Hey dudes and dudettes!! Happy Monday to you!! Did you do anything exciting this weekend?! I, personally, had a faaaaaaaaaaabulous weekend with the hubs, Bill, Susan, and my Poppa Bear!
We ate a lot, as per usual, and we made an AWESOME healthy(ish) dinner on Saturday. Susan and I took a really interesting yoga class, too. Funny story – the instructor didn’t show up until the last minute so I didn’t have a moment to let her know I was pregnant before class started, which I typically like to do so they know what’s up, but I’m at a point where it’s pretty obvious and I have random strangers congratulating me in Trader Joe’s (for reals!). Well, she didn’t notice the whole time I guess (or just thought I was chubby) so when the time came for Bow Pose and I started cat/cow instead she came up to me to ask me if I was okay so I got to announce to the whole class (which was HUGE by the way, like 40+ people! I’ve never taken a yoga class with so many people in it!!) that I was pregnant. She laughed and was apologetic after. I take it as a compliment, though, because the flat-on-my-belly stuff are the only poses I need to modify right now! I even rocked Crow pretty hard, which I was impressed with, because I really haven’t practiced it the last 24 weeks.
Anywho, onto the survey! I was getting bored of the same questions with so many of my answers being the same week to week lately, so I found some new questions to pop in here! Hope you enjoy!
How far along: 24 weeks, 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: 137 lbs – 22 lbs gained total so far. I’m feeling good and right on track!!
Maternity clothes? Oh you bet!! I’m living in leggings lately. The fact that hoodies don’t even hide my belly anymore is crazy!
Stretch marks? Nope!! Let’s *knock on wood* hope it stays that way!!
Sleep: Meh – the last few nights I’ve been waking up a whole bunch. Not for any particular reason, but it’s still not much fun.
Miss anything? I’m doing well on this front. I still submit that the two things I have missed the most since finding out I was pregnant are over easy eggs and the sauna. Otherwise I’m peachy-keen.
Movement: You bet!! This little miss is becoming more and more active every day – which I take to be a good thing!! She’s already kind of on a schedule, too. I feel her usually between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning, around lunch time, around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon, and at bedtime (which lately is around 9:30 or 10:00).
Food cravings: For the last two weeks allllll I’ve wanted was to eat some shrimp!! I FINALLY got my wish last night and made Shrimp Scampi and it was perfection. (Thanks again for the shrimp, Kyle 😉 ) I’ll be sharing that recipe this Thursday.
Food aversions: Nope!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope!
Best moment this week: Saturday in general was pretty fantastic. I loved getting some girl time in with Susan and our friend Brenna, who I hadn’t had to opportunity to hang out with in quite some time! We went to yoga and grabbed a lite brunch. Then Susan and I went to Trader Joe’s which was AWESOME because there are none by me (COME TO CENTRAL PA, TRADER JOES!!). We picked up some really great produce, a delicious mixed berry oatmeal blend, some rosemary foccacia we enjoyed with dinner on Saturday, and I snagged some chia seeds on the cheap!! My Dad came over and hung out for dinner. I love long nights spent in the kitchen and at the dinner table just chatting over a long dinner. It was such a perfect day!!
Labor signs: No. That’s just silly.
Symptoms: I guess I’ve actually been pretty “symptom free” for the last two weeks! Hooray!
Belly Button in or out? In!
Wedding rings on or off? On!
Happy or Moody most of the time: Been feeling slightly less moody the last week or so (no matter what my husband says!).
Looking forward to: This Sunday I plan to catch up with some of my girl friends over coffee!! I can’t wait to see all of their beautiful faces. 😀
Home or hospital birth? No matter how much I don’t care for hospitals I don’t think I’d ever really be down for a home birth.
Natural or medicated birth? At this point in time I’m comfortable saying that I intend to do this thing au natural. However, if during my labor it gets to a point where I don’t feel like I can hack it I won’t be heartbroken if I decide I need an epidural. I can’t predict the future, ya know? Johnny and I have discussed this at length. He’ll be with me and encouraging me and we can hope it’s enough buuuuut we’re pretty realisic people, too. So, I’ll really only know the answer to this questions when the big day arrives!
Who will be in the delivery room with you? Just Johnny and the medical staff.
Will you breastfeed? I will do everything I can to make it happen!
Do you think you’ll need a c-section? I don’t think so…I hope not…but again…if it’s necessary I’ll deal with it and I won’t get too worked up about it.
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time? Heh – that’s like asking me if I’ll eat peanut butter today. (That answer, of course, is DUH!)
What’s the first thing you might say to her? Oh goodness, who knows, probably something incomprehensible because I’ll be crying so hard. Ha.
Would you let someone videotape the birth? Nooooooooope. The only people who need to see it will be there in the room with me.
Are you excited or scared about the birth? Well obviously I’m super excited!! I think I’m a very healthy combination of the two, actually. Haha. I can’t wait to meet this little munchkin and see her pretty little face and hold her, but ya know, popping her out is a little intimidating.