Baby is currently the size of a CANTALOUPE!
Gender: Adding another BOY to our family! Check out our reveal photo.
Total Weight Gain: As of 12/23 when I was 22w4d, I was +11. Of course we had the holidays after that where I ate tons of food and even more sweets. I'm probably +50 by now! ;)
Maternity Clothes: For sure! The only non-maternity pants I wear are PJ pants, yoga pants, and leggings. All of my jeans are now maternity. I usually have to do a lot of pulling up throughout the day but they're SO much more comfy than regular jeans with a belly band! My shirts are a mixture of maternity and non. I love anything long enough to cover the bump!
Sleep: Pregnancy insomnia visits me fairly often these days! I feel tired but have such a hard time falling asleep! A lot of nights I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep. I try to just lay there but I usually end up checking Instagram or reading.
Movement: Lots and lots of dance parties in my belly this week and I just LOVE it!
Food Cravings/Aversions: HUMMUS! Nick requested I buy some at the store and ever since then I've been addicted. I made a special trip to the grocery store JUST to get more Hummus. I also had a random craving for Gatorade. Yellow Gatorade specifically. So weird!
Best Moment This Week: This happened last week too but I forgot to mention it. I take my bump pictures every Saturday morning in the same spot. Carson has started to notice this routine and as soon as I start clearing the area and give Nick the camera he runs over and poses with me...complete with an adorable cheesy smile. That kid is too much! :) Check out some of his photo bombs at the end of this post!
What I Miss: I don't really miss meat, but I wish it seemed a little more appetizing to me. I can't even buy it because it seems so gross. Poor Nick hasn't had many great dinners lately but I did buy him some frozen burgers to fulfill his manly cravings. (Too bad they make me gag when he cooks them!)
What I'm Looking Forward To: Our next appointment and possibly putting a few ideas together for the nursery and Carson's big boy room (on Pinterest since I can't decorate in real life with our house on the market)!
Symptoms: I've been having quite a bit of lower back pain and round ligament pain. I had the lower back pain with Carson, but I don't think it came this early! My doctor gave me stretches back in November but they don't seem to a help a ton. I have also had a lot of round ligament pain. I'm honestly not sure if I had this with Carson or not. I didn't know what it was until the nurse filled me in at my last appointment. I may have had it last time and not even known!
Extra Notes From the Week: Nick and I went out for a date night on Friday 12/27. We were headed to an Ohio State basketball game and unfortunately got into a little fender bender. We were stopped at a light and a young girl rear-ended us. Luckily she wasn't going very fast, but I was still worried. Especially since Mason wasn't moving and he's normally very active. I called the nurse's line and got through to the on-call doctor. He seemed confident Mason would be fine but wanted me to go in for some monitoring just in case. He said that sometimes there can be a problem that the mother can't feel. We headed to labor & delivery and luckily it wasn't busy at all. We got right into triage and had a very sweet nurse. She used the doppler first thing and we heard Mason's heart beating right away at 160+ bpm. So reassuring and much faster than normal! I was monitored for about 30-40 minutes to make sure I wasn't having any contractions. Luckily I didn't have any contractions while at the hospital and before leaving our nurse checked Mason's heart rate again. When we were ready to leave his heart rate was 158bpm. Such a huge difference from the 135bpm on Monday 12/23! I'm so thankful that we are all okay. The accident could have been a lot worse! I'm also thankful Carson was at home because I would have been a nut case if he was in the car! :)