According The Bump’s app, baby is as big as an artichoke – say what?! You’d think they could have picked a slightly less spiky produce… but now I’m craving artichokes…
Health + Emotions
In the last couple of weeks I think the biggest change is that I’m starting to look and feel more pregnant. Up until recently, I just felt like I had a really exhausting, on-going stomach flu. Now, with that easing up (PRAISE!) I’m feeling more normal again, and I’m starting to get an obvious pregnancy bump! It’s really cool that my family can see the difference now, not quite so cool that I can’t button my jeans.
I noticed last week that I can feel more than just some bloat in my stomach. The baby bump is really hard and depending on how much I’ve eaten (or how much I have to pee!) I can feel the weight of baby in there. PLUS, I’m 99% sure I’m starting to feel little kicks when I’m laying or sitting down. It’s like a little tiny thump or fast poke from the inside – SO crazy, and so so so cool!
I’m sleeping pretty well (most nights) and have starting using that long pillow on my bed (seen here) to give my hips some support. Bonus points that it looks way cuter than most typical pregnancy pillows!
Not much to report in the cravings department, but bread in all forms is still my go-to. I’m trying to slowly work salads back into my life (I was eating at least 1 a day pre-pregnancy) so I can feel like I’m getting some nutrients to baby other than what’s in my prenatal vitamin.
My mom gave me boxes of itty bitty baby clothes from a friend who had just had a baby. Something about seeing those TINY socks and onesies made things even more real, and so exciting!
Last week I splurged and had my favorite calligrapher ofalltime (Saffron Avenue) create lettering for my updated blog header. I love, love, loooove it! What do y’all think?
I can’t wait for David to be able to feel the kicks on the outside. Every time one happens I grab his hand and put it on my stomach but it’s just too little to feel right now. I’m sure that will change in a few weeks and I’ll miss the days where I wasn’t being jabbed in the belly, haha!
P.S. You can read all of my other pregnancy-related blog posts here.