Baby is now the size of:
Sleep: Luckily I am still not too uncomfortable and am usually able to fall asleep easily, but I wake up easily and it’s hard to get back to sleep once I am awake early in the morning. I didn’t use a maternity pillow last time, but I was really uncomfortable at the end so any mamas out there, is it work it?
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: My belly has definitely popped in the last couple weeks. More and more of my normal work clothes are getting tight around the waist. We only have one more class left for finals and I know for sure that I won’t be wearing any non maternity clothes when we go back in January! More and more I am reaching for my maternity options with a few normal clothes hanging in there.
Symptoms: Lots of heartburn! This was a big issue last time too so maybe this little baby will have lots of hair just like Cannon did.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: Food is mostly normal, but once I eat it I don’t want it again so leftovers for lunch haven’t been going over well. I am still craving sandwiches and fizzy drinks. I do have random cravings, like last night I really wanted a hamburger and fries (probably for the salt) but I was fine with eating soba noodle salad instead.
Exercise: Ugh….feeling pretty down on myself about this one. I feel like I have no motivation and with my extra teaching load I don’t have a lot of spare time. I really need to get up early in the morning to get something in. But every night when I crawl into bed exhausted I can’t even think about setting an alarm for 4:30 or 5. But I am really hoping to get into a better routine once the semester is over.
Mood: Mostly up. I am missing a few things right now, and that will likely get worse in the new year but for now I am trying to enjoy my time as a family of three.
Missing: I am really starting to miss training and it feels so far away that I will really be able to focus on training for something again, I won’t be able to even start to get back into shape until July at the earliest. I am also missing many of my normal clothes that are collecting dust in my closet.
Best Moment: decorating for Christmas, Cannon LOVES Christmas lights in the house.
Buying: Some maternity clothes for me to add to my collection from last time.
Dreaming About: What life will be like when there are two littles.