The day to day routine of married life has started to settle down. Dan and I aren't getting much rest time between working, puppy classes, house updates, and the normal laundry, dishes, cooking, etc. Not to mention baby prep and wedding thank-yous. Dan helps with chores and meals, but occasionally when the prego lady plans meals, I get carried away. Tonight we had turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes, broiled squash and zucchini, and crescent rolls. So good!
Baby Campbell is a BOY! Dan and I are over the moon and we can't wait to meet him! We're narrowing down names, but in the mean time Baby and I are growing away. A few weeks ago I was starving and exhausted- so someone had a growth spurt! Below are pictures at 21 weeks that Baby is a boy, and 22 weeks showing my growing bump and our newly painted living room wall :)
Baby owns my body.
So, the long awaited embarrassing story. First, baby has kicked me out of all pre-pregnancy pants, but dresses and most shirts still fit. I get reflux alot, and the yawns at work. But two days ago was a first! In the middles of seeing a client, I rolled my chair up to my desk to hear a loud "Faaaaart!" It was short, and loud, and I'm not sure the client noticed. I blamed in on rolling over something on the floor, and moved on with the interview- but then he started to be stinky! I never have noisy gas, so I wanted to laugh so bad, I had to wait until later re-telling the story to laugh. But yes, middle of work, in front of a client, baby and I farted. My body is officially not my own!
Feeling: Great! Tired and sore a lot, and my appetite is bigger than ever. Dan and I bought a pregnancy yoga DVD, so soon we will be starting to practice breathing and stretching to keep Baby and I healthy.
Symptoms: Tired and sore. And maybe moody- ask my husband if that has kicked in.
How big is the baby? He was as big as a papaya, but now he's as big as ear of corn! At our 21 week appt he was 8 inches and 14 oz. We are right on track and staying healthy!
Miss anything?: A nice glass of wine with dinner. Everything else I am enjoying more than ever!
Cravings: Sweets. I've always been a sweets girl, but lately I've been craving carbs. I will say this: carrots are not satisfying when craving cake. And milk does not satisfy ice cream cravings.
Aversions: Vegetables. I have not been wanting them at all! I don't remember the last time I had the recommended servings of vegetables in a day. Dan and I are working on getting more veggies in each day.
Maternity clothes? Finally starting to transition into some.
Stretch marks? Not yet.
Name picked out? Still debating between a few, but narrowing it down :)
Belly button in or out: A weird in between. I find myself staring at my half innie, half outie belly button while the alien living inside me moves my tummy all around. Weird.
Looking forward to: Seeing our son again! And every time he moves. And sleeping on my back (if I'm allowed to sleep post baby). And not being gassy!