Baby is the size of a(n): naval orange
Gender Predictions: Pretty much everyone thinks it’s a boy! I had my ultrasound this morning but all I know is the heart rate, which was 148. Our gender reveal is this weekend and we’ll be finding out with the rest of our family! I secretly hope it’s a girl, because duh, matching outfits. And for the shock factor, since everyone thinks it’s a boy. 😜
Weight Gain: 5 lbs at my last appt. I go back to the doctor this coming Monday, so we’ll see how much damage I did during Thanksgiving.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely wearing some, but a lot of the styles now are loose and flowy so I’m still wearing a lot of non maternity shirts. Another note of difference this time, at this point with Whitlee I could barely squeeze into my jeans anymore and the hair tie trick was the only thing barely holding me in. This time, I can still wear quite a few pair. They’re tight, but still button all the way. But I basically live in my maternity leggings.
Belly Button In or Out: In, but I have felt the shallowness coming.
Wedding Rings On or Off: On
Sleep: Getting better! I usually have to pee 3 or 4 times between 9/10 and midnight but after that, I sleep through the night. I still have the occasional issue with being awake for an hour in the middle of the night. I did remember from my first pregnancy that if I don’t nap during the day I sleep better at night, so I cut the naps and that helped.
Best Moment The Last Few Weeks: feeling and seeing this little babe squirm around in there and Whitlee’s second birthday party!
Miss Anything: Beer. I could go for an ice cold Corona these days.
Movement: I don’t think this baby is quite as active as Whitlee. That or I’m too busy with Whitlee to sit and notice just yet. I’m sure when the big kicks happen I’ll start noticing it a lot more. But today has been a super active day in there!
Cravings/Aversions: Craving pickle juice, cake, grapes, cheddar cheese, McDonald’s chicken nuggets, potatoes of any kind, and steak…like charbroiled steak, yum! Not really any strong aversions right now thankfully.
Symptoms: Whew, I think the SPD has set in super early this time. I had it with Whitlee, but not this early. Having some minor round ligament pain and occasional increased heart pvcs. Oh and still starving all the time. I feel like this child steals all my food!
Additional Notes: Im pretty sure we’ve decided on a name either way! We’ll be announcing it at the gender reveal party, once we find out if it’s a boy or girl. I have little signs made up for each one so we can take a picture announcing the name like we did with Whitlee. I know nobody means anything by it but it seemed like if we ever say “oh we’re thinking about this name or that name”, we’d always end up in a discussion about a dozen other names and we’d end up second guessing the name we picked. So with Whitlee, we nailed down a name the night before the ultrasound and then announced it solidly at the party. No debating. 😊 I will say that like Whitlee, this baby will have a more rare-ish first name and a family middle name.
On another note, I still can’t believe I got my husband to agree to find out with everyone else. He said if it’s a boy, he literally might do a little dance. And if you know my husband, he’s not a guy who displays any type of extreme emotions like that. I’m sure it will be entertaining either way! I’ll try to get a post up and a video Sunday night after the party. But if you follow me on Instagram, it’ll be there first! @jaimehillin