(Feb. 11 through Feb. 17)
Symptoms: Heartburn (so so so bad). Stomach tightening. Maaaaaajor shortness of breath. Have-to-pee feeling almost all the time.
Body changes: This marked the week I started to occassionally feel that OMG-the-baby-is-going-to-fall-out feeling … and I know that will only get more pronounced as I get further along! During a brief shopping trip, it was actually really hard to walk around comfortably. Ugh.
Baby movement: Lots of stomach contortions as our little lady twists and wiggles. It actually started to hurt a bit this week!
Cravings: French fries soaked in an inhuman amount of vinegar. Tea biscuits with butter. Cereal with milk.
Aversions: Whatever grosses me out at that particular moment (usually meat).
High point: Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the toddler and Darling Husband. Going to the meeting of a local breastfeeding support group with friend J, and getting to meet great new mommy friends!
Low point: Still struggling with caring for the toddler at times, when I’m alone with him for days on end. I got Darling Husband to install the baby gates (which we only ever needed at my mom’s house, since he was younger then) just to keep the toddler on the same level as me, since he kept escaping and I’d have to chase him up/down the stairs.
How does this week compare to Week 29 during pregnancy #1? I’m happy I don’t have any swelling yet, and hope it continues to stay far, far away. I also don’t seem quite as famished this time around — maybe I’m not as hungry because I’m not working full-time, and dealing with the hour-long commute anymore?
Baby preparation: Nursery is done! *happy dance*