Movement: Mostly when I am laying or lounging. I rarely feel him when I am up moving around. Dom's dad and brother both got to feel him on our Massachusetts weekend and I have started being able to see his movements through my clothes!
Pregnancy Symptoms: My poor back and ribs are killing me! All of the sitting that we did in the airport last weekend wrecked my muscles. I'm going to try a heating pad tonight. Poor Domenic has been so sweet with my endless request for back massages! The muscles directly below my ribs are also sore. I get some relief when I lay on my back, but I know I'm not suppose to do that for long periods of time. However, when I lay on my side, I wake up in pain throughout the night.
Any good ideas?
Sleep: I am still sleeping long hours, but now I am waking up about every 2 hours to readjust my back.
Craving: Grapes, Parfaits, Cheetos, and Ranch Dressing
Aversions: Not really anything specific anymore. I just will occasionally not find a certain dish appetizing. My friend Eric made Macaroni and Cheese and I couldn't even stomach one bite! Such a weird thing to suddenly find gross.
Workouts: These past 2 weeks have been pretty lack luster. I think I made it to the gym 3 times during week 23 and 2 times in week 24. I was so busy getting ready for the trip that I didn't have enough energy to make it. However, I do think that I burned about 300 calories grocery shopping, cleaning, ironing, and doing laundry for the trip! I finally got my yoga ball at home pumped up so I have been doing a few exercise at home when I can't make it to the gym.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new to report. I am having fun coming up with new clothing combinations. There really aren't any pre-pregnancy clothes that I can't fit into at this point, so I am trying to venture outside of comfy sweaters and maternity garb!
Baby Items: We got tons of cute gifts from the baby shower that Dom's mom threw us!! These few things that I pulled out to show here don't even begin to scratch the surface of what we were given. I couldn't find everything online! We are so incredibly blessed to have such wonderful friends and family.