(Jan. 14 through Jan. 20)
Symptoms: Difficulty sleeping! I made it this far without really having an issue sleeping, and now I fear it’s here to stay. My legs and back ache really badly, and I’m always tossing and turning. Oh, and heartburn so bad I think the acid is going to burn through the skin of my throat. Awesome.
Body changes: I am maintaining my position that I am SMALLER this time around. Yes, my stomach continues to jut way out (hard to tell exactly how much it changes each week), but everywhere else? Not nearly as fat as I was during my last pregnancy. Woohoo!
Belly button: It looks really … round. And close to the surface.
Baby movement: A LOT more kicking this week. She must be a night owl, because I don’t notice too much during the day. But when I wake up in the middle of the night, she’s going crazy in there.
Cravings: Rice Krispies with milk. I bought a family-sized box two weeks ago, and it’s almost gone (and I’m the only one who’s been eating it). I can’t get enough of it!
Aversions: Chicken, but only sometimes.
High point: Having an awesome playdate with lovely friend J and her baby boy, J. We went to playgroup and then out for lunch afterwards. The toddler behaved! I got to socialize! I was out of the house! That is basically the trifecta of awesome.
Low point: Experiencing a lot more tiredness than usual. Not sure if I’m fighting a cold or just … tired. But it’s rough sometimes. I’m finding it almost impossible to do any freelance work at night after the toddler is in bed, which means I have more work to cram into his naptime.
How does this week compare to Week 25 during pregnancy #1? Looks like the leg pain is starting right on schedule. I must admit, other than feeling sicker this time during the first trimester, and feeling noticeably slimmer (I can still wear regular underwear, unlike last time), these pregnancies have been pretty similar.
Baby preparation: Painted the chair-rail in the nursery (it’s gorgeous), hung the curtains, made a bunch of STUNNING tissue paper poms and hung them in a cluster, and harassed Darling Husband into painting the hand-me-down dresser we got from his big sis.