Weight gain: About 20 lbs. This time last pregnancy I was up about 50 so I am pretty happy! I have really liked the GD diet and haven’t really felt deprived much. I do miss the sweets here and there but I don’t have to give up many carbs so I am still a happy girl. Although testing my sugar 4 times a day has been a little annoying it’s been interesting to see how certain foods affect me differently.
Sleep: Eh, depends on the night. For the last week I have been really uncomfortable but of course last night I slept really well. I think I will need to move to the recliner soon though. I get too sore sleeping on my right side and sitting upright in bed anymore. Plus I am getting up at least 5 times a night and that is an ordeal in itself 🙂 The uncomfortable part has started but that usually means there isn’t much longer to go!
Miss anything?: Playing around with Parker. I feel like I am on eggshells when I am around him which is exhausting. It’s hard to explain to a toddler why Mommy can’t pick him up or hold him for long periods of time. He has been trying to kiss my tummy a lot and even then I have to be careful because he does it a little hard. We also haven’t gotten out of the house much for playdates. Luckily he is still getting a lot of interaction with other kids at daycare but I know he misses his friends. It’s been tough with one car and my complete lack of energy to take him out on my own. I just keep telling myself that baby girl and Fall will be here soon and make everything a lot easier.
Movement: She gave us a scare Monday which lead to another L&D visit but looked great on the monitor and US. Seems like she dropped and is getting comfortable so I just have to be more aware of movements and start my kick counts. I love our OB/Midwife practice because they are so understanding and trusting of my gut feelings. I also like that there is a midwife at the hospital on call 24/7.
Cravings: Soda which I now can’t have at all. I take a sip of Rob’s here and there to get a little of the taste on my tongue. That will certainly be my number 1 request after baby girl arrives!
What I am looking forward to: The nursery is getting painted as we speak! I also mailed all of the material for the crib bedding and valances to the woman who is sewing everything for me. I chose bold colors and even bolder fabric but my taste hasn’t failed me yet so I am keeping my fingers crossed it’s a win. Iv’e also been making the Yo Yo’s every night in bed for a lamp shade for her room that we found at a garage sale for $1. Those have been a lot of fun to make! We have a pretty relaxing weekend so I am hoping to get a good chunk of decorating done and our hospital bags started.