Total Weight Gain: +15.5 lbs
Continuing symptoms: Round ligament pain, slight nose congestion, back ache if I stand too long
New symptoms this week: None pregnancy related. I do think I caught a small virus that caused some...uh... bathroom issues for 4 days and left me really exhausted. I took two naps - which I hadn't done since the first trimester. Thankfully I am feeling better.
Maternity Clothes: Looking forward to warmer weather to wear some of my tank tops and short sleeve maternity shirts (you know, going from 60 degrees to 75 degrees makes a big difference, haha)
Sleep: A little insomnia one or two nights this week....otherwise fine.
What I'm Eating: Continuing to feel hungrier but trying not to over do the eating. Loving Puffins Peanut Butter cereal in the mornings - I wake up hungry and can't wait to eat a bowl!
Cravings: Puffins. And chocolate malts. And ice cream. But I'm only eating Puffins. (And one chocolate malt this week).
Movement: He is still moving quite a bit but it hasn't seemed as frequent this week. However, every time I start to get nervous because I haven't felt him, he gives a few strong kicks. The movements are definitely much stronger!
Special pregnancy moments: VIABILITY!!! VIABILITY!! I have been counting down to the 24 week mark. I know there are no guarantees even still, but knowing that if something did happen and our boy was born he would have a chance at survival means so much to me. I am so thankful he is still growing away in my womb today. This week I heard about a friend of a friend who was a week behind me and lost her boy this week. I also read about people who lost their babies at 26 and 28 weeks - gah. These tragedies mixed with my own hyper awareness of the viability date approaching made my week more difficult and I struggled with fear. My boy seemed to be moving less, and I was having 'bathroom issues' that can also be considered early labor signs. But every time I wanted to freak out he would move vigorously, I would feel better physically, and I just prayed for God's peace. Needless to say I am SO thankful to be at the viability point and know that each day forward our boy is getting even bigger and stronger!