My pregnancy is now around 65% complete, assuming Sweet Baby Lu decides to wait until the scheduled c-section date to make his/her debut. Wow. Just wow. I think pregnancy is similar to parenting in that the days can feel long but the weeks and months, so short. This little one will be here before I know it!
Size of the Baby: Our baby is now approximately 13.5 inches long, about the size of a rutabaga (again, seriously, I have NO IDEA what that is. Someone teach this Momma to cook!).
Maternity Clothes: I am almost to the point of being maternity top-exclusive. Almost. It's actually pretty funny when I try on some of my regular tops these days. I see all these cute outfit pins on Pinterest and think, one day I'll squeeze into something like that again. But. Not today. :)
Symptoms: I feel HUGE. Just huge. Even though I walk a couple miles 5 to 6 days a week. Huge. Even though I try to eat mostly healthy foods. Huge. Meh. I know it's for a good cause. But. Pregnant or not, I don't know one girl who likes to feel huge. Not one. But. I also love the idea of having another BIG, healthy baby, whether it be a boy or a girl. Big babies are my jam. So. Grow, baby, grow! If that means I have to feel huge, so be it.
Movement: Definitely. And still so low. Somedays he/she moves more than others. But. It's definitely there, every day. And I definitely love it, every day.
Sleep: Pretty good! I've been able to stay up 'til 10:00 pm most nights now (Woo! Party animal!) but still wake up between 5:00 and 6:00 am most days.
What I Miss: Good, sweat-producing workouts. And red wine in front of a winter fire. My sweet hub bought me a nice bottle of non-alcoholic wine the other day, which is now known as...a pricey bottle of grape juice. Seriously. Have you tried it before? Gross. We thought going with a nicer bottle would ensure more of a wine-like taste. Nope.
Cravings: Pineapple with Cool Whip. Banana with Nutella. Ohmygoodness. Both of these combos taste so ridiculously delicious right now! And a big, tasty margarita. Mmmm...I'll be ready for one come summer!
For the record, I think I look bigger in person than I do in these photos. But, like I said, grow, baby, grow!