Okay so last week at 25 weeks I was SO sick. Like back to puking daily, multiple times a day. It was terrible! On top of that, I had to go to the doctor because I got an infection. Which really isn't a big deal and so common in pregnancy, but I've never had a UTI and I was so worried about the baby. I was worried that I had let it go on for too long and that my baby was sick too. He seriously hadn't been moving like his crazy self that week, so I was basically just a nervous wreck. I called Landon to tell him I had to go to the doctor and he could tell I was upset and tried to help me calm down. When I got to the office my phone started ringing and it was Landon telling me he would be there in a few minutes! Sweet boy!! He left work early to come be with his panicked wife. I love him so much. Anyway, everything was fine and the next day I felt so much better (thank you antibiotics) and Baby Boy was back to moving around like a crazy person ha! I asked Emma, my sister who is an OB, if when my body has an infection if it makes my baby feel sick. And she said yeah, it definitely makes him feel "off." My heart pretty much broke. I knew Baby Boy wasn't being himself... it's because he felt off! Oh man, poor baby!
So the week started off a little rough, but ended really awesome because we got to have another ultrasound with Emma! He is seriously the cutest thing. His little legs were crossed and his little hands were up by his face. I love seeing his mouth open and close and love seeing him wiggle. We love him SO much!
We also finally started getting some stuff done to get ready for him! We registered, which by the way is SO overwhelming. Like why on earth are there 100 different strollers to choose from?! Ha. Anyway, it feels good to have that done because I've been stressed about it haha. I also started painting his crib. For some reason painting it made it all seem real. Like it just hit me that there is going to be a baby sleeping in this crib in MY house. Of course I just started crying, but definitely happy tears.
Baby is the Size of a: Last week he was a rutabaga and this week he is a scallion. Apparently he is 14 inches and about 2 pounds. That's huge!
Cravings: This past week I felt a little better, so when I feel better my appetite is back to somewhat normal. So this week the craving was a pizookie--a huge cookie fresh from the oven so it's still mushy and warm with vanilla ice cream on top. Mmmm!
Food Aversions: I don't know, nothing really. I guess I try to stay away from trying anything new or anything that might make me gag. I ate a cutie this week that had a seed in it (they're supposed to be seedless!) and I seriously almost threw up. Ha!
Symptoms: Well, last week was terrible with puking every day but this week I've actually felt pretty good. And by pretty good I mean I'm still nauseous almost all day but didn't throw up as much haha. It's so great to have a break from the puking, but it probably means that this coming week will be rough.
Fears: Everything is starting to feel so much more REAL. So I'm starting to get stressed about everything we have to get done before the baby comes. And then of course, just stressed about parenthood in general but I remind myself that I just have to take it one day at a time :)
General Mood: Happy!
Sleep: I am definitely starting to wake up more in the night. Like every time I roll over, or I get up to pee like 3 times haha. But I'm still sleeping pretty good!
Maternity Clothes: Yes! My regular shirts are starting to become belly shirts now, so that's been kind of funny.
Movement: Okay this week I had the coolest experience! I was spazzing out. So I felt the baby's hand pushing up on my tummy, not like a little jab but just pushing. Then he stopped so I pushed back in the same spot and he pushed me back! It was like he was saying hi to me! It was the coolest thing and I was freaking out! He also is just a busy busy boy and sometimes he just goes crazy. I say he's having a party! He is WAY more active at night and in the middle of the night, so this is going to be a real problem when he's born and he thinks nighttimes are for parties! Also, he still loves Landon and gets extra kicky when Landon talks to him or sings to him. :) It basically melts my heart into a little puddle. I can't handle it! Landon is already the best daddy.
Looking Forward To: We are going on a baby moon to Hawaii next month!!!! AHHH! Okay so here's the story. My work does this thing called "paid paid vacation" where they PAY you $2,000 to go on vacation once a year. Coolest thing ever right? Well the only problem is you don't qualify until you've been working there for 6 months... which would put me at 38 weeks. So we were planning on doing a stay-cation in Salt Lake, which would've been fun but kind of a bummer that our last "trip" before the baby was just here. Plus we haven't been on a vacation since October 2014! Which is weird for us, because we like to vacation! Well, Landon had the idea to ask my work if they would let me take my vacation early because of my pregnancy but just wait to submit the receipts for reimbursement until I was qualified. And guess what? They made an exception for me!!!!! I seriously work for the BEST company. Of course I just started bawling haha and we got to planning that night! We're going to Oahu for 6 days and we are SO excited! I'm spoiled rotten and have been to Hawaii 4 times, but this is Landon's first time. Yay! He's also getting certified for scuba diving so that'll be SO cool for him to scuba in Hawaii. I'm fine with just snorkeling :) Anyway, we are SO excited! We really vacation for cheap, so we found really cheap flights, cheap rental car, and cheap places to stay. We LOVE using Airbnb! Basically you rent out someone's entire apartment/condo so you get a full kitchen and everything, but it's WAY cheaper than any hotel. Plus they have things like snorkel gear, body boards, beach chairs, etc. so we get to use all that which is way convenient!
Only two more weeks left in the second trimester! Ahhhh!