Baby Bo is the size of a sweet potato today! Holy cow, that’s getting big. No wonder I’m struggling to get dressed everyday. This past week has been a challenge for a couple of reasons, so I’m looking forward to moving ahead another week. My husband has been away (with no phone or internet access!) so I’ve been alone with a toddler for over a week. He returns tonight, so I think things will be looking up.
Symptoms: I’ve been having a lot of headaches lately, which is a total pain in the… head. Sometimes Tylenol with a coffee will do the trick, but most of the time I just have to suffer through it. I’m also friggin’ exhausted. Where or where is my second trimester burst of energy?
Clothing: So, I’m full on into the maternity clothes now. The weather turned cold so there was no way I could keep wearing my stretchy summer dresses. I wore a pair of my old maternity dress pants earlier this week, which are definitely too big but at least they were comfortable.
I also purchased a few new things, including some maternity leggings. I loved the idea of them, but they weren’t as amazing as I had hoped. I found that they drooped in the crotch area as I walked, much like my maternity tights do (which reminds me, I must write about my maternity tights experience sometime!) If anyone has any particular brand of maternity leggings to recommend, please let me know. If I could find a pair that fits well, I think I could live in them for the next five months!
Fetal movement: Aside from some friendly little pokes from Bo on Puppet’s due date, I haven’t felt much movement. Sometimes I think I feel something, but when I sit still and pay attention, there’s nothing. I’m really hoping to feel some regular movement soon.
Yumminess: I have to take a moment to mention the few things that I’ve eaten/drank this week that were SO good. I’m totally loving pink lemonade these days. I drink a ton of water and it’s been nice to have another drink to mix things up a bit. I also just discovered (I know, I’m totally behind on this) Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m currently enjoying a decaf right now and it is delish! Finally, I enjoyed a plate of deep-fried pickles for lunch the other day and I’m pretty sure they were the best things I’ve ever eaten. Ever.