Total weight gain: 21 pounds gained!
Maternity clothes: Its official I have caved in to more maternity clothes! I thought I would be able to hold out for the next 3 to 6 weeks but this tummy says otherwise! I purchased another piece of Liz Lange for Target and can’t rave about her stuff enough! Its so affordable and the material is perfect for prego bodies!
Stretch marks: not yet! Still moisturizing like crazy!
Sleep: Surprisingly pretty good lately. I am still using three different pillows and getting up multiple times to waddle to the bathroom but I think I just must be getting used to it by now haha
Miss Anything: Wine! I told my husband last night alcohol is probably the thing I miss most about being pregnant. I also miss using all my beauty products (there are so many facial products your not supposed to used while prego because of the ingredients they contain)
Movement: Tons! I can feel her little knees constantly moving around. She also is having lots of hiccups still.
Cravings: I think I jinxed myself with all my healthy cravings up until about 7.5 months. Now at 8.5 months I crave some SERIOUS sweets in the afternoon! A little piece of chocolate does not cut it. Im talking a BIG chocolate cookie from Whole Foods or Some kind of shake! Its so weird how all of a sudden the sweet cravings kicked in! I was hoping I was in the clear 😉
Symptoms: No labor symptoms yet. It was so surreal at my last doctors appt. when she asked me if I was having contractions yet?! ahhhh! I have been having some serious pains in what feels like my groin or pelvic bone area. I am told that is my bones “softening” preparing for birth! Also Im still super exhausted in the afternoon and HAVE to take a nap or I’m a hot mess. Its so crazy how much energy these little ones can take from you. I am thankful however that I haven’t had any of the dreaded heartburn I hear so many moms talking about!
Belly Button in or out: Out
Mood: Happy! We have pretty much all the big items checked off our “to get list”. Were just waiting on a few things to be delivered this week and then I will post on all our baby purchases!
Looking forward to: My next doctors appointment and ultrasound at 37 weeks. I am so curious to see how much she weighs!
Exercise: Still just walking a few days a week now.
Nutrition: Pretty much the same just upping my calories a bit in this last trimester. At my last doctors appointment I was right on track for my pregnancy weight gain goal.
Favorite moments this week: Hanging with some of my mommy girlfriends and listening to their birth stories and advice! Everyones experience is just so different so I’m trying to soak in as much as possible! Also the continued look of shock when people especially my husband (who see’s me daily) can’t believe how big my stomach is getting.It literally looks like I have a basketball under my shirt!