Size of My Kian: On Wednesday, he should be the size of a pineapple. And I'm just about as comfortable as if I had a pineapple in there!
Total Weight Gain: Sigh, it was inevitable. I had to gain weight eventually. I mean, he weighs close to 3 pounds, so there's that. I have gained 6 pounds. However, my hips have grown 6 inches. As have my boobs. I feel like I'm already sporting around the porn star look.
Gender: He's still a boy, although we didn't get to see his boyhood on the ultrasound like I was hoping. I'm not too worried. But if he comes out a girl and I have to do a whole bunch of laundry out of nowhere, I might be a little bitter. For like a second. Maybe I'll make Brett do it...
Movement: There's a party going on in my uterus, and I wasn't invited. He moves a lot in his sleep, as we found out in our 3D ultrasound. It was so cool to see him wiggling around. Then the technician gave him a little alarm-wiggle, so to speak, and he woke right up.
Why am I awake? Don't I have enough going on, now I have to be awake too?
Appointments: We're at the two week appointments. I'm excited. I think every pregnant woman feels like that marks the beginning of the end. The light at the end of the tunnel. I wonder if Kian feels the imminence of his arrival?
Sleep: I get tired just thinking about it. Sleep did not come easily in Utah. Sleeping on a blow-up mattress for a week will do that to a person. Especially a very pregnant person. I've slept better in my own bed, of course, but still I get up every few hours to pee or to worry or to think.
Over the years I've gotten pretty good at turning off the thinking, telling myself it does no good to dwell on things I can't change at 2 in the morning.
I think the lack of sleep has been the main cause of my grumpiness. I feel like I'm grumpy all the time. Brett would say otherwise, because he's afraid for his life. Smart man. But everything is annoying me. I've been a real peach to be around lately ;)
What I Miss: Sleep. This part shouldn't come after the "sleep" portion. It's all I can think about now. *Yawn* Is it nap time yet?
Cravings: CHOCOLATE! Which would explain the extra weight I gained all the sudden! Also, McDonalds french fries with a large coke. And last night: hot chocolate. And this morning: cinnamon buns. Pregnancy cravings are crazy. I mean, not the stuff I crave, just how incredibly powerful that craving is!! I must have it!
Symptoms: I have been struck with 3rd trimester nausea. But I'm also hungry all the time. It's really sucked!
I've been having contractions on and off. I don't know if it's just because I know what to expect or what, but I'm not as nervous about them as I was with Chloe. I just stay home and deal with the discomfort. Sometimes I start to time them. Sometimes they pick up in speed and sharpness, with noticeable peaks and drops. Like yesterday. But I just lay down and rest and pray, and then they slowly stop.
It's still annoying, "Do I go in? Do I not?" I've spotted twice, but nothing came of it, so I didn't worry. I'm pretty sure I'm starting to low my mucus plug, which makes me worry a little bit. Whenever I walk and get discomfort "down south" I worry that I'm loosening things up even more. So I'm sort of walking around on egg shells. Which reminds me, I need to sweep the kitchen floor.
Best Moment of the Week: Definitely Kian's ultrasound. It was so cool and so creepy. We watched him snuggle with his foot, scratch his nose, yawn and blink. It was really creepy seeing his eyes open.
He blinks in this video.
He yawns at the very end in this one.
Cutest fetus. Ever!
Sibling Rivalry: I knew that letting the grandma's at them would spoil them rotten. I knew it would take weeks to unspoil them. Still, they have turned into little brats! Where are my sweet, rule abiding, chore finishing children? If you see them, please send them home. My sanity needs them back.