and with the rest of the world via Instagram and FB.
Anyway, I'm trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon, especially now that I have some second trimester energy. But I also still have a boy who resists naps with all of his might, and an early-rising girl, which makes computer time pretty hit and miss.
So, without further ado, this is us at 16 weeks with #3, also known as The Monkey.
|Please forgive the still-wet hair. Was trying to get a picture before the late-day bloat made me look even bigger.|
How far along: 16 weeks. Officially due August 8, but I am going with "early August" to hopefully keep the late-pregnancy crazies away (at least a little).
Feeling: Not too bad. I had some on and off nausea through first trimester, especially if I didn't eat frequently enough or eat enough protein. It was nothing debilitating by any means, but it was probably the worst I've felt any pregnancy. I also spent those weeks bone tired -- fall-asleep-standing-up kind of tired. I still feel pretty run down (thus too much time staring at the TV/phone, not enough time doing anything more productive), but I feel like a functional human, albeit one wishing I could consume considerably more caffeine than ACOG recommends.
Wearing: A mishmash of stuff. In the last couple of weeks I've finally admitted that I needed to bust out the maternity garb. I can still wear a few loose sweaters and flowy tops, but mostly I'm in maternity shirts (with normal cardigans, because winter -- even if it feels like spring sometimes). Pants are in that awkward stage where maternity is still uncomfortably loose and non-maternity is already uncomfortably tight. Boo!
Eating: Incessantly. I feel like I'm always starving. I aim for something reasonably healthy every two hours, but not promises that it is either healthy or not more frequent.
Craving: Arizona. Seriously, mention food from Arizona, and I will probably spend a few days craving it, until I either move on or find something that can be a kind of sort of passable substitute -- for the craving if not for the food. Lately, it has been Oregano's, ever since Charles mentioned how good it sounded to him. Or really good restaurant salsa.
Sleeping: I'd actually be sleeping pretty well if my sweet children (read: ex utero children) would just cooperate.
Missing: It has been a rough couple of weeks, and I'm not going to lie -- there were a few evenings that an adult beverage would have really hit the spot.
That's all folks!