How far along? 20 weeks! Half way there!
What is Baby G up to? Baby G is the size of a banana and sitting right on top of my bladder! LOL. I can feel movements all day long, mostly when I lay down to go to bed at night.
How am I feeling? I feel good! But this heat is no joke. I’m exhausted by the end of the day. Actually, on weekends when Finn goes down for a nap, I’ve been trying to lay down and relax as much as possible. I’ve been up to exercise a bit, but my hunger is insatiable. I could eat all day every day if I could. That being said, heartburn has returned with a vengeance this pregnancy, and so much earlier than with Finn. There are times I get heartburn when I drink a glass of water, it’s so ridiculous. I’m living on Tums and drinking milk as much as possible, which seems to take the edge off.
What am I wearing? Still wearing dresses and flat shoes. I can’t stand the heat, but I gotta say, wearing dresses all the time is so much easier than being pregnant in the winter!
What am I craving/eating? I watched documentary a few weeks ago about eating free-range meat and meat products and it changed my life. LOL not really, but it did get me thinking a bit more about the things we choose to eat and to feed to Finn. David listened to my ridiculousness and since then, we’ve been buying free range meat from the local farmer’s market. It makes me think a lot about eating and how it effects our body and our mood. In the last year, we’ve moved to eating a high-protein diet with very limited carbs. However, a few weeks ago, I was breaking out on my arms and chest and started cutting out food and reintroducing them and realized eggs were causing the rash. I’ve had to experiment with other breakfast foods to keep me fueled throughout the morning. I’ve been eating sweet potatoes and free range sausage, which seems to keep me full. But it’s so tempting to just grab a bagel instead!
What’s on my mind lately? I’m trying to get through the next few weeks at work and not think too much about the exciting things coming up. On July 11, our third anniversary, we get to find out the gender of Baby G. Then two days later, we will start driving north for a week long vacation in the Adirondacks with my entire family. In the meantime, I chose to work though July 4th to save on PTO.
I’ve also been stressing a bit about furnishing our house. I know it takes time, but the nesting symptom is kicking in and I really want to feel settled in our house long before baby arrives. I sat down and made a list of things that still need to be done which helped calm my anxiety a little, but I’m still a bit overwhelmed.
What am I looking forward to? Finding out the gender of Baby G #2!
Best moment of the week? David and I snuck away for a date night on Saturday night. We hadn’t been out just the two of us since before moving into our house. We had sushi (vegetarian for me), played arcade games, shopped, and even bought a new Instant-Pot. It was so wonderful to spend time with him and do absolutely nothing spectacular and still enjoy being together. I highly advise dating your husband.