Saturday, September 7, 2013

24 Weeks

Warning!  Warning!  Warning!  This post is NOT cute.  You have been warned.
Just in time for the NFL Season to kick off this week!!  Yeah buddy!!
How far along?  24 weeks
Maternity clothes?  Oh yes.  Constantly.  I probably need to get some new ones at this point...not cute.

Sleep:  Meh...on and off.  I'm always really tired but it's tough falling asleep and staying asleep.  I constantly feel like I have to pee, which doesn't help with the "staying asleep" part.  Not cute.
Best moment this week:  Getting my first PSL of the season!  Although the first one I got was not filled all the way and was someone else was drinking it first.  So gross.  I try not to think about it.

Not cute.  Don't worry, I exchanged it for a better one!
Miss Anything?  Nah.  Although I have looked a little wistfully at some of the fall beers that have started to appear on the shelves...
Movement:  Dude.  Yes.  And it's VISIBLE!  I just happened to be looking down at my stomach at work and I saw it MOVE!  It like...jumped (pulsed it too gross a word, albeit more accurate) when the baby kicked and I could see the baby moving around underneath.  It was SO WEIRD!  There have been a few times before where I thought I could see something move out of the corner of my eye, but I convinced myself I was wrong.  This I could not explain away as a trick of the light.  I mean, it was SIGNIFICANT.  I feel like people are going to start to notice it when we're just standing around and talking.  Super weird.  Not cute.

Food cravings:  Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.  I can't stop myself.  I'm having dreams about M&M's, I'm stopping to buy shakes after work even though I'm not really hungry, I'm finding reasons ("Oh, I had a hard day..." NOT!) to make cupcakes and mug brownies and whatever else.  Someone give me an intervention, PLEASE! Not cute.
Anything making you queasy or sick:  Uh...not exactly.  We were having dinner with some friends (not at a restaurant or anything, thank God) and I ate a lot because, you know...that's how I roll.  So anyway, one thing that I've been noticing in the past few months is that food comes back up a lot easier.  It's because of #1 the relaxin (a hormone released during pregnancy) that causes all of your muscles (including the esophagus) guessed it...relax and #2 there's just a lot more stuff inside of me these days and it pushes on my stomach.  Anyway, I inhaled a little ice cube, started coughing, and ended up having a little bit of dinner...come back up.  Not like projectile vomit or anything, I was able to spit it in the trash, but still.  I totally felt like Uncle Jack from Arrested Development when he's like "shake me!"  If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's probably for the best.  Not cute. 
Have you started to show yet:  Yep, feelin' pretty huge! Not cute.
Gender:  Girl...ok, that's pretty cute.
Labor Signs:  No, but they will not be cute.
Belly Button in or out?  Starting to pop out. Not cute.
Wedding rings on or off?  Off.  Swollen fingers = not cute
Happy or Moody most of the time:  Happy...even though I'm not cute
Looking forward to:  Feeling cuter.  Maybe next week?

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