I think I am going to vomit... you know that nervous panicky vomit. Remember my second trimester post? Well it's almost time for my third trimester post! I was so excited to be in my second trimester but now?! Sheesh! I am glad to progress through a nice, healthy pregnancy but this is going by too fast! 2 weeks from now marks the beginning of my third trimester and I am NOT ready!!! I feel like I have so much left to do and that to-do list.. I've barely even touched! So I (we) are just progressing along... feeling unprepared:
According to the bump: Got a dark line running down your belly? That's your linea nigra, and it's totally normal. Pregnancy hormones might also be making your complexion a little spotty. Switching to oil-free, water- based, noncomedogenic makeup should help clear things up.
Baby's now the size of an eggplant! That oh-so-handy sense of equilibrium is kicking in, and baby's learning to distinguish right side up from upside down.
According to Baby Center: Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her/his weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga (I've never seen a real live rutabaga!), but s/he's beginning to exchange her/his long, lean look for some baby fat. As s/he does, her/his wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and s/he'll start to look more and more like a newborn. S/he's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.
Weight Gain: So, I had to step on the home scale just because I didn't last week and to my surprise I've added 2 more pounds! I expected it to be more. I've truly been unhinged at the dinner table (rightfully so) but I'm not complaining either.
Sleep: The absolute same, although I did go to bed a little earlier these past two nights. I hope to keep that trend up because it really makes a difference in my mood the next day.
Gender: Team Green
Name: Still getting suggestions from people- I think it's cute how everyone wants our child to be named after them!
Feeling: As I write this there is a fire burning in my chest. I wish I knew what triggered it (and do not say the baby's hair!). I'm thinking maybe orange juice?? Which is weird because I have been drinking it every morning for 5 days straight and nothing... until last night. I also had a bacon and cheese (that's right, no egg)croissant from Dunkin' Dounts and I'm pretty sure that's the first one I've had this entire pregnancy. Last night's dinner was fried chicken, rice, and creamed spinach. I think I am going to start keep a food journal.
Health: Surviving. Which is not bad.
Movement: Still there but no established pattern yet (at least I don't think so). One day last week I was up all night from the party going on in my belly and then the other day I felt like "where's my lil' bit?" I figured little one still has lots of room in there so s/he must be trying out some new positions some in which I can't feel him/her.
Belly: I forgot to measure :( so I'll use the general public's measurement: "you don't look pregnant!", "I wish I was that small", "aww your bump is sooo cute", "you're lucky- I felt like a house!" and there you have it people (gather your own assumptions).
Next Appointment: June 9.