|my huge baby belly!|
Baby size: the size of a coconut! i can’t believe how fast little June is growing!
Weight gain: almost 10lbs from prepregnancy weight; i was worried that was too much, but my doctor said that was normal, and i’m on track to gain about 30 like i did last time. my mother gained 30 with all three of us girls, so that is my goal too.
Stretch marks: nothing new. oh but they will come.
Belly button in or out: in
Sleep: hip pain, dreams dreams dreams–but overall not terrible. being more restless at night has made it easier to get up with zu if i need to.
Foods I am loving: potato anything, mexican food, and sandwiches.
Foods I am hating: sometimes i have trouble with leftovers–they smell gross to me the second time around.
Best moment this week: finding out the gender–i’m so happy to be having another sweet little baby girl! i started going through zu’s old baby clothes–all those precious dresses and skirts and girly pinks. i’m excited to get to use them again, what a blessing!
Movement: yes! little june is having a kick-party!
Symptoms: morning sickness, tired n achey sometimes. and still quite the weepy-mess at just about anything.
What I’m looking forward to: bryan and i are going on the babymoon-we-never-had the weekend after valentines day!!! its part babymoon, part birthday present to me, part valentines day celebration, and all the way romantic. i got a really good deal on a fancy hotel (with a pool)(walking distance to downtown!), and we have little to no plans for the weekend–just sleeping in, swimming, relaxing, browsing McKay’s of course (it is near my birthday, after all. and i want to get zu a picture book of cats and kittens for her valentine’s present from me). i’d like to also go to target and pick out a sweet newborn coming-home outfit for June! last time we were there i couldn’t tear myself away from those tiny dresses.
Emotions: i was getting discouraged with having to be a working mom for now, but i’ve found a lot of encouragement lately in our small group at church, a few books i’ve read, and sermons i’ve heard. looking at work as just as much of a laying-down-my-life sacrifice as being a stay at home mom is a sacrifice, has really helped me. leaving for work in the morning is easier when i see it as the task God has given me to do at this time in my life; and i trust that God is doing what is absolutely best for our family.
other emotions…. contentment, excitement, and i’m a little giddy about having another girl. can you tell?