We’re halfway through the pregnancy, and I’m enjoying these updates. Full disclosure – I had a full – on breakdown in the airport today. I’m overwhelmed, I feel disgusting, my skin is really broken out, and generally, I did not feel like myself today. Fair warning, please just know that this sort of feeling is not abnormal once in a while during pregnancy, and I think it will pass.
Baby is the size of a: Banana. Last week was a mango, so I’m not really understanding how exactly that’s growth because I feel like bananas are really skinny, and mangoes are really fat. Idk, interpret that banana however you’d like.
Due date: Sept 3rd, 2016
Total weight gain: I have no idea. Definitely on the higher end of the range I talked about last week. Maybe 12-14 lbs?
Sleep: Sleep is still okay, but I am waking up early every morning still to go to the bathroom. I am struggling with this one. I spent a lot of the weekend traveling, and I felt like I could not stop going to the bathroom. So I’m fighting this battle when I’m out to stay hydrated and not have to go to restrooms constantly.
Best moment this week: I went to Jersey, then into the City to visit some friends and family. One of my friends was running her first half-marathon, so we went and made a day of it. The race began in Central Park, and it was a positively beautiful day. I am glad I went.
Food cravings: Sparking anything. I ordered a HUGE bottle of soda water while we were waiting at the race, and managed to down every single delicious drop. (I definitely needed a bathroom break after that.)
Food aversions: Meat is kinda grossing me out. In the beginning of the pregnancy, I managed a few turkey sandwiches, and chicken sandwich here and there, but for some reason, the thought wasn’t doing it for me. I’ve been dealing with a little bit of reflux, and I don’t know if that is somehow contributing.
Symptoms: The constant bathroom thing! It’s literally constant.
Looking forward to: Sleeping in my own bed tonight. I miss it.