Written Saturday, May 25, 2013, and Monday, May 27, 2013
How Big are the Babies?
My sources say the babies are as long as English cucumbers or big as heads of lettuce this week, measuring about 14 inches, head to heel, and weighing 1 2/3 pounds.
How I’m Changing
Nothing major to report on this topic. I’ve been having some more restless nights of sleep lately, but I’ve otherwise been feeling good.
How I’m Feeling/What I’m Thinking
Well, they sometimes say clothes make the man. And in this case, a giant plastic storage tub of maternity clothes make the pregnant woman.
It has been seriously mood-lifting, confidence-boosting and life-changing to have a whole new wardrobe from which to choose every day. It has made getting dressed for work more fun. And it has made walking around with almost 30 extra pounds on my frame much more comfortable.
I am greatly indebted to my darling cousin, Lisa.
On another couple of notes:
— We are so close to Christopher being able to feel the babies move. I have an anterior placenta, so he might not feel them as much or as strongly because it acts like a cushion between them and the outside, even daddy’s hands. They are moving a ton, though, lately.
— We are this close to moving, too, which means we are getting closer to being able to set up the nursery, among our other living spaces.
— We also are so close to the THIRD TRIMESTER?! Seriously?! That is all there is to say about that…
Weight gained (to date): 27lbs.
Workouts: Five! – 2.5-mile hike, 1.6-mile walk, 1.8-mile walk + 50 min. prenatal pilates, 1.25-mile walk, and 1.6-mile walk.
Food aversions: None.
Food cravings: Orange Julius, strawberry sundaes, toasted English muffins with salted butter, bagels.
purchasedreceived: A whole plastic storage container of jeans and pants, skirts, capris and shorts, shirts and tank tops from my cousin, Lisa.
purchasedreceived: A basket of goodies, including wipes, baby shampoo and lotion and Detroit Tigers onesies. (See below.)
Visits from friends: One, from my dear friend, Mindy, from Michigan on Friday.
Night meetings covered: Two.
Movies watched outdoors: One – “Wreck-It Ralph” – outdoors!
Next prenatal appointment: Monday, June 3, 27 1/2 weeks.