How Far Along? 28 weeks, 3 days
Size of the Wee One? The size of a chinese cabbage…her length is estimated at 15 inches and Miss Carson weighs a little over 2 pounds
Maternity Clothes? Oh yes indeed. I found myself having to stock up on “late spring/early summer” maternity necessities because I had nothing that I was happy with. All my clothes from last summer were celebrating my “normal” body again so my dad and I had a fun date last weekend to stock up on some fun new spring attire! I got a few new dresses, shorts, tanks, bathing suits, and tees to get me through the next 2 months. Thanks Dad
Weight Gain? We are chugging right along in that department friends…I’m up 19 pounds. I obviously never have a hard time gaining weight during pregnancy 😉 I’m still working out 2-3 times a week which makes me feel so much better!
Stretch Marks? Nope…I still rub on my Vitamin E creme each and every day and can’t help but think it really does work wonders on my skin. I know, I know, genetics help a bit, too. Very thankful indeed.
Gender? Girl, girl, girl-more pink on the way!!
Name? Carson Elizabeth Stoneking
Sleep? I used to keep myself up all hours of the night, thinking of to-do lists and such, but with this pregnancy, I fall asleep as soon as I hit the pillow…likely due to Caroline keeping me on the move all day, every day. I have to wake up a few times to use the bathroom, but other than that it’s been smooth sailing in the sleep department-getting it in while I can!
Cravings? It’s funny that I crave the same stuff as I did when I was pregnant with CC…fruits, high sugar cereals, and mostly junk food-Jeff loves me being pregnant because he knows half of our pantry items would NEVER exist in our house otherwise (pop tarts, fruit snacks, cookies, endless amounts of ice cream, etc). This should be interesting as I have my glucose test this afternoon. Fingers crossed for good results.
What I Miss? ALCOHOL…I sound like a lush, but it’s the truth. With summer fast approaching, I want sangria, and I want it now. I cannot wait to sip on some cold adult beverages, and I know our trip to the beach is going to be a tease seeing as there will be no margaritas for me during our stay. I might have to indulge in some mocktails and this non-alcoholic wine everyone keeps telling me about.
Symptoms? Braxton Hicks contractions, puffy ankles (ewww so not attractive), tiredness, major mood swings (sorry Jeff), breakouts, and I am hot all the time.
Belly Button? It’s definitely finding it’s way to an outie a lot sooner this time…is that normal?
Best Moment? Feeling her kick and move (that feeling NEVER gets old), working on the nursery (trying to finalize a paint color, getting quotes for the closet revamp, and we just ordered the rug), and realizing that we’re in the home stretch-only 12 more weeks as a family of three-yikes!