Today is the big day! This morning I am headed off to my anatomy scan. We aren’t find out the gender until Saturday at the party, but I am looking to get a good report on baby M’s healthy from the scan. I am nervous/anxious/excited and don’t know how I am going to wait until Saturday to find out!
There is no doubt at this point that I am pregnant. I think that because for me it has been gradual it’s harder to tell, until I look at pictures from just a few short weeks ago. For example, check out this change in just five weeks!
Here is how I have been feeling this past week:
Symptoms: I’m doing pretty good actually! Still having some acne issues, peeing a lot, sleeping a lot, and round ligament pain when I run (ug!) but I really am blessed at this stage and can’t complain. I feel relatively normal most of the time, and am thankful. I did have a couple days this week where food seemed ick to me, but it passed quickly.
Baby’s Size: Some sources say mango, some say large tomato.
Maternity Clothes: I am SO SO thankful that my amazing and generous friend Jen sent me a HUGE box of maternity clothes this week. It is seriously such a huge blessing to have one less thing to have to buy right now.
Stretch Marks: I have one on my boob (nice, I know) but that’s it so far
Sleep: Still sleeping at least 9 hours a night, but haven’t really been napping so that’s good. Getting up at least once to pee, sometimes 2/3 times.
Baby and I spent an hour at the pool yesterday. Nice to see my regular swimsuit still fits….sort of.
Miss anything?: Cinco de Mayo really had me craving a margarita this week!
Cravings: still having issues with a serious sweet tooth, but no “gotta have it now” cravings to speak of right now.
Aversions: Still just large amounts of thick dense food like a piece of steak or chicken. Can only eat a few bites.
Looking Forward to: my anatomy scan today and finding out the gender on Saturday!
What I’m Loving: That I look pregnant. What I’m NOT loving: strangers touching my belly or people saying “wow you look huge!” Thanks so much. What every woman wants to hear.
Workouts: Walked 5 days this week, ran once for 2.5 miles (run/walk). Made it to the gym once for weights. Not stellar, but at least I’m moving. Planning to do more strength work this next week. Also, I need to do more stretching!
QOTD: Did you find out the gender of your baby at the anatomy scan or some other way?
Thoughts on strangers touching women’s pregnant bellies?