So these pictures are actually 10 days old, and no longer an accurate depiction of the belly that has popped like crazy over the last week and a half. I seriously feel (FEEL, not look, I know) like I'm almost about to split open, and that my tummy is so tight, that there is no way any more baby can fit inside. I forgot how uncomfortable and full you feel!
Anyway- Here's a quick update!
How far along: 27 weeks
Baby: About 2 lbs, roughly the size of a head of cauliflower
Maternity clothes: Not really; although I have a few maternity shirts I've been given that I wear once a week maybe, and I bought my first pair of maternity jeans a few weeks ago-I wear those once or twice a week. I've decided leggings in public are okay too.
Gender: Boy! (still. I don't want to be one of those girls who is told one thing, and births another on D day, so I ask them to check at every ultrasound!)
Movement: Moving all the time, although not always big kicks. He likes to bump me regularly. And do what I can only assume is the butterfly stroke. I love to watch my tummy move.
Sleep: Not bad, although I've had a few nights of random restless hours. Body, don't you know what you will be going through again? Sleep, stupid!
Cravings: Mostly water and lately, raspberry/strawberry lemonade. I can't drink very much at once or I'll vomit, so I'm always thirsty. I have barely felt any hunger these last 7 months at all, only a feeling that I need to eat or else I'll be sick. Fresh fruit, (but probably because it's juicy and satisfies my thirst) and bagels, lots and lots of bagels.
Symptoms: Shortness of breath, leg cramps in the middle of the night, still nausea
We are overall both very healthy. The most challenging thing we are dealing with currently is how excess hormones can cause me to lose my patience likethat with a 2-almost-3-year-old... seriously, that's the worst side effect yet! Wish us luck!