place in less than 3 weeks!

Feeling some movement (and getting way too excited very time it happens), having a healthy anatomy scan, finding out that it's a girl, and buying her first two outfits!



  1. Buying clothes is a mom and grandma's best thing ever. I enjoyed it as a dad and grand dad. but especially as a grand dad.

    I referred your blog to the blog page for the week of June 27, 2016.

  2. Dude, cute jeggings!
    also, how annoying is that Rick guy from TUDiabetes?

    Is even Iced DECAF coffee somewhat caffeinated?

    1. Haha thanks! I appreciate Rick reading - Most of my comments are from him I think :) and I break all the rules and I drink 1-1.5 REAL coffees a day because decaf tastes like ass. But I wish I could also have a giant iced coffee or two in the hot afternoons but that somehow seems wrong and excessive now

  3. You look great! And yeah, those bacon and ice cream cravings are totally a thing. :)