*Rockstar is the size of an avocado (4.6″ and 3.5oz). An avocado! I like that. I like avocados. 🙂 Also, the kiddo can hear me this week. That is craaaazy to think about. I can’t feel movement yet, but that is definitely something I am looking forward to!
*I weighed 165.4# this morning – up 1.4# from last week, and up 4.4# overall. I think that’s on the low end of normal for now, but I’m fine with that. I’m sure it will speed up soon, and I definitely look like I’ve gained more than that!
*Sleep – this is a weird one. Lately I toss and turn and wake up thinking about misc. baby needs, to-do lists, worries, etc. My low back is hurting quite a bit lately too (which is causing issues with sleep), so I’m going to get a massage from a friend of mine tomorrow to see if that helps anything. I’m hoping that between chiro and massage I can get my back under control, especially with all of the waitressing I’m doing during this pregnancy.
*Pimple-face. ‘Nuff said. Apparently my skin missed the “glowing pregnant lady” memo!
In other news, this week has been pretty … scary? I’m not sure what the right word is, honestly. It was full of changes that required me to sort of “face” being pregnant. I had another girlfriend loan me gads of maternity clothes, and since my clothes definitely aren’t fitting right anymore, I had to go through that big box and pull out a few items to wear now. That’s not so bad, but I look at the full-term clothing going WOW, I’m really going to get that big?!
Then yesterday, a neighbor of mine found out I was pregnant, and she emailed to say congrats and that she was getting rid of baby stuff today. It was pretty overwhelming, but at the same time it was such a great opportunity to score some free baby gear, so over to her house I went. Another local pregnant mama and I divvied up the spoils, and I came home with:
-A Baby Bjorn carrier
-A swing/cradle with mobile and music
-A travel sleeping system (super lightweight – lighter and smaller than my laptop bag!)
-A floor mat (play mat?). I don’t even know what the darn thing is called.
-2 bags of clothing, receiving blankets, etc.
-Newborn diapers & wipes (to get me through until cloth diapers fit).
How freakin’ awesome is that?! It was super generous of my neighbor, but I’m also kind of freaked out every time I walk upstairs and see everything sitting there.