26 Weeks 6 Days
How am I feeling? Goodness, this week felt like a transition. I noticed being less comfortable when I am moving around, and I noticed it takes just a little more effort to get up from sitting or lying down. The emotional roller coaster continues, and for that I'm so thankful for Aaron! I heard Christmas music in the mall (Happy Christmas/War is Over) and I started to tear up because it made me sad. WHAT?! I do dislike this particular song, but even hearing it made me tear up. I am so excited for the Christmas season to begin, though... I am anticipating tearing up at every sentimental Christmas commercial displayed.
Movement: Baby guy has been going crazy this week. I have noticed a lot more hits/kicks/elbows/knees, and some that have even been strong enough for me to think "hey!" or to take me by surprise. As an aside- how do you know which appendage, exactly, is hitting you? I have heard a lot of mamas say they could feel their baby's elbow or knee or foot, etc. How can you tell? It all feels the same for me.
Cravings: I noticed a big decrease in milk and fruit cravings this week, unless you count ice cream. Aaron and I shared a pint of Ben and Jerry's AmeriCone Dream, and it tasted like the most amazing ice cream ever. I wanted ice cream for the rest of the week... Other random things I usually wouldn't like: a Subway meatball sub.
Etc.: I can't wait to see this little baby. I am hoping for a March baby (his estimated due date is February 20), so I doubt that will happen, but for some reason March sounds good. This week I made a little more progress on decisions for his nursery, found an amazing tutorial on turning a regular chair in to a rocker, and generally just found myself more eager to be this little one' s mama. I can't believe the second trimester is almost over and the third is beginning. Only a couple more months and he will be here, with us. We are praying the easy pregnancy will continue and our sweet baby boy will continue growing healthily.