How far along: 16 weeks, 1 day
Total Weight Gain/Loss: -7 pounds from prepregnancy weight.
- food aversions, specifically chicken (unless in buffalo wing form.) I had half of a burger twice this week, so I'm getting some protein in!
- tiredness - I have good nights and bad nights. Typically during the week we're in bed by 9, but on the weekend, I can stay up til 11 or so.
- Loss of sex drive
- sneezing, although not as much as when I was sick!
- constipation - back to being somewhat of a problem.
- getting winded easier - I feel like such a weenie for getting winded just from vacuuming the living room!
- sugar lows - ever since coming off the Metformin, I've noticed my blood sugar dropping randomly. I get shaky, sweaty and week and have to eat something to feel better. I brought this up to my friend who is having twins after IVF who also has PCOS, and she said she's noticed having sugar lows as well after coming off the Metformin.
Maternity clothes: Wearing maternity jeans all the time; as soon as I get home, I'm either in yoga pants or PJ pants. Still can't wait until it's warm enough to wear maxi dresses.
Stretch marks: Nothing new here thank goodness
Sleep: Still up a few times a night to reposition myself, thankfully sleep on my sides is more comfortable. In fact, it's gotten quite uncomfortable to sleep on my stomach, but I unconsciously roll to my stomach while sleeping. Some nights I'm up twice to pee, others I can wait until the morning.
Best moment last week: We received our dresser and crib on Wednesday and spent Friday night putting it together while watching the Olympics during a tornado.
That box was just the crib, the two behind Keegan were the dresser
The nursery went from:
We're still looking for a chair for the corner next to the crib, and we'll be refinishing the bookshelf depending on the sex of the baby. Of course we need some decorations, but it's a start!
I also received packages from Sarah and Ladybug this week. Sarah sent me a sweet card, necklace, and frame, and Ladybug sent me a cloth diaper and Good Night moon. Thank you so much ladies, you're too sweet!
Movement: I thought I might have felt a few pops here and there throughout the week, but not sure if it was from Breadcrumb or gas
Food cravings: Still loving cheesy spuds and lemonade from McAlisters. I've noticed that I'm craving water more often lately, I seem to always be thirsty! Even though I wasn't a big drinker before pregnancy, a frozen alcoholic drink sounds amazing.
Gender: We find out on Thursday (assuming Breadcrumb cooperates)
Labor signs: Zilch, thank goodness.
Belly button? In, getting shallower
What I miss: Coke! I've been staying away from caffeine, but I've been craving a cold fountain Coke like none other. I told Keegan that's the one thing I want in the delivery room.
What I am looking forward to: Finding out Breadcrumb's gender on Thursday and our Atlanta trip this weekend. I'm going to Ikea for the first time! Speaking of our Atlanta trip, any mommies have any must have baby product suggestions? I feel like I've been researching for weeks, but I'm still so clueless!
Baby Buys: Nothing this week. Been trying to not buy clothing until we find out the gender.
On Saturday, Keegan texted me to let me know his mom had called with news that his cousin's wife (cousin in law?) is about 13 weeks pregnant with twins. After hearing the news, I was surprisingly upset for a few hours. I knew they had been trying, and we suspected they were having trouble, so it shouldn't have come as a shock to me, but it did. My biggest fear is that Breadcrumb is going to be forgotten. Cousin lives up in KC with a lot of Keegan's extended family, so they get to see each other a lot more often than the one time a year we do. Since Cousin is also having twins, it's a safe bet to assume that she's going to deliver earlier than I am. I don't want to come off as a bitter infertile; I am truly truly happy for them, and as Keegan pointed out, Breadcrumb will have (second) cousins to play with whenever we visit, but when you honestly think about it, what's more exciting, twins you get to see every week, or a singleton who lives 14 hours away? I suppose I just feel pushed to the side.
After a few hours of moping, I'm a lot happier about the news. It'll be great for Breadcrumb to have cousins so close in age, and perhaps Cousin and I could have a joint baby shower. I know that I'll love the twins so much and I'm thrilled to see the next generation growing even more. I've just warned Keegan that baby news isn't delivered best over text.