Size of the Baby: About 1 2/3 pounds and 14 inches long…the size of a scallion. (A scallion? Really? I mean — really?) I feel really big. But then I take a photo of myself and I guess I’m really looking pretty normal for 6 months pregnant. But man. I feel big.
Weight gain/loss: I’ve gained about 20 pounds in all, which is 5 pounds more than I’d gained at this point with Emma. I’m trying not to be too bothered by that, and remind myself that I lost it all after Emma and can lose it all again…but I also know that it’s hard. It takes work (obviously). So I really don’t want to let it get TOO out of control this time around. I’m going to watch what I eat a little more closely over the remaining 3 months.
Maternity clothes: So far I’ve been successful in resisting the urge to buy anything else. But like I mentioned last week, I may have to break down for one more pair of work pants. We’ll see.
Sleep: Ugh, my arms have been falling asleep at night since I’m solely sleeping on my side. It’s annoying! Whine, whine.
Movement: Night and day and basically whenever. She is doing somersaults in there or something.
Food cravings: Still a bit of a sweet tooth, but I’m resisting as much as I can.
Best moment this week? Several of them! Celebrating Jose’s birthday last Friday — Emma gets SUPER excited about any and all birthdays and it’s pretty endearing. (“Daddy! We got cupcakes for your birf-day!”) Celebrating our anniversary last Saturday with a picnic and opera. Going to the Rockets playoff game on Monday night, which turned out to be the only game in the series that they won. (On the other hand, our drive home through torrential downpours while a good portion of downtown and west Houston was literally flooding was a bit…intense.)
What I miss: Being able to bend over easily. I joked about this last week, but this week I mean it. I’ve really started to notice my belly getting in the way when I try to pick things up off the floor — and since we have Emma this time around, there is always a lot of stuff on the floor. Time to get a little more diligent about making Emma clean up, I suppose. (We actually have her clean up daily already, but I usually help her.)
What I’m looking forward to: Another date night tonight while Jose’s mom is still in town!
Milestones: Man, I think I’m heading into the last week of my second trimester. Am I doing that math right? Crazy. Time is flying past and despite the fact that my belly is growing and I feel her moving all the time, I don’t think it’s fully set in yet that we are getting really close to having another baby in the house. Suddenly I’m feeling like there must be more we need to be doing, since we basically haven’t done a single thing.