Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Six Months Pregnant: Update

I thought I'd do a pregnancy update, it's my first one and I've seen these on other bloggers' sites and I thought it would be fun! So here goes!

How far along? 23 weeks/6 months. I can't believe it. The second trimester is going by so fast!

Best moment this week? Feeling the baby kick for the first time, last night! Before that, I could feel flutters and butterflies in my belly, it was like he was doing gymnastics/karate/water aerobics etc. in there but last night I felt actual kicks and it was such a cool feeling! When my husband got home he was able to feel him kick, too. It was amazing!

Symptoms? I probably have some of the weirdest pregnancy symptoms: I apparently have "rhinitis in pregnancy" which is a stuffy, runny, sometimes bloody nose, with lots of sneezing. I've been really congested for the past few weeks and it's hard to breathe out of my beak. I'm also getting cramps in my feet, I have acne and pimples on my face (that I hide really well with expensive concealer), sometimes I get night sweats where I literally sweat through the sheets AND the bed (so gross!) although they are now few and far between, thank GOD. (Hormones!) But at least I'm not puking anymore...

Activity? I try to exercise 3 times a week and I like to mix up my workouts. My husband and I go for walks, I do a bit of Tracy Anderson's Pregnancy Project that I get off of Youtube and Pilates and yoga at home, and I've started doing barre again now that I have more energy. I missed it so much.

Food cravings? Right now it's gluten-free waffles topped with vegan margarine and maple syrup with over-easy eggs on top. I like to have this for dinner. (I'm weird.) I also crave the veggie burger from the Next Act on Whyte Ave ALL THE TIME. And popcorn. Always popcorn.

Food aversions? Protein bars. They taste like chalk to me now. Maybe they always did though...?

Weight gain? About 20 lbs so far.

Gender? Yes, It's a boy!

Labor signs? No. Hopefully not for awhile!

Belly button in or out? In still ;) But it's slowly getting swallowed up by my burgeoning belly.

What I miss? Sleeping on my stomach, my flexibility, energy in the evening (this granny goes to bed by 8:30/9:00 p.m. on weeknights) and my abs.

What I'm looking forward to? Meeting the little guy! And finding and deciding on a name since my hubby and I can't agree on ANYTHING. I'm also looking forward to setting up the baby's room, shopping for baby gear and cute clothing. We have so much to do before the little nugget arrives though, eek!

Milestones? Definitely feeling him move. Just recently I've been putting headphones around my belly, playing music every night before I go to sleep. Baby loves it! I feel him dancing around in there. (And now kicking.) My husband only wants him to listen to classical music but I sneak some reggae in there every once in awhile ; ) I'd like to add some Jay-Z, Metallica and maybe a little bit of country to the repertoire because I want him to be well-rounded.

Bump? It's getting bigger! Maternity pants are now a MUST, not a choice ; ).



Closet Fashionista said...

Hehe yayyyy!! So exciting that he's starting to kick!
And don't worry about the waffles for dinner, I do it all the time! In fact, I just had danish pancake balls for lunch, haha. Breakfast all day long!

Courtney Erin said...

I'm not pregnant and I crave that veggie burger from Next Act and popcorn all the time too!

Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

Life's too the shoes said...

LOL! Just wait till he kicks you in the bladder. I love this!

Sue Figueroa said...

That first kick is definitely something really special!! You have such a cute bump!

J. said...

Love love love this post!!!! Reading your words was heart warming!!! You are glowing and your bump is way too cute. Happy 6 months!!
:) J.

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