Baby is the size of: A papaya (approximately 11 inches)
Maternity clothes? Mom sent some new maternity tops, including a nursing cami... that'll come in handy later. Thanks, Mom!
Sleep: Iffy... The trees are in full bloom and my sinuses are draining... yuck... one perk of sleeping in my "recliner" - I can breathe better!
Belly Button: Innie... still... but it's getting really shallow. Weird.
Exercise: I was a good kid and did pilates 3 days this week, plus power walked on the treadmill for at least 20 minutes 3 days. I haven't been feeling all that great because of the stuffy head and runny nose, so I took it easy toward the end of the week.
Food cravings: Buttery garlic bread. And bacon.
Best moment of the week: My co-worker was very kind and gave us a crib, changing table/dresser, and a bedding set. Yay! The changing table/dresser needs a little work (the top needs to be stripped and re-finished and a track for the drawer needs to be re-installed), but for free? Yes, we can handle the minor repairs.
Fun fact: A papaya seems huge! But, this is a visual reminder of how big the baby is stretched out to full length.
This week, he continues to develop taste buds, and has a regular sleeping/waking pattern.
Also, his eyelashes and eyebrows have formed, but they don't have pigment yet - so, no idea if he'll be blond or brunette!
Symptoms: Thirsty-ness and headaches. Although, the headaches may be a result of the sinus congestion. Thank you, allergies.
Mood? Stressed at work, but trying to breathe deeply and be calm. Life will go on. Weepy... I just randomly cried last night while talking about happy things. M's like, "why are you crying?" And I honestly didn't know. That was weird.
Blessings of the week: I borrowed a book from a friend. It's about each person being uniquely designed by God to accomplish His purpose. It's been very inspiring to realize I do have a spot out there where my unique skills, abilities and personality will be an asset to God's plan. I just need to follow God's direction and find that spot!
The other big blessing of the week was Friday's date night in with M. He made me a fabulous dinner and treated me to an at home spa night, complete with foot soak, foot rub, and neck massage. He's so good to me!