How far along? 27 weeks and 5 days — only a couple more days left of the second trimester!
Baby is the size of a … Rutabaga, whatever that is… Baby is somewhere between 13.6 inches to 14.8 inches and over 2 pounds at this stage.
How has (s)he changed this week? Baby’s brain stem, which controls vital functions such as heart rate and breathing, is almost fully developed.
So far, I’ve gained … 27.5 pounds total. I actually lost a pound this week. This is what happens when I lay off the cupcakes and practice disciplined eating habits when Rich is away. =)
Sleep has been … Interesting. Tonto woke me up at 2am on Wednesday to go to the toilet, which he never does unless he’s sick, and he wasn’t! Maybe he’s just getting me ready for mamahood… I’ve also been having the worst/weirdest dreams this week, including one that involved zombies last night. Had to think really hard about puppies in order to fall back asleep after that one!
I feel … Tired from running away from zombies, er, I mean waking up from nightmares.
I miss … A cold sandwich from the deli!!
Craving … Beef! A steak and cheese sub might be in my near future.
Keep me away from … Nada! Anything is fair game.
Symptoms? Back pain, frequent bathroom breaks, mild leg cramps at night (I need to get walking more!), and holy heartburn on occasion — That’s a new one!
Gender? Boy! Or girl. Who knows!
Maternity clothes? Most clothes at this point except for a few pre-prego tops
Movement? It’s pretty constant at this point. =)
Exercise? Not much besides nightly stretching. No wonder I’m getting leg cramps.
Healthy eats? Pineapple, salad, bananas, yogurt, and overnight oats
Splurges? Blue Ribbon BBQ twice this week for lunch
Wedding rings on or off? Still on
My best moment was … Resting my phone on my belly while I talk to Rich, and the baby kicks so hard that it moves the phone. =)
Looking forward to … Rich coming home and having the next week and a half together. Do I sound like a broken record? =P