Size of Oliver: The best I can figure, he should weigh between 3 and 4 lbs. right now and should be about 16 inches in length. The internet is comparing him to a loaf of bread or an orange squash
Weight Gain: 15-16 lbs. My goal is between 20 an 25 lbs, so if I keep putting on a lb a week like I have been, I should be right on target.
Movement and Placement: He is still regularly active. He is most active when I am laying down or when I am in the bath rub. The other day he kicked the tub when I was laying on my side and I think it scared him because he jumped back the other direction as soon as his foot hit the tub! He is currently head down but slightly lop sided. His head is down on my left side with his legs up in the ribs of my right side.
Pregnancy Symptoms: So I had a really weird symptom this last week. Monday morning I started getting dizzy, light headed, and blurry vision. I looked it up and found that that is pretty common later in pregnancy with blood flow to the brain being slower, however, this had been going on for 4 hours consecutively by the time I decided to call my OBGYN. I was also having a hard time catching my breath. I checked my blood pressure with the school nurse and it was fine so I decided to go have my iron levels checked out. Turns out, the culprit was POLLEN! My nose and throat were swollen which was making it hard for me to get enough oxygen, and an early ear infection was making me feel off balance. Baby is fine, but I was definitely nervous all day. Other than that, my feet are getting a tad swollen so I am going to try to keep them elevated and rested this week.
Sleep: Sleeping sucks. Seriously... I have a lot of free time these days and want to be catching up on LOTS of sleep, but instead I spend the whole time I am laying down tossing and turning to try and get comfortable. The only time I get relief is if I put a heating pad on my ribs while I try to sleep. That gives me about an hour of sleep before I have to get up and move. My mom told me the other day, "I didn't sleep the last 2 months of pregnancy... I think it is God's way of adapting our sleeping patterns to the way they will be for the next 18 years... if we went from great sleep to having kids too abruptly it could kill us!"
Craving: I'm not really craving anything these days, but there are things that I am eating more regularly than others: Chex Cereal, ranch dressing, tomatoes, and bananas. The only time I have had a craving recently was when driving by taco bell on Monday. I had to stop and get a Crunch Wrap Supreme!
Aversions: Nothing really, but I am still not a huge fan of straight meat. I can do meals with meat in them, but I don't enjoy preparing or eat a plain piece of chicken of beef anymore.
Workouts: With this pretty weather, my workouts have been mostly walking Macy outside. I have been taking her to the dog park where she wears herself out while I do lunges or other calisthenic exercises around the park. Other times we just walk around the neighborhood. I made it to the gym twice and one day I did a workout video that I found online. The walking really helps my back and my ribs.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new to report.
Baby Products: We really were blessed these last 2 weeks! We got tons of things knocked off our "needs" list during the baby shower. There is no way that I could show everything that we were gifted. Here is just a sampling of things that I was able to find offered at Target and Amazon. We were gifted cute little outfits, blankets, diapers, toys, etc. that I can't feature here because I can't find them all online!
We also made a few big purchases ourselves this week. Gift cards from friends, gifts from family, our own savings, and the Lord's favor finally allowed us to make some of the big purchases that we need to welcome Oliver. It is such a weight lifted off of my shoulders that we finally have his crib, stroller, and carseat! I will be sure to review them for ya'll once we have had a chance to use them with the baby. I guess I can't count pushing the stroller around the house with a stuffed animal inside as actually using it :) I will say however that the Chicco Cortina travel system was so easy to put together and opens and closes fantastically.
We got the Bertini Pembrooke crib from Babies R US and the Chicco Cortina Travel System from Target.
Favorite moment: The start of spring break!!
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I am 25 years old with a 2 year old son and a wicked handsome husband living in Birmingham, Alabama.