How far along? I’m now 14 weeks and in my second trimester. This is a moment that seemed so so far away at the beginning (which was only 10 weeks ago). The next “I can’t imagine it getting here” moment is 20 weeks, but that’s actually going to happen super quickly because 4 entire weeks of that will be spent in Chilliwack/on a solo vacation to Quebec City!!
Total weight gain: Still sitting at the 5-lb mark, which is interesting because I accidentally forgot to budget groceries into our last cheque (hahaha!) and I’m being super stubborn about staying within the budgets I get (which is something we can never seem to do, hence my determination), so we’ve had half our regular food budget to work with, which means way way fewer fruits and veggies then we are used to. I thought I’d gain a lot!
PSA: I’ve started baking sourdough every 2-3 days and with the amount of bread we’ve been eating our food budget has gone noticeably down. We all know carbs fill you up…right?
Baby is the size of: A peach, a house mouse, a lemon. Basically 3 inches from head to rump (so that doesn’t include legs, which are almost proportional to its body.) Also interesting to note that baby doubled weight since last week, and will again this week. We’re up to a whopping 1.5oz now, hehe.
Maternity clothes: I’ve been in these for weeks now. This week I received an order I placed for maternity clothes but they all looked terrible!! Why are there so many granny print florals out there?? Of the 8 pieces I ordered (I always order lots and send some back) only a plain long sleeve shirt and low-rise leggings worked for me. I will need to do some serious shopping in Chilliwack. I always order my clothes from the gap/old navy. They’re reasonably priced (when they’re on sale) and they ship/return for free. But super unfortunately they just switched over to UPS as their shipper instead of Canada Post, so I actually can’t return the packages until I go…somewhere. The website is useless in finding drop off locations. So…waaaaaaahhhhhh, no more clothes shopping for meeeeeee.
Sleep: OMG can we not talk about this. Hazel is going through some super bad sleep stuff that involves not sleeping during the night. Ugh, we’ve been working on getting her to sleep in her own bed and it was going great for a few weeks. Now when she wakes up she won’t sleep unless one of us sleeps and STAYS with her. Ugh. It’s fine for now, but we really are scared for when baby comes. I’m also up twice to pee and once or twice to EAT, I’m so freaking hungry, I need food every few hours, including through the night.
Best moment of the week: I honestly can’t say, it was fairly uneventful. Shane put up a fence in the backyard, so whoop! But it still needs three gates to make it fully fenced.
Miss Anything: A glass of wine in the bathtub.
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular. I just eat what I want so…
Anything make you sick or queasy? Coffee. I still can’t.
Symptoms: Dang these vivid dreams. I remember having these last time too. They are so weird and so real, I’m not a fan! I am feeling about 75% less nauseous, which is such a blessing. I am so grateful that it’s easing up!! I’m still insanely hungry, and the hunger isn’t tame, it makes you feel like you are going to faint away but also like your insides are eating themselves instantly. It’s not something that comes on gradually or that you can ignore. I must eat all the time. My emotions are feeling very…out of control. I feel super anxious (not about baby, just about life, friends, finances) and depressed A LOT. I’m not (pre-pregnancy) this worried or weepy or down, so it’s out of character. I feel like I have no control over how I feel. IT SUCKS. I’ve been getting out for long solo walks every day I can, which makes me feel so good.
Looking forward to: I can’t wait to be in Chilliwack for a month. Seeing my family has been top of mind for me. I just love those people so much it hurts.