Baby is the size of: A head of lettuce, which does not coincide with my cravings.
Weight gain: TBD at next weeks Dr appointment. I’m scared. I FEEL heavy, like I could bust through my chair… or my shoes… or the earth at any moment.
Cravings: I’ve been craving BBQ lately, which is a strange one for me. I’ve never been super into anything barbecuey before but lately I’ve been daydreaming about a big piece of salmon slathered in BBQ sauce with a side of cornbread and mac and cheese and baked beans. I have yet to give into this craving, but something tells me it wouldn’t be hard to convince Casey to help me out with it.
Sleep: Sleeping like a baby the past few days. Also having some truly bizarre dreams, which often end with me making out with complete strangers. Should I be concerned? Or should Casey?
Movement: Baby is still wiggling around in there but I haven’t felt a big kick in a while. I miss it. Well, sort of. I go back and forth. When it moves too much I get worried that that means our child will be nuts. But when it doesn’t move enough, I get worried that there’s something wrong. I take it this worrying thing is something that I should get used to… eh?
Symptoms: I’ve been listening to country music nonstop for the last week. If you know me, you know this is not normal. I used to listen to country way back in my growing up on a farm days but then I kinda hated it for a solid 15 years. Or I guess until last week. I don’t know what it is or why it’s happening, but it can only be explained by pregnancy. Are music cravings a thing? Between the country music and the BBQ, I’m fearing for my street cred a little bit.
Missing: Being able to walk into the freezer section of the grocery store without whimpering in nipple pain. That shit hurts.
Happenings: We have our very first baby class tonight, which I’m actually really excited for. Although I’m terribly nervous that they’re going to show a birthing video, after which I might have to tell this baby to make itself comfortable in the ol’ uterus because it’s not going anywhere for the next 60 years.
Tips for preggers women: baggier tops or black tops minimize the amount of giant you will look during pregnancy. In contrast, the tighter/lighter the shirt, the more you will look like you’re 16 months pregnant, instead of 6.
Thanks for tuning into the week’s installment of the bumpdate. Much love to you and your midsections.