Baby’s size: Spaghetti squash
How I’m feeling: Physically, I’m feeling really good! Mentally, I’m starting to feel slightly panicked. I’m actually surprised at how relaxed I’ve felt up until this point — I enjoy being pregnant. But, with only four months until the baby arrives, I feel like Jordan and I need to start preparing! We’ve literally done nothing to prepare, other than find out what we’re having. I think I’ll feel better once I sign up for some classes, buy some furniture for the nursery, start registering, or something!
Maternity clothes: I’m still wearing my regular clothes. I did wear a few maternity things — shorts, a basic tank/tee, and a dress — on our vacation, and I’m excited to be able to wear them again once it warms up here. Until then, I’ll be getting as much use as I can out of my regular clothes while they’re still comfortable. Only having to buy summer maternity clothes is just fine with me.
Sleep: It’s getting better! I’ve realized that I need to make myself stay up later in order to sleep through the night. Going to bed at 9:00 was just too early, I guess. So far, it’s working pretty well.
Cravings: Not a lot this month, other than fruit, ice cream, and anything else that’s cold — especially slushies. I drank some type of frozen drink everyday that we were in Florida. Citrus always sounds good too.
Aversions: As of last week, I don’t have a lot of these anymore, and I’m so thankful for that! I cooked chicken on Tuesday for the first time in about four months. I was so proud of myself for making a “real,” healthy dinner, which is kind of sad, but it’s progress, ha. I still can’t stand the smell of onions or anything with a lot of strong spices. Chipotle still sounds gross to me, which is strange considering how often I used to eat it.
Movement: Yes! This little girl is strong. Jordan was able to feel her kick for the first time two weeks ago, and last Saturday, I saw her kicks from the outside for the first time. SO cool! She was especially active on our flight last week, and on a lot of the rides in Disney World.
What I’m loving: Feeling all of her movements. I don’t think it’ll ever get old.
Symptoms: Nothing really stands out this month. I’m not sure if I’m getting used to pregnancy, or if I’m in a sweet spot, but I can’t complain! One noticeable physical change — my belly button is on the verge of becoming an outie. It’s funny how much it’s flattened out!
Exercise: A lot of walking, and the strength workouts that I mentioned here.
What I’m looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment next week, where I’ll have another ultrasound. Hopefully she cooperates this time! May will also be a fun month, with Mother’s Day, a trip to Michigan to see family, my friend’s bridal shower and Memorial Day weekend.
Time is flying now, and I can’t wait to see what next month brings!
Moms or moms-to-be, please tell me that I still have plenty of time to prepare for this baby? When did you start buying things/registering/taking classes?