Over halfway there! Woo!
I have seen so many pregnant women at this point say they, ‘Can’t believe they’re already at the halfway mark’ and that, Time is flying!’. Let me tell you: I’m so thankful we are halfway as that has been the longest and slowest (and sickest) four months of my life!
That said, the encouragement you girls have given me through IG has been incredibly helpful and supportive. Thank you. I never truly understood what pregnancy would be like until I got here myself (obviously), but I thought it would be so much different. I thought it would be pretty easy, TBH. Wrong! It’s not easy and I appreciate that so many other woman have shared their struggles. I’m not trying to complain, just keep it real, so thanks for being along on this ride!
With that, let’s jump into the bumpdate…
How big is the baby?
Endive or 10.5 inches & 12.7 ounces.
When I told Marco the baby had grown four inches in the past week (whoa!) we had a celebratory high five. I wasn’t feeling the greatest a few days in the week earlier, and didn’t realize such a growth spurt was going on, which makes sense!
What’s the gender?
We found out on Sunday, when we had a gender reveal party with our friends and family. I will be sharing the photos soon!
How are you sleeping?
Meh. There have been a few nights were I wake up at 3am and am wide awake for hours. Other nights I fall back asleep. I’m usually up once to use the restroom, getting 8 – 9 hours a night and feeling tired come morning.
I’m feeling something but it’s up higher by my ribs–everyone from friends to my Doctor say that’s too high, but something is definitely going on there and it’s random.
Clothing & Getting Dressed
Depends on the day–I’m trying to use my summer wardrobe as much as possible while I can, but am excited to break out the some cooler weather pieces.
Any stretch marks?
Not yet, still using this lotion.
What do you miss?
Eating without aversions. Every meal (except breakfast) feels like a task–just trying to find something appealing (and most of the time, it’s not healthy!).
Cravings & Aversions
Still craving salt, although I miss eating sweet foods. I treated myself to an old favourite, strawberry rhubarb pie, the other night. I ate one slice and felt yucky. Sweets just aren’t agreeing with me.
Aversions are still around–but not as strong. Chicken is something that is really hit or miss.
Tired and by about 3pm my ribs start to hurt. I still find myself getting into bed immediately after work.
Generally good but more irritable than normal—which has been pretty consistent since the beginning!
Trying to walk when I can–I aim for 2kms on the days I’m up for it. Some days I’m so exhausted, you couldn’t pay me to even go for a walk.
Belly Button in or out?
Worst moment this week?
Struggling emotionally, randomly. This journey is way harder than I ever thought.
Favourite moment this week?
Our gender reveal party! We hosted about 30 friends and family + about 15 kids in our home and it was just the best day, being surrounded by people we love the most. I will be sharing the reveal and photos soon!
We also finally announced our pregnancy on social media and the out-pour of love was so touching.
It’s been a love high week!
Looking forward to…
Feeling the baby kick.