Total weight gain/loss: 10 lbs. This may be a bit of a conservative estimate considering I had my fair share of Halloween Candy this year!! This was certainly my demise with Jillian and proved to be again this pregnancy. I plan on taking the rest of the candy to work tomorrow to get it out of our house!!!!
Maternity clothes: I am pretty much out of all of my pre-pregnancy clothes, especially the pants. A few tops I can manage but very few!!! I decided to take some time to check out Kohl's this weekend. I am not typically a Kohl's shopper, however, they have reasonably priced, stylish clothes. I have to say that my shopping trip was a complete success!!! I bought a few sweater tunics and jeggings from the "Elle" brand all in larger sizes than I normally wear. This may be the way to go for me this pregnancy. I have just been so frustrated and disappointed in the selection of maternity clothes out there. I do have a few items coming to be from Old Navy which I am excited about but they too only have so many things that I can wear!!! If you are pregnant, certainly take some time to try on a few regular in a size or two larger than your normal size and see how it goes. I was pleasantly surprised!!! I plan on showing off one of my new tops from Kohl's in my 21 week post.
Stretch Marks: None right now and I never developed any with Jillian. Thank you Mom for these great genes!!
Sleep: Sleep has been going well although I still wake up at least once, sometimes twice, a night to pee. Jillian has been getting up once or twice a week lately asking for milk which has not been fun. She has been going right back to sleep which is a blessing but for the life of me, not sure why some nights she sleeps and some nights she wakes up. Still!!!
Best moment this week: Finding new clothes that I actually like and do not feel like a pregnant frump! I also love buying my little man some clothes!!! Since he is the first boy on both sides of the family, we are literally starting from scratch with him.
Movement: I can feel the baby move now on both sides of my belly!! He is starting to take full advantage of all the room he has right now.
Food cravings: Halloween candy and rice!! I am really loving all sorts of rice right now, especially fried rice with peas in it. So random!!!
Gender: BOY!!! Our little guy continues to remain nameless, we are still working on it!! As of now, our list has pretty much stayed the same since Baby #1. We love Nicholas (named after Jeff's Grandpa, Dad, and brother), Michael, Joseph, Jeffrey (yes, we are considering a Jr!) and James. All extremely traditional names. For a middle name Robert (my Dad's Name) or Allen (My Dad's and Jeff's middle name).
Labor Signs: Thankfully none so far.
Belly Button in or out: Out.
What I miss: Not too much at this moment, I am not as strict with my diet as I was with Jillian. Everything in moderation though. I really would like to start working out more by walking on the treadmill at the gym. Once the weather cools down permanently, I will probably start doing this.
What I am looking forward to: Reaching the 24 week viability mark. I know 24 weeks is so early for our little man to come, however, I feel that once we reach the 24 week mark, he is ours!!! I am also looking forward to planning out his nursery, we started dismantling one of our two guest bedrooms and can't wait to start the planning process!!!
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