How I'm FeelingAll in all, the pukey feelings of first trimester are gone, thank goodness, and I'm feeling pretty great! I've found that I have to eat a bigger breakfast than I did pre-pregnancy, and that I'm hungry pretty much all the time. I'm not as tired as I was during weeks 8-10, but I am still pretty pooped by the end of the day. With softball coming to a close, I'm looking forward to a little less busy and little more relaxation. I don't mind any of these feelings much at all when I look down to see my growing belly and keep in mind just what my body is doing right now.
What's New This MonthI've had a little bit of rib and abdominal pain every now and then, I think from a mixture of baby's kicks and the fact that all of my internal organs are pushing up, stretching, and moving around. I've also seriously "popped" within the last week or two, and I looked in the mirror last Friday to find a pregnant profile staring back at me. When did that happen? I'm also starting to feel Baby K move around in there more and more, and it's a pretty amazing feeling to know that a little life is within you.
What I'm CravingI'm not really craving anything specific so far. I still love my all time favorites: popcorn, ice cream, queso, and chicken. There are certain things that just sound horrible to me, and I'm still noticing an increased sense of smell.
What I'm WearingWith the new appearance of the bump in the last couple of weeks, I'm just now getting to the point where I can't button my pants. I'm trying to hold on to the last warmth from the summer, and have been wearing lots of cute dresses from before that accommodate my bump. I've started wearing the BellaBand with my pants, and have worn true maternity jeans once. I'm also blessed with some really awesome friends who have given me maternity clothes to wear, so I'm excited (and thankful) for that, once they become a little more necessary. Also, Motherhood Maternity Bumpstart leggings for the win! Why didn't I own these before? They're amazing.
How I'm SleepingI've been waking up at least once a night every night to pee for basically the last three months. Guess I'm just getting ready for that when Baby comes. I'm just now starting to have to sleep with a body pillow, because sleeping on my side makes me feel like my belly is pulling. I find that I have a little trouble falling asleep, but once I do I'm sleeping really soundly and dreaming like crazy.
What I'm Looking Forward ToI'm really excited to keep feeling Baby move more and more. I'm also looking forward to our ultrasound in a couple of weeks. Even though we aren't finding out our baby's gender, I'm excited to see their cute little self and am praying for healthy results and good news for mama and baby alike. Our last ultrasound was at 10 weeks, so it will be fun to see how much Baby K has grown since then! I'm also looking forward to making progress on nursery design and planning. I recently shared my Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration, so be sure to check it out if you haven't yet!
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