How I’m Feeling:
I am doing all right. Still good for the most part but sleeping is hit or miss these days. There are nights where I actually sleep until about 4am until I have a bathroom break & I fall right back asleep and then there are nights where I’m tossing & turning and going pee every other freaking hour. Yeah. Not cool. I think I need to start watching my water take in the evenings, but sometimes I’m just so gosh darn thirsty!
My sciatic nerve has been acting up a ton. I can’t sit on the couch for too long so I’ve been opting out and sitting on my big exercise ball. I tell myself it’s better for me anyways since it makes me have better posture. This weekend on our trip to Budapest, we probably walked about 5 hrs of the day and man-oh-man did my sciatic act up. I just had to pretend like it was “normal” and not a royal pain my @#$ – literally.
The little one is still pretty predictable when it comes to movement – still when I lay down for a nap/bed or after I have just eaten something. Last week, Cohen was feeling my tummy and baby kicked him. It was so funny seeing Cohen’s reaction! He just looked at me like – WHAT THE?!!! ha ha. So now when I lay down with Cohen at naptime he always wants to put his hands on my belly. At least he wants to – Jesse is not the “feeling the tummy” kinda guy.
When I was pregnant with Cohen & Lucas I almost got offended that he didn’t want to feel them moving about, but I have to remember each pregnancy he was always gone for 5 months of it. This time around he’s here for the whole thing and still isn’t a fan, and well, I’m okay with it. He said it freaks him out – like it’s an alien. ha ha ha. Whatever, that just means I get to feel the baby more to myself.
I started at 127 before I got pregnant – but was trying to get down to 125. So I consider my “goal” weight to be my “start” weight so that I can judge what I’m gaining based off of where I want to be afterwards.
8 week appointment: 129 lbs
17 week appointment: 134 lbs
18 weeks: 135.6 lbs
19 weeks: 136.2 lbs
20 weeks: 137.4 lbs – gained 1.2 from last week. I blame the ice cream, desserts & bread from Budapest
Total: 12 lbs
No crazy cravings this week. We were in Budapest so I pretty much just ate bread and cheese all week. lol. I am, however, going to make that corn dip this week because it just sounds good. It may not be exactly what I “should” be eating, but whatever. It’s 1 thing that I’ll cave to. Plus, I’ll make up for it by taking some good walks with the boys this week.
I’m not so sure I’ve been having any mood swings lately. Well, scratch that, except this past weekend while we were away when I went to take a nice bath, the boys decided they needed to get in with me. I obliged and let them in. Then the next morning while taking a shower they thought they should be allowed in too – well I had HAD it. This Momma was going to be able to take a freaking shower by herself! I kinda snapped and then felt bad bc I shouldn’t have snapped.
We have 2 more weeks until we find out what little #3 is! I am going crazy, so to pass the time I’d love for you to vote on your predictions for our little one! You can vote over on the sidebar, over there ->
Can’t wait to see what you think!